In Australia, we accept that if we work hard and do the right thing, we should be able to get ahead. With a good work ethic and a good attitude, opportunities are there for the taking.
This may be true for some, but for many newly arrived migrant or refugee women, they can face multiple blockers such as language, education, isolation and cultural expectations. Without support many will never have the chance to enjoy work, social or community life in Australia – no matter how much they want to.
“The support of the Victorian Women’s Trust will allow WHIN to support migrant and refugee women who face barriers in accessing financial information in their first language, help to breakdown cultural barriers impeding their access to financial institutions, reduce their social isolation and promote the women’s independence and decision making.”
– Sandra Morris, Manager Health Promotion
Organisation: Women’s Health in the North (WHIN)
Project: Let’s Talk Money
Category: Small Grants
WHIN works every day with migrant and refugee women, supporting them to find pathways to financial stability and better health outcomes for themselves and their families. WHN’s program Let’s Talk Money will teach financial literacy and money management skills and train women to share their knowledge with other women. Using a bilingual peer educator model, Let’s Talk Money will partner with community health organisations to recruit, train and support women from diverse cultural backgrounds to deliver practical financial literacy workshops to women in their own language and communities.
A special thank you to a Private Trust for supporting this project.
Helping young newly arrived young women at Bendigo Kangan Institute.
A two day workshop focussing pressing issues in relation to gender equity in Australia.
Scoping the educational and vocational supports available to women with disabilities in the Wodonga region.
Assisting young mothers to re-engage with education and strengthen their community networks.
So that in this lifetime we can be: