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A grounded theory investigation into the experiences of african women refugees : effects on resilience and identity and implications for service provision /

by Sherwood, Katie | Liebling-Kalifani, Helen.

Publisher: Journal of International Women's Studies 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012 From the Journal of International Women's Studies Volume 13 Issue 1 Article 6, pp. 86-108 Inludes bibliographic references pp. 105-108Summary: The current study aims to explore African women's experiences of violence during conflict. The research was undertaken in 2009 in part fulfilment for a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology. Previous research on women refugees' experiences has focused on the negative impact on psychological functioning despite indications that they show great strength and resilience. Using qualitative methods the study sought to identify the impact of violence on mental health as well as develop a greater understanding of the roles of resilience, coping and identity. Women from Somalia and Zimbabwe who attended a refugee centre in the UK were interviewed; analysis of the results identified a relationship between resilience, access to rights and support and identity. It also recognised cultural and societal influences and experiences in the United Kingdom as contributing factors. Findings support the move toward a more holistic model of understanding refugee women's experiences. However, the study also reveals the importance of support and treatment assisting women to utilise their resilience in reconstructing their identities from traumatic events and recovery process.Availability: (1)

Afghan women : a preliminary snapshot of a complex community

by Routley, Vivien | Brotherhood of St. Laurence. Ecumenical Migration Centre | Hannan, Ainslie | White, Paul | Brotherhood of St Laurence.

Publisher: unpub. (Brotherhood of St Laurence. Ecumenical Migration Centre) 2001Description: 33 p. PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: [Prepared by Vivien Routley, Ainslie Hannan, Dr. paul White with women of the Afgan community]Summary: This publication aspires to be part of a dialogue which will assist an understanding of the experiences, skills, needs and expectations of Afghan women. It is a contribution of EMC's 'Women and Their Families Program' which gives focused attention to women and their families from newly emerging communities, mainly refugee/humanitarian entrants. EMC trusts that community services planning and delivery can be enhanced and hopes that interest in the Afghan community will lead to further enquiry and outreach. A paper of this length cannot contain all relevant information about this very complex community. It is EMC's hope however, that it will provide a basis for the building of relationships of trust and further understanding. Such relationship building efforts by service providers are crucial for this community whose pre- arrival experience has been of conflict, abuse and corruption. Availability: Items available for loan: Iron Mountain (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).

Building resilience and sharing journeys : a group therapy model for working with newly arrived refugee women. /

by Williams, Jan | Nesci, Patricia.

Publisher: North Adelaide, S.A. South Australian Department for Children, Youth and Women's Health Service 2005Description: 121 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 117-121) April 2005Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Common ground : an anthology of stories written by Assyrian, Jewish and Sudanese women. /

by Sugarman, Nancy (ed.) | National Council of Jewish Women Australia.

Publisher: [Caulfield Junction, Vic.] National Council of Jewish Women Australia 2006Description: [xii], 87 p. : ill. (some col.), ports.Notes: Assyrian facilitators: Mariam Hormis and Vivian Hormiz; Sudanese facilitator: Souzan Mohamed." "... a writing project run by the National council of Jewish Women (NCJWA Vic.) for refugees and migrant women from three immigrant communities: Assyrian, Jewish and Sudanese" -- p. viii. In English and Arabic.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Everyday resilience : narratives of single refugee women with children /

by Lenette, Caroline | Brough, Mark | Cox, Leonie.

Publisher: Sage Publications 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliographic references pp. 27-31 This is the author's version of a work that was submitted/accepted for publication in the following source: Qualitative Social Work Volume 12 Issue 5, pp. 637-653Summary: We draw from a qualitative account of a small number of single refugee women with children, building new lives in Australia. We focus on three interconnected aspects of resilience situated in everydayness: the ordinary nature of resilience in normal routines, the dynamic process underpinning the achievement of resilience each and every day and over time, and the social complexities of resilience and stress. These women interacted ; within a complex array of gendered roles, expectations and judgements, which speak to both the vulnerabilities associated with being single women with children from refugee backgrounds as well as the strengths they draw from.Availability: (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)

Hope [videorecording] /

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Flying Carpet Films 2008Description: 1 DVD-video (104min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. Study guide.Notes: Dialogue in English with some Arabic Produced in association with the Australian Film Commission, by Flying Carpet Films in association with Gecko Films, Gil Srine Films. Censorship classification: M (themes of tragedy)Summary: In his second documentary on the trials of refugees to Australia, Steve Thomas tells the story of a maritime tragedy in October 2001. Amal Basry, (Amal means Hope) an Iraqi passenger on a people smuggling boat called Siev X destined for Australia, tells how it sank between Indonesia and Australia. Out of the 400 people crowded on the boat, 350 people drowned. As a survivor she fights to ensure that the disaster is not forgotten and to reunite her family. She tells of her terrible ordeal and her new life in Australia reunited with her husband and two sons.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Immigration detention. /

by Australia. Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous.

