Brotherhood of St Laurence

Stepping Stones : building business skills and opportunities for refugee women in Australia : progress report : January to September 2011 /

By: Lobo de Queiroz, Juliana | Brotherhood of St Laurence
Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: PDFSubject(s): Women Refugees Services For - Victoria - City Of Yarra | Mentoring | Volunteers Education | Volunteer Programs | Social Participation | Mentors In Business | Adult Education Of Women Victoria - City Of Yarra | Service Provision | Settlement | Skill Development | Workforce Barriers | Disadvantaged Groups | Small Business | Stepping StonesOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Barriers to entering the workforce contribute to refugee women's financial disadvantage and inhibit their capacity to participate actively in the community. Developing a micro-enterprise can offer a flexible and empowering income-generation alternative for refugee women. Stepping Stones offers a gender-sensitive and culturally responsive approach to small-business skills development. The program benefits from the Brotherhood's multidisciplinary team?s expertise, strong networks, good relationships with new and emerging communities and the ability to respond promptly to women's emerging needs through casework and counselling referrals and links to other services. The project recruits and trains successful women in the business sector to mentor our participants on a one-on-one basis. Mentoring relationships create opportunities for cross-cultural dialogue, skills development support, connections with the wider community and expansion of networks.

Stepping Stones Progress Report Jan-Sept 2011_FINAL.pdf

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