Singing, dancing, gift giving and the voices of strong women was all a part of the Mother’s Day event held at the Inner West Council’s Community Refugee Welcome Centre last week, celebrating the dedication of newly arrived refugee mothers.
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SSI’s Welcome2Sydney program enabled two refugee families to enjoy an iconic Australian experience last month: the Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Australia is home to more than three million women from migrant backgrounds. In the upcoming Federal election on 18 May, we all have the opportunity to the shape our country’s future. But in order to do that, we have to participate.
Confusing Australia’s humanitarian migration intake with the broader issues of border control and population policy harms our country’s reputation as a responsible global citizen. Earlier this week, as I heard about Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s proposed freeze on Australia’s refugee intake during an impassioned call for greater control over who calls Australia home, I couldn’t help asking, "Why now?"
From Youth Collective to the UN: Youth advocate attends international conference in New York and shares fresh insights on human rights
The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW63) recently took place at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN entities and NGOs from all regions of the world attended, including SSI youth advocate and delegate Rooan Al Kalmashi.