Welcome to the last WRAP of 2015!
How this year has flown by. As we count down the nights before Christmas, we continue to do our own counting (and reflecting) as we draw closer to the midway point of 16 Days of Activism.
Looking back, it was a year defined by a palpable momentum against domestic and family violence, which saw Rosie Batty become Australian of the Year. Our own work in the area has focused on sharing our knowledge and expertise about the gendered impacts of violence in refugee and immigrant communities. We contributed a think piece for the National Framework on the Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women and their Children; completed a major state of knowledge paper for ANROWS; undertook research into the best ways to engage immigrant and refugee men in violence prevention for White Ribbon (to be published later this year). We also continue to examine community–led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women with our research partners on the ASPIRE Project.
Of course, much more work needs to be done, and after recharging our batteries over the Christmas break, we’ll be back in 2016 to continue advocating for improvements to immigrant and refugee women’s health.
Thanks for all your support in 2015 – you can read about all our achievements in our annual report.
All the best over the festive season,
Until next time,
The WRAP Team