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"We don't have sole parents in our community - we only have widows" : the needs of female sole parents from a non-English speaking background. /

by Cheung, Meiha.

Publisher: Toongabbie, NSW Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Services Inc 2004Description: iii, 46 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 35-36) "July 2003" - CoverAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

A model of practice for the empowerment of Muslim women /

by Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria (Inc.).

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria (Inc.) 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 42Summary: The model outlines the rationale behind Self-esteem, Identity, Leadership and Community(SILC) and the theoretical concepts that are embedded within it, our experience of developing and implementing the project; and the processes of its various stages. It also provides a number of selected examples of the kind of group activities that were employed by the project, and discusses their overall outcomes.Availability: (1)

Being around other women makes you brave : evaluation of Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women from refugee and migrant backgrounds

by Bodsworth, Eve | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Lobo de Queiroz, Juliana | Meddings, Rebecca.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2014Description: viii, 42 p. ill (Main Report) ; 4 p. (Research Summary) PDF.Online Access: Main Report | Research Summary Notes: Includes PDF link to Main report and the Research Summary Summary: Stepping Stones, a micro-business program for women of refugee and migrant backgrounds, was launched by the Brotherhood of St Laurence with financial support from the AMP Foundation. Central to the program is recognition of the participants? strengths and skills. Stepping Stones provides training, information and support to help women on the path to economic security. This report outlines features of the Stepping Stones model, outcomes achieved and lessons learnedAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Crushed hopes : underemployment and deskilling among skilled migrant women /

by Cuban, Sondra | Cardu, H l ne | Mollard, Blandine | Umar, Sanober | Marin de Avellan, Luisa E.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland International Organization for Migration 2012Description: 178 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: "Through a broad review of literature on the gender dimension of deskilling and case studies from Quebec, Geneva and the United Kingdom, this publication intends to illustrate the professional setbacks that can derive from migration for qualified women and the far-reaching impact such losses may have on their well-being, sense of identity and family relationships."Availability: (1)

Employment barriers for second generation young people of non-English speaking background : report to the Department of Business and Employment. /

by Taylor, Janet | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: Fitzroy Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 1995Description: 46 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Includes bibliographical references August 1995Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1), BSL Archives (1).

Exploring the educational experiences of Sudanese refugee women living in the United States : a thesis submitted to the Graduate College of Bowling Green State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the /

by Pacheco, Leslie.

Publisher: Bowling Green, Ohio Bowling Green State University 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2011 Bibliography : p. 100-109Summary: Violent civil conflict in the African nation of Sudan created a humanitarian crisis which necessitated involvement and support from the international community, resulting in the resettlement of many Sudanese refuges to the United States. Much of the research on refugee populations has failed to take into account the gendered nature of the refugee experience. This is especially true of the Sudanese refugee population, in which the experiences of men have been well documented, earning them recognitions as the Lost Boys of Sudan; while their female counterparts have remained, for the most, part voiceless. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to explore how Sudanese refugee women perceive and interpret their experiences in formal education programs and how these experiences influence the resettlement process. This study addresses gaps in the literature by providing insight into the lived experiences of nine Sudanese refugee women as they reflect on their education experiences. The findings of this study indicate that refugee women have unique needs during the resettlement process. In addition to the need to learn the language of the country of resettlement, find a job and adjust to social and cultural norms, the Sudanese refugee women in this study also expressed a strong need to establish relationships, gain economic independence, and find a sense of hope in the future. The findings of this study suggest that participating in formal education can assist Sudanese refugee women in the resettlement process by fulfilling many of these needs. Formal education provided the Sudanese refugee women in this study with language and occupational skills, in addition to, and most significantly, a sense of empowerment and the agency necessary for them to redefine their lives and advocate for social change.Availability: (1)

Getting settled : women refugees in Australia /

by Australia. Department of Social Services.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Getting Settled is intended for anyone who has an interest in refugee women and their settlement experience in Australia. It contains information and a range of good practice ideas that have been shown to be effective in the successful settlement of women and their families. Most importantly, it recounts the real-life stories of some of the women themselves. We feel confident that general readers, former refugees, settlement service providers and others who work with refugees will find this information helpful and inspiring.Availability: (1)

Labour market and employment characteristics of immigrant women in Australia. /

by Australian Bureau of Statistics. Social Statistics Branch, Brisbane.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1992Description: 107 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Literacy needs of non-English speaking background women : report of a research paper. /

by Foster, Lois | Rado, Marta.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Division of Further Education, Ministry of Education and Training 1991Description: 252 p. Bibliography: p.154-170.Notes: "This project was supported by a grant from the Division of Further Education, Ministry of Education and Training, Victoria"Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migrant women act /

by Bursian, Olga.

