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Empower Launch Party

  • Ishar Multicultural Women's Health Services 21 Sudbury Road Mirrabooka, WA, 6061 Australia (map)

EMPOWER: Empowerment and Peer Mentoring of Migrant and Refugee Women

If you are a migrant or refugee woman who is looking for work, speaks reasonable English and is willing to commit to a mentoring program for 6 months.

come along, meet your mentor, make friends and enjoy lunch!

Why join EMPOWER?

What we already know…
Migrant and refugee women in Australia face unique struggles and encounter language barriers, social isolation, and an absence of social and community networks. In addition, they may have family commitments and limited education, the upshot of which is a lack of opportunities resulting in poor mental health outcomes, loneliness and difficulties in seeking employment.

What we hope to do…
EMPOWER will be undertaken in collaboration with Curtin University and our community partner Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Services and will examine the effectiveness of a participatory, peer mentoring intervention that aims to build resilience, confidence, self-esteem, improve health and well-being, job-seeking, entrepreneurial skills, knowledge of work rights and occupational health and safety among migrant and refugee women.