The WRAP #95: When non-racist language is not enough, Women and the workplace and 60 Seconds with Sanduni De Silva

Dear WRAP-pers,

It’s so hard to believe that it’s been a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic. It felt like only yesterday when we packed our desks, used Zoom for the first time and began delivering health education sessions online. So much has changed since then, but our commitment to building a safer and fairer world is still going strong.

This month, we celebrated migrant women’s leadership at our first face-to-face reunion at our International Women’s Day lunch, joined thousands of other ‘angry feminists’ at the March 4 Justice rally, and advocated for more investments into COVID-19 recovery for migrant and refugee women.

We also got a new side hustle (like everyone else during the pandemic) to produce a podcast called Making the Links about migrant women’s access to family violence services in rural and regional areas. We’re very excited to launch it today so have a listen to our first episode here.

This WRAP, we write about the role the language can play in fuelling anti-Asian hate, and the importance of listening to migrant women workers when it comes to sexual harassment in the workplace.

We also speak to the wonderful Sanduni De Silva, our newest Programs Administration Officer about her favourite podcasts, and the power of friendships.

Until next time,
The WRAP team

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