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Report Launch: Left Behind – Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experiences of COVID-19

On 6 October 2021, We’re launching our report: “Left Behind: Migrant and Refugee Womens’ Experiences of COVID-19”. 

As the result of 12 months of work by multilingual health educators, employed by the WOMHEn project (funded by Jobs Victoria), we were able to undertake over 70 interviews with migrant and refugee women to understand the impact of COVID-19 on their lives. The experiences shared in these interviews follow a key theme: migrant and refugee women felt left behind in pandemic response and support. With increased financial insecurity, care responsibilities and emotional strain, the pandemic had a profound impact on the mental, physical and financial wellbeing of migrant and refugee women. In their own words, this report tells the story of a community who felt forgotten and were ultimately reliant on each other for support and information.

Click below to register for the launch of this eye-opening report. Hear from the health educators who made this report possible. These bilingual health educators were able to not only interview over 70 migrant and refugee women, but delivered health education to over 1800 women in their own language. Its this approach, led by migrant and refugee women, that can respond to the issues highlighted in our Left Behind report.

Wednesday 6 October 2021

2.00pm – 3.00pm | Via Zoom


Register for the Launch