Homelessness: The Invisible Epidemic

Migrant and CALD women are stigmatised and sometimes ostracised for leaving violent relationships. They are accused of breaking-up families and bringing “shame” to their families back home and hence they are more reluctant to seek help. These women also rely solely on their partners for their financial and everyday needs which further deters them from reaching out. Additionally, CALD women usually lack the language skills and knowledge to navigate through the often complex and bureaucratic housing and legal systems.

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Laugh Without Leaking

Urinary incontinence is not usually a talking point over dinner or a conversation starter at a party! This leaves people suffering in silence, and stops them from enjoying exercise, activities, and living life to the full. It can be very distressing and leave a major emotional effect on the sufferer. Many women believe it is normal and permanent to have incontinence but this is not correct! It is a condition which can be treated, managed or even cured.

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Education: Empowerment for Women

Globally, 65 million girls are not in school. 17 million girls of primary school age will probably never attend school in their lifetimes. One third of girls in the developing world are married before the age of 18, and 1 in 9 are married before the age of 15. According to the United Nations, undereducated women are also most vulnerable to trafficking, abuse, and unplanned pregnancies.

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