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Tibetan refugee with prominent political profile helps translate for community

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Tsering Yangzom fled Tibet at the age of 9 due to the incorporation of Tibet into the People's Republic of China. She lived in a Tibetan village in India before arriving in Australia as a refugee with her husband, Kunkyab, in 2020.

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SSI supports refugee family with son on the autism spectrum

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Iranian refugee Solmaz Hamdi Hesari arrived in Australia in April 2019 with her husband and their son, who lives with a disability.

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From the CEO: The Syrian civil war 10 years on

This month marks 10 years since the beginning of the Syrian civil war -- a conflict that has displaced more than half of the country’s pre-war population and left a staggering 80 per cent of the current population living beneath the poverty line.

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Achieving an equal future for women

Last week we celebrated International Women’s Day under the United Nations Theme for 2021: Women in Leadership: Achieving an Equal Future in a COVID-19 World.

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From the CEO: Crisis touches us all, but rarely impacts us equally

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The COVID-19 pandemic is testing gender equity in ways that no-one expected. Women – and particularly women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds – have been among the worst affected by the unprecedented events of last year.

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