Empowerment and Health Promotion of Women:   The Photovoice Project 2016-2017

This project was conducted by Professor Jaya Dantas & Anita Lumbus from Curtin University. The participants were able to:

  • Learn photography in a small group with a professional photographer
  • Share stories of resettlement in Australia through their photos
  • Exhibit the chosen photos in a community exhibition
  • Have a voice on the needs of humanitarian entrant women beginning a new life in Western Australia

click here to view the photo voice project booklet.

My Perinatal Journey Booklet 2015

The Mental Health Commission funded the development of a resource booklet for perinatal women from CaLD backgrounds. Nine women and three of their husbands, who had been provided perinatal mental health services and support through Ishar, were interviewed about their experiences. This booklet outlines the strategies and support that enabled them to manage their perinatal journeys. The booklet was launched in June 2015 and is being offered as a resource through service providers to CaLD women and their families who are at risk of, or experiencing post-natal depression. For many women hearing or reading the positive stories of other women from their culture, who have had similar experiences, can offer hope and encouragement in what often feels like an overwhelming and isolating situation.

Click here to view My Perinatal Journey Booklet.

Women under Blue Skies : Past, Present and FutureProject 2013-2014

The book titled “Women under Blue Skies”, final product of the “Past, Present and Future” Project, was launched on the 4th June 2014, by the Hon Liz Behjat MLC, Member for the North Metropolitan Region. The book, containing reflections and stories of migration and settlement from women of Middle Eastern, Asian, African and European origin, was the result of a 12-month project spanning 2013 and 2014.

Click here to view Women Under Blue Skies book.


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