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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)

Double shift : working mothers and social change in Australia. /

by Grimshaw, Patricia (ed.) | Murphy, John (ed.) | Probert, Belinda (ed.).

Publisher: Beaconsfield, Vic. Melbourne Publishing Group 2005Description: x, 251 p.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents: Introduction / Belinda Probert -- Balancing work, motherhood and life -- 1. Australian mothers in 2004 : awaiting a decent work/care regime / Barbara Pocock -- 2. Mothers who don't want to work and fathers who do / Mark Peel -- 3. Women lawyers and family decisions / Kate Connelly -- 4. Mothers in a double-bind : the work of being 'with women' / Kerreen Reiger -- 5. Migrant women workers and their families in Victoria : two social surveys, 1975 and 2001 / Renate Howe, Christine Cregan and Patricia Grimshaw -- How we got here -- 6. The historical invisibility of the working mother : Australia 1880-1920 / Shurlee Swain -- 7. Working widowed mothers and welfare inspectors in Victoria in the 1920s and 1930s / Joy Damousi -- 8. 'A daily scramble' : working mothers' access to child care in World War Two / Ellen Warne -- 9. Never done : the working mothers of the 1950s / John Murphy and Belinda Probert -- 10. The State changing its mind? : Australia and New Zealand governments' postwar policy on married women's paid employment / Melanie Nolan -- Contemporary policy options -- 11. Reforming the policy framework / Pru Goward -- 12. Lone mothers as workers : restructuring the welfare states? / Jane Millar -- 13. The contested politics of paid maternity leave in a transforming family policy regime / Bettina Cass -- 14. Reform of the family support policy in Australia / Peter McDonald.Summary: Social commentators and academics have written chapters grouped under three broad themes: the current (early 21st century) situation of women juggling work, motherhood and life; insights about working mothers at intervals over the previous hundred years; and contemporary policy options, including proposals to make major changes to the existing family payments system.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (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)

Gender-based violence : emerging issues in programs serving displaced populations /

by Vann, Beth | GBV Global Technical Support Project.

Publisher: Arlington, Virginia Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2002Summary: "Sexual violence perpetrated by wartime combatants is an age-old phenomenon. Today, however, there is also evidence of sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and other forms of GBV in populations affected by armed conflict. Although few hard numbers are available, news of the toll wrought is increasingly surfacing not only in anecdotal evidence-reports from victims, health-care professionals, and compatriots' but from the studies now being conducted by WHO, RHRC, CDC, and others to identify the magnitude and depth of the problem in some settings."Availability: (1)

I lived in fear because I knew nothing : barriers to the justice system faced by CALD women experiencing family violence /

by Cavallaro, Lisa | InTouch Inc. Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Vic.).

Publisher: Melbourne InTouch Inc. Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references Project researcher: Lisa CavallaroSummary: From literature reviews it was found that the incidence of family violence amongst refugee and migrant families is not higher. Being newly settled does expose families to stresses that increase the risk of intimate partner violence. The consequences for women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds can be even more damaging for them and their children because they are likely to face greater obstacles in their struggle to break the cycle of violence. This project therefore began with the understanding that the barriers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women are distinct and in addition to those faced by women from the broader community. This research was driven by a concern for the compromised safety and wellbeing of these women and their children due to the various barriers they face in accessing the legal / justice system.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).

Living spirit : a dialogue on human rights and responsibilities. /

by Australia. Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. Race.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission 2008Description: HTML.Notes: URL: 'http://www.humanrights.gov.au/racial_discrimination/livingspirit/index.html' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:56:34 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "The Muslim Women s Project 2006 was conducted by HREOC to engage Muslim Australian women in a dialogue about human rights and responsibilities. The project aimed to increase understanding among Muslim women about human rights principles and the laws for protecting people against racial, religious and gender discrimination in Australia. The project also aimed to identify further strategies to improve the capacity of individuals and communities to respond to discrimination and vilification, in particular racial and religious discrimination and vilification." -- AHCR webiste.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)

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).

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).

Single [sole] parents of non-English speaking backgrounds. /

by Cass, Bettina | Wilkinson, Marie | Webb, Anne.

Publisher: [1991]Description: p.69-86.Notes: Rec. no. for conference: B3291 Actual title on conference paper deviates (sole instead of single) from Table of Contents indexed chapterAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Skilled migrant women in regional Australia : promoting social inclusion through vocational education and training /

by Webb, Sue | Beale, Denise | Faine, Miriam.

