SSI Insights

As a thought-leading community organisation, SSI provides insights and in-depth research on topics including domestic and family violence, access to employment​, CALD access to NDIS​, regional settlement, and early intervention. Read SSI’s latest insight papers here.

Cultural matching in Out-of-Home Care Research Summary

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This research was conducted as a partnership between Macquarie University’s Department of Educational Studies, and Settlement Services International (SSI). NSW legislation requires that agencies work to maintain cultural connections for children and young people in Out-of-Home Care (OOHC).

Working It Out Occasional Paper

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This review examines the current evidence base to explore the strengths, opportunities and challenges facing newly arrived refugees and temporary protection visa holders in the Australian labour market. It comes at a time of major policy shifts impacting on these two cohorts of job seekers and builds a picture of refugees and temporary protection visa holders and the employment issues they currently face.

Women at risk summary

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Refugee women at risk are survivors, protectors and providers. They are subject to severe and systematised human rights abuses at all stages of their journey to find refuge. Some are brutally raped and suffer endemic sexual and gender based violence. Many women and girls are forced to engage in survival sex in order to feed themselves and their families. They often bear one or more children of rape. Many are without the protection of family and community. Single women and widows are often targeted for rape and forced marriage. They suffer rejection, isolation and are at heightened risk of ongoing abuse. Many live in a constant state of insecurity and fear.

This report was presented at the Women at Risk forum in July 2014, hosted by SSI.