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Listening to Women Migrants

Image with the details of the webinar: Listening to Women Migrants
Image with the details of the webinar: Listening to Women Migrants

In this webinar we explore the reasons why maternal health outcomes for women from migrant and refugee backgrounds are worse than those of other women in Australia, and what can be done to change this.  You can find a recording of the webinar here. 

This webinar was hosted by Women's Health Tasmania on July 7, 2022. It was held in partnership with Victoria's Multicultural Centre for Women's Health (MCHW). Our speakers were Dr. Giang Tran, Advocacy and Policy Officer from the Multicultural Centre for Women's Health, and Lucinda Shannon, Deputy CEO of Women's Health Tasmania (WHT).

One in three women who give birth in Australia were born overseas. Despite this, evidence shows that the maternal health outcomes of women from migrant and refugee backgrounds are worse than for other women in Australia. Drawing on the work of the MCWH, and WHT's research with women on temporary visas, we’ll explore why the experiences are so different and what we can start doing to change it.

Guest speaker Dr. Giang Tran works on research, advocacy, and policy at MCWH. She is currently involved in a research project exploring international student experiences of domestic violence, sexual assault, and access to support services. Read the MCWH's Common Threads report here.

Lucinda Shannon is Deputy CEO of Women’s Health Tasmania. Lucy’s research on the health and wellbeing on women on temporary visas in Tasmania has just been launched (read the full report). 

To view the PowerPoint presentation by Dr. Giang Tran and Lucinda Shannon, click here.