Publisher: Adelaide, S.A. National Centre for Vocational Education Research 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: 2013 Includes bibliographic references pp. 49-51Summary: This research report examines the underutilisation of the skills of migrants in regional areas, particularly women who are often the spouse of a primary applicant but are also skilled in their own right. It considers the interplay of the regional labour market, support services for migrants and the role education and training providers play in supporting the participation of migrants in the labour force and in other social activities.Availability: (1)

Sorting it out : a framework for culturally responsive work and learning services for women /

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Mui, Loretta.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: iv, 25 p. : ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The toolkit was developed with the generous support of the Victoria Women's Benevolent Trust, through a donation from Eve Mahlab AO; and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Bibliography : p. 25Summary: The overall aim of the Making it Happen project was to inform the development of an innovative, gender-responsive model to address the learning and work needs of women in public housing. This document Sorting it out is part of a toolkit to encourage awareness, discussion and the development of gender and culturally responsive services. Developed in response to identified needs of women living in public housing, especially those who have a migrant or refugee background, the framework provides services staff and program developers with the tools to critically reflect on how they are meeting the needs of diverse communities. In this report, we canvass issues of gender inequality particularly in relation to learning and work for women who live in public housing. We highlight some findings of our research with women in public housing, which informed the development of the framework. We identify key aspects of gender and culturally aware services from a scan of service models. ; CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

State and Territory consultations with migrant and refugee women . /

Publisher: Barton, A.C.T. Commonwealth Office of the Status of Women 2001Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Supporting women from CALD backgrounds who are victims/survivors of sexual violence /

by Allimant, Annabelle | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre or the Study of Sexual Assault | Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Beata.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault wrap ; no. 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 13-15Summary: This Wrap aims to raise awareness of the circumstances of refugee and immigrant women who are survivors of sexual violence as they establish new lives in Australia - the lifetime journey that may haunt them, the continuing trauma they may suffer, and the personal and systemic barriers they meet in accessing support. The authors: bring to light the issues faced by counsellors and women victim/survivors as they traverse two cultures; define some of the expectations and assumptions that women encounter when they attempt to access support services; discuss how this can result in exclusion and discrimination for some women; and suggest good practice for service providers.Availability: (1)

The civil and social participation of Muslim women in Australian community life /

by McCue, Helen.

Publisher: Hawthorn, Vic. Asian Law Group 2008Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This research project, funded by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), sought to identify the drivers and barriers to Muslim Australian women?s participation in Australian civil and social life.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Thinking it through : understanding culturally responsive work and learning services for women /

by Bowman, Dina | Brotherhood of St Laurence | Mui, Loretta.

Publisher: Fitzroy, Vic. Brotherhood of St Laurence 2012Description: iv, 22 p. : ill.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: The toolkit was developed with the generous support of the Victoria Women's Benevolent Trust, through a donation from Eve Mahlab AO; and the Brotherhood of St Laurence. Bibliography : p. 20-22Summary: The overall aim of the Making it Happen project was to inform the development of an innovative gender sensitive model to address the learning and work needs of women in public housing. Thinking it through forms part of a toolkit that aims to encourage awareness, discussion and the development of gender and culturally responsive services. In this document we briefly canvass issues of gender inequality particularly in relation to learning and work for women who live in public housing. We highlight some of the findings of our research with women in public housing and flag some of the issues that informed the development of the gender and culturally responsive framework. We identify key aspects of gender and culturally aware services from a scan of service models. ; This document Thinking it through comprises three sections. The first briefly reviews the issues that shape women's participation in learning and work. The next section draws on our research with women in public housing in the Yarra Employment Services Area (which includes Fitzroy and Collingwood) and with staff at the Centre for Work and Learning, Yarra. The final section identifies the key elements of gender and culturally responsive services. ; CULTURALLY AND LINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE (CALD)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Training manual facilitator's guide : interagency and multisectoral prevention and response to gender-based violence in populations affected by armed conflict /

by Vann, Beth | GBV Global Technical Support Project.

Publisher: Arlington, Virginia Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium 2004Description: PDF.Other title: Training manual facilitator's guide : multisectoral and.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: The Training Manual for Multisectoral and Interagency Prevention and Response to Gender-based Violence is a draft training manual, the result of five years experience conducting, testing, and revising workshops and seminars for planning interventions to address gender-based violence (GBV) in displaced settings around the world. Since 1999, the Technical Advisor of the Global GBV Technical Support Project has conducted training and planning workshops in the field with staff and volunteers from NGOs, UN agencies, host governments, and displaced communities. Field sites included countries in East, West, Southern, and Horn of Africa; Eastern Europe; and Central, South, and Southeast Asia. The training and planning includes pre-workshop assignments, 1?5 day workshops, and post-training follow up to support development of well coordinated multisectoral and interagency action for prevention as well as response to survivors and perpetrators.Availability: (1)

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