Inspiring  Women  Families  and  Communities

20 Years of Ishar 2005 – 2006

Visiting Sisters

A program focusing on helping migrant and refugee women develop their talents in order to find employment or to establish their own business. Funded by Department of Family, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA).

Parenting from the Heart

Year 2 of a three year program funded by the Department for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA) under the Stronger Families and Communities Strategy. The core values of this program are strengthening effective parenting and relationship skills.

Perinatal Mental Health Project

A ten week pilot project engaging with Sudanese women who were recent mothers. The women met each week for information, social and emotional support.  Funded by Office of Mental Health through the State Perinatal Mental Health Strategy.

Rubi Vesh Couture

A program bringing together communities from Iran, Sudan, Macedonia, Russia, India and South America in a fashion show attended by 450 community members.

‘Broadening the Horizon’ Conference

A conference bringing together mental health professionals, consumers and carers to explore alternative models for restoring mental health. Ishar joined hands with Western Australia Transcultural Mental Health Centre to host this conference in November 2006.

Healthier Lifestyle Choices for CaLD Women

The aim was for women to explore ways to adapt eating habits and physical activity to achieve a healthier lifestyle. A multilingual poster was produced to be used as a health promotion tool.  Funded by Healthway.

The West African Women’s Group

Funded by the Office of Women’s Policy

Walk the Track

CaLD women met regularly as a walking group to increase their fitness level in preparation for a 6km walk of the Bibbulmum Track. For many of the women, this was their first experience of being in the bush.  A four month project funded by WOW Physical Activity promotion Grant Scheme, North Metro Health Service East Metropolitan Health Unit.

‘Indigenous Women’s Reflections and Visions on Wellbeing’

A Women on Wellness (WOW) week activity conducted at Ishar and funded by Department of Community Development as an initiative of North Metropolitan Health Service.

Carers Support Information Sheet

A project initiated by Ishar and funded by Carers WA and Disability Service Commission Family Leadership and Initiative Grants. The project aimed to address specific needs of people from CaLD backgrounds who care for members of their families and communities.


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