Publisher: 05/10/2004 15:52:39http://www.immi.gov.au/detention/index.htm 2004Notes: Description based on contents viewed : 05/10/2004 15:52:39 Mode of access : WORLD WIDE WEB ONLINE RESOURCESummary: Cataloguer's description: This DIMIA webpage provides information about immigration detention centres in Australia, their procedures and practices. The site also includes the report on the evaluation of the trial of alternative detention arrangements for women and children in Woomera and the Minister's media resources on detention centres.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Improving responses to refugees with backgrounds of multiple trauma : pointers for practitioners in domestic and family violence, sexual assault and settlement services /

by Zannettino, Lana | Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse | Pittaway, Eileen | Eckert, Recbecca | Bartolomei, Linda | Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Beata | Allimant, Annabelle | Parris, Jill.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse 2013Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 34-39 Jill Parris works for the Ecumenical Migration Centre, Refugee Service of the Brotherhood of St. Laurence "Practice Monograph 1"Summary: This practice monograph brings together five contributions from writers who are recognised for their expertise and experience working with refugees who have histories of trauma, including torture, sexual violence and domestic and family violence. Each contributer offers valuable insight into the enhancement of practice across work with refugee women who experience domestic and family violence.Availability: (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).

Nationality, refugee status and state protection : explorations of the gap between man and citizen. /

by Taylor, Savitri (ed.).

Publisher: Annandale, N.S.W. Federation Press 2005Description: 186 p.Notes: Contents: Introduction / Savitri Taylor -- Preparation of a national law: promoting the legal identity of women in the field of nationality / Carol Batchelor -- The lottery of citizenship: the changing significance of birthplace, territory and residence to the Australian membership prize / Kim Rubenstein -- Refugee law and the measure of globalisation / Catherine Dauvergne -- What we have done with the Refugee Convention: the Australian way / Susan Kneebone -- Lonely refuge: judicial responses to separated children seeking refugee protection in Australia / Mary Crock -- Political transitions and the cessation of refugees status: some lessons from Afghanistan and Iraq / William Mayley.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).

Proceedings of the "Welcome stranger" national forum on refugees /

by Australian Catholic Bishops' Committee for Migrant Affairs.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Research Department, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference 1992Description: 230 p.Notes: Convened by the Australian Catholic Bishops' Committee for Migrant Affairs and Australia Council of Churches Refugee and Migrant Services, Sydney 19th-21st June 1992. Includes papers by: David Cox (founder EMC) Irene Moss Robert Mister (Director EMC 1992-95?) Eileen Pittaway Kenneth Rivett John Byrne (later staff member EMC)Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugee settlement, safety and wellbeing : exploring domestic and family violence in refugee communities. /

by Rees, Susan | Pease, Bob.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Immigrant Women's Domestic Violence Service 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study was designed to examine the significance and inter-relatedness of cultural, ; psychosocial and economic factors in the safety and wellbeing of refugee families experiencing domestic and family violence and to produce knowledge that could in form the development of effective settlement supports for refugee families. ; An action research methodology, utilising story-board group work to elicit pictorial and written ; data and individual interviews conducted by culturally competent research assistants, was ; developed. Participants from Ethiopia, South and North Sudan, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia and ; communities from Iraq were recruited by expert sampling and data was analysed through the lens ; of human rights and intersectional feminism.Availability: 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).

Refugees and shelter in Australia : consultations with two refugee communities : report of the on-arrival accommodation project. /

by Francis, Steve [Steven].

Publisher: Collingwood, Vic. Ecumenical Migration Centre 1997?Description: xv, 75 p.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Other title: Report of the On-arrival accommodation project.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugees, humanitarian settlers and informal arrivals : assessing the problems - finding the solutions. /

by The Key Centre for Women's Health in Society | VicHealth.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Key Centre for Women's Health In Society, University of Melbourne 2001; VicHealth 2001Description: 102, (67) p. : ill., maps.Notes: One day symposium held at the Plaza Conference Centre at the University of Melbourne April 26, 2001. Convenors: Pascal Allotey and Sue Murray.Availability: 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)

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