Webinar: Attitudes towards violence against women and gender equality among people from non-English speaking countries

ANROWSA webinar is an online meeting using your computer or tablet. Join ANROWS for a conversation about the results from culturally and linguistically diverse respondents to the 2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS). The webinar is online, on Thursday 18 July from 10:00-12:00pm.

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Building Stonger and Vibrant South Sudanese Equatoria Community Association in Australia

Equatoria region in South SudanThe annual FECAA National Conference will be held from 4 -5 October 2019 at the University of South Australia. FECAA is the peak national body representing the Equatoria Community (commonly known as Equatorians) in Australia. The Equatorians compose of 36 different ethics tribes, out of 64 tribes, in South Sudan. All these 36 tribes are from linguistically diverse backgrounds but see themselves as one under the Equatoria banner.

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Shepparton takes a lead on refugees

Julian Burnside with refugeesIn a scene from the documentary Border Politics, Julian Burnside stands among piles of discarded life jackets, clothing and boats, strewn across a hillside on the Greek island of Lesbos, off Turkey. In recent years, the island has become a gateway to Europe for countless refugees fleeing violence and oppression across the Middle East. He picks up a child’s lifejacket emblazoned with the cartoon of a happy, running child. The normally cool and composed Melbourne barrister is visibly moved.

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Hub Cooking Excursion to Strathbogie

Community Hub visit to Strathbogie39 women, young children and volunteers from the St Georges Road and Shepparton English Language Centre Community hub climbed aboard a bus  for a Cooking Excursion to travel to a property on top of a ridge with 360 degrees views in the Strathbogie Ranges. (The women who attended this excursion are originally from South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Kuwait, Malaysia, Phillipines and Nepal).

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Risk management in immigration detention

Melbourne Immigration Transit AccommodationThe Australian Human Rights Commission has recently conducted a risk management audit of all detention centres in Australia. A comprehensive – and pictorial – report was compiled. People held in immigration detention, as well as staff working in detention facilities, face genuine risks to their health, safety, security and their human rights more broadly.

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Race and Third Culture Kids

immigration stamp in passportI grappled with belonging in white Australia – naively I didn’t think my kids would too, says Melbourne doctor Mariam Tokhi. We all make assumptions based on our narrow experiences but many of us have parents with vastly different family backgrounds, leading to a confusing experience of racism or labelling as “third culture kids”.

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