Publisher: Champaign, Ill. Common Ground Publishing 2011Description: PDF.Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-186) and index. Contents: Understanding migrant women : research and a bit of theory - Childhood diversities and life's beginnings - Displacements and landings : uncoupling of the life-world - The topography of migration : suffering and overcoming - Facilitating processes : Australian publicly funded infrastructure - Australian citizens and existential questions - Creating mutually supportive societies.Summary: Migrant Women Act shows the creativity and ingenuity of migrant women in shaping their own destinies during resettlement. It also shows the vital role of public services in enabling these competencies to flower. Olga Bursian documents the stories of thirty migrant women from the former USSR, Vietnam, Lebanon, the Philippines and the Horn of Africa, by exploring their socialisation into non-Western understandings of the human being, of normal society and what is worth doing in life. The women speak about how they acted through displacement and resettlement overturning popular stereotypes about their cultures. The stories reveal their generosity, resilience and audacity in the face of multiple layers of unequal social relations and negative representations. The book includes a review of the role of public services in successful resettlement, even for the most resilient women. Open entitlement to these services for new citizens was the hallmark of multiculturalism prior to the reversals begun by the Howard Government in the mid 1990s. Olga Bursian uses wide ranging sources to back a rigorous policy and program analysis, pitched at professionals and decision makers. She has lived and worked across diverse cultures and was inspired to document the unbounded resilience of migrant women.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Migrant women and discrimination in Australia: a tiered narrative study /

by Bamforth, Jill | Deakin University. Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation.

Publisher: Geelong, Vic. Deakin University. Centre for Citizenship and Globalisation March 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Citizenship and globalisation research paper ; volume 2, no. 2.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: December 2010 Includes bibliographical referencesSummary: Whilst media representations of race relations in Australia depict a tolerant multicultural society, official records of discrimination, together with public events concerning migrant women, have combined to unsettle this egalitarian view. This article reports on a tiered study which uses the methods of critical race theory to provide insights into the nature and extent of race and gender discrimination experienced by migrant women in Australia. These insights are derived from a first hand narrative account of one migrant woman's experiences of the rental housing market and legal system, and a comparison of her narrative with those told of the same event by one social work and two legal professionals. The study reveals that, although the migrant woman's legal challenges were successful, she experienced serious reprisals related to these challenges, and was involved in a cycle of housing related difficulties which her legal challenges did not address. The comparison of the accounts shows that the professionals? accounts took either a 'telescopic' or 'panoramic' view of these issues. Whilst the panoramic view resulted in a greater awareness of the social context of the migrant woman's housing and legal difficulties, race and gender discrimination were not always identified. The study concludes that the professional and institutional filtration of discrimination means that the view of multicultural tolerance in Australia remains unchallenged.Availability: (1)

My forty days : childbearing experiences of non-English speaking background women : a cross cultural resource book for health care professionals in birthing services. /

by Rice, Pranee Liamputtong.

Publisher: Carlton, Vic. Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health 1993Description: 103 p.Notes: Available from Centre for the Study of Mothers' and Children's Health, 463 Cardigan Street, Carlton Vic 3053. Ph 15.11.93.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Not the same : conference proceedings and a strategy on domestic violence and sexual assault for non-English speaking background women. /

by Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre.

Publisher: Brunswick, Vic. Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre 1996Description: 101 p., 6 p.Notes: Conference held at Melbourne Park March 22 and 23, 1996Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Participation in sport and recreation by culturally and linguistically diverse women : stakeholder consultation report /

by Cortis, Natasha | Muir, Kristy.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Social Policy Research Centre. University of New South Wales 2007Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Practical guide : involving volunteers from diverse cultural and language backgrounds in your organisation. /

by Volunteering Australia.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Volunteering Australia 2007Description: 84 p. : ill., ports.Notes: Includes bibliographical referencesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Race, faith and gender : converging discriminations against Muslim women in Victoria : the ongoing impact of September 11, 2001 /

by Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Northcote, Vic. Islamic Women's Welfare Council of Victoria 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The experiences of Muslim women in Victoria after September 11 documented in this research demonstrate that instances of racism are not simply isolated, one-off incidents. Racism against Muslim women has a pervasive and persistent cyclical pattern, characterised by quiet periods of everyday racisms and incivility, which are interrupted by sharp rises in racism after international incidents of Muslim-related terrorism. This research demonstrated that non-Muslim Victorians' perceptions of Muslims in general, and Muslim women in particular, are complex but nonetheless inextricably tied to Muslim women?s experiences of racism. What non-Muslim Victorians think of Muslim women affects these women?s lives and their potential for integration. It is important to note that, at least for Muslim women who participated in this study, it was the fear of racism and not their mistreatment by their society or religion that restricted their freedom and independence. Our research confirmed that non-Muslim Victorians and Muslim women feel a growing divide in relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Muslim women feel it through a growing sense of marginalisation and non-Muslim Victorians feel it in the unfair treatment they perceive Muslims to receive. For Victorians on both sides of the divide, there is a strong desire for contact and exchange of ideas, information and common experiences.Availability: (1)

Refugee women - still at risk in Australia : a study of the first two years of resettlement in the Sydney Metropolitan Area. /

by Pittaway, Eileen.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Australian Government Publishing Service 1990Description: 85 p. Includes index.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: "Bureau of Immigration Research" -cover 2 copiesAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Resettlement transition experiences among Sudanese refugee women : a dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the College of Nursing. In partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the /

by Baird, Martha Brownfield.

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona unpublished thesis 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: UMI Microform 3352364 9 April 2009 Bibliography : 202-214Summary: The prolonged civil-war and famine in the African nation of Sudan has displaced millions over the last two decades, many of these are women and children. Refugee women who are resettled to the US with their children must make profound adjustments to learn how to live in the American society and culture. Very little is understood about the factors and conditions that affect the health of immigrant and refugee populations who resettle to a host country. This ethnographic study investigates the influences to health and well-being in 10 refugee women from the Dinka tribe of southern Sudan who were resettled with their children to a Midwestern city in the United States.Availability: (1)

Restricted access : humanitarian migrant women and employment in Victoria /

by Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Ethnic Communities' Council of Victoria 2009Description: 24 p.Other title: ECCV policy discussion paper.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Many humanitarian migrant women successfully resettle in Australia and obtain appropriate employment without difficulty. This is the exception rather than the rule, however. At the moment, employment services and resettlement policies are not providing adequate grounding and assistance for new migrants in Australia. There are a number of reasons for this under-representation of humanitarian migrant women in the labour force. Discrimination can exclude humanitarian migrant women from employment on the basis of visible differences such as skin colour, body type, accent, dress and cultural expression. Inadequate English skills may mean that humanitarian migrant women do not have the language ability necessary for employment. Pressure from partners as well as the experience of migration itself may mean a humanitarian migrant woman is disinclined to participate in the workforce. Childcare responsibilities can prevent women from seeking or obtaining work. Humanitarian migrant women may not receive the needed assistance from service providers in relation to seeking work. Their unfamiliarity with the Australian job market can mean that they are not successful in the recruitment process.Availability: (1)

SCOA discussion paper on domestic violence /

by Settlement Council of Australia.

Publisher: Settlement Council of Australia 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2013 Includes bibliographic references p. 17Summary: An equitable, respectful and inclusive Australia is one in which humanitarian entrants and migrants have every opportunity to fully participle in society. Successful settlement outcomes for refugees and migrants contribute to social harmony, greater productivity and social cohesion. People from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, especially those who may have recently arrived, may share common experiences of unplanned departures, long periods without access to health or education, low levels of language proficiency, different understandings of family violence, lack of familial and social support networks, and dependence on an Australian sponsor. These factors contribute to the disproportionate impact of family violence on those from CALD communities. In May 2012 the Federal Government tabled the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Slavery, Slavery-like Conditions and People Trafficking) Bill 2012 in Parliament. One of the amendments is a proposal to criminalise forced marriage by including forced marriage as an offence in the Commonwealth Criminal Code. Additionally, in June 2012 the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship announced changes to Australia?s migration laws to help those experiencing family violence on provisional partner visas with implementation scheduled for November 2012.Availability: (1)

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