Refugee women and health

Clearinghouse Connector – August 2012

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Australian national action plan on women, peace and security 2012-2018 Australia. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, 2012

Reaching for health: the Australian women’s health movement and public policy Australian National University, 2012

Migration, Australia 2008-09 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2010.

Refugee health and wellbeing action plan 2008-2010 Victoria. Department of Human Services, 2011

Hear our calls for action: dialogues with women from refugee backgrounds in Australia University of New South Wales. Centre for Refugee Research, 2011

What happens there … follows us here: refugee women at risk and resettlement Australian Refugee Rights Alliance, 2010

National issues for immigrant and refugee women Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2009

Development of a new National women’s health policy consultation discussion paper 2009: immigrant and refugee women Australia. Department of Health and Ageing, 2009


Special collection: refugees Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse, 2009

On her way: primary prevention of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2011

Supporting women from CALD backgrounds who are victims/survivors of sexual violence: challenges and opportunities for practitioners ACSSA Wrap, 2011

Mental health

Refugee, asylum seeker, immigrant women and postnatal depression: rates and risk factors Archives of Women’s Mental Health, 2011

Sexual health

Sexual and reproductive health data report Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2010

Promoting sexual health amongst resettled youth with refugee backgrounds … Refugee Health Research Centre (Melbourne), 2008

Eliminating FGM: what works Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2012

Food security

Feeding the family in an unfamiliar environment: food insecurity among recently resettled refugees Sydney South West Area Health Service, 2008

Health services access

Promoting refugee health: a guide for doctors and other health care providers… Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc., 2012

Guide to asylum seeker access to health and community services in Victoria Victoria. Department of Health, 2011

Using bilingual health educators in diabetes prevention education for immigrant and refugee women Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, 2010

Related websites

Women’s Health Victoria Index: Demographics and diversity

Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health

Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Coalition

InTouch (Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, Victoria)

Victorian Refugee Health Network

Refugee Council of Australia

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