The WRAP #94: Migrant women’s mental health, Sex-selective abortion bans, and 60 Seconds with Niyayesh Samedi

Dear WRAP-pers,

Welcome to the first WRAP of 2021!

It’s been a busy one so far. In January, we released our Victorian Budget Submission for 2021/2022, calling for equity and wellbeing for migrant women. We’ve started running in-language health education sessions in person, presented at panels about family violence and delivered Online Q&A events about healthy relationships.

But we’re only getting started! In the next month we’ll be:

  • launching our Community Conversations report in partnership with Health West and the Centre for Multicultural Youth on the experiences of young migrant and refugee people in finding work. You can register to this online event here.
  • running a social media campaign about endometriosis.
  • sending out our annual International Women’s Day WRAP about migrant women’s leadership in a COVID world.
  • presenting at the ASCOLTA Women Write book launch about migrant women’s experiences during lockdown on 7 March.

We hope to see you at one of these events.

This WRAP, we’re sharing our thoughts on migrant women’s mental health and reproductive justice for migrant women. We also got to spend 60 lovely seconds with Niyayesh Samedi, a textile artist on what’s been keeping her busy during COVID-19. You’ll definitely be inspired!

Until next time,
The WRAP team

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