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The launch of 'Foundations for Belonging 2021, Insights on Newly Arrived Refugees: Women and Digital Inclusion' featured a panel discussion moderated by Omar Dehen, award-winning journalist for SBS World News.

The discussion was preceded by a presentation of the research findings by two of the research co-authors Tadgh McMahon, SSI Research and Policy Manager, and Shanthi Robertson, Western Sydney University Senior Research Fellow.

Click here to watch a recording of the event.

• Hear the perspectives of refugees themselves and their everyday experiences of welcome, participation and belonging.
• Hear about the research findings on refugee women and digital inclusion among new arrivals.
• Learn of actions that governments, policymakers, service providers and civil society can pursue to strengthen their contribution to settlement and integration.

The second wave of research in 'Foundations for Belonging 2021' includes a stronger focus on refugee women and digital inclusion, building on the initial findings in 2020. Data was collected as the COVID-19 pandemic impacted communities in Australia and around the world, when digital technologies became even more important in daily life, work and study. Watch this page for the announcement of our panellists or register to receive updates.

Read the research paper click here.

Thank you to research co-authors Western Sydney University and event partner, ACOSS.