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WRAP #84: Migrant women’s health in rural and regional areas, NETFA FGM/C campaign, 60 seconds with Arundathi Lekshmi

WRAP #84: Migrant women’s health in rural and regional areas, NETFA FGM/C campaign, 60 seconds with Arundathi Lekshmi

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Welcome back to our first WRAP for the year! And the eve of our National Conference! We won't sleep from the excitement!

For many of us, the excitement a new decade brings has been overshadowed somewhat by some national and global health concerns. Our hearts go out to everyone who has experienced fear, loss and poor health, particularly as a result of the recent fires or the outbreak of the coronavirus.

Yet, the very recent passing of the Gender Equality Bill 2019 into Victorian Parlaiment has brought a brilliant ray of light and optimism to February. Not to mention our imminent conference, Advancing the Evidence: Migrant Women's Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference. We are just putting the finishing touches on our presentation slides, and we are extremely excited about the program and participants. It's going to be an amazing opportunity to focus on the sexual and reproductive priorities for migrant and refugee women in Australia.

We will also be launching our national campaign to raise awareness among health professionals to support and work with women who have experienced female circumcision to end the practice in Australia and globally. If you missed out on getting a ticket for the conference, there may still be time to purchase a last minute ticket for tomorrow night and catch Dr Jasmine Abdulcadir, an expert in the field!

This WRAP we are thinking about the barriers for women living in regional and rural Australia to access sexual and reproductive health, the NETFA campaign and then we are spending 60 fabulous seconds with the brilliant Arundhathi Lekshmi.

Until International Women's Day,
The WRAP Team