Publications

Guides for best practice, health education and community engagement

Working with immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women. 2017. An essential guide for planning and working with immigrant and refugee communities on prevention activities. Download PDF 9.2MB

The NETFA Best Practice Guide for Working with Communities Affected by FGM/C. 2014. A clear and evidence-based guide for planning and working with commnities on FGM/C prevention activities. Download PDF 1MB.  Download printer friendly PDF 424KB. Or visit the NETFA website at www.netfa.com.au

Culturally Responsive Palliative Care Community Education Peer Education Resource. 2013. A resource developed in partnership with Palliative Care Victoria to support bilingual educators to deliver education about palliative care to their communities. Download PDF 9.2MB

Women's Health Map: Assisting immigrant and refugee women to navigate the Australian health system. A manual for community workers. 2011. An innovative manual for community workers supporting immigrant and refugee women to navigate the Australian health system. Download PDF 852KB

Common Threads Best Practice Guide: Working with immigrant and refugee women in sexual and reproductive Health. 2012. A concise, evidence-based and easy to use reference guide with case studies. Download PDF 1.5MB

Diabetes Prevention Education Manual. 2011. Based on years of succesful bilingual diabetes prevention education, to support service providers to adopt a culturally appropriate model of health promotion. Download PDF 5.9MB

Points of Departure: An advocacy toolkit for immigrant and refugee women. 2010. A useful and tested guide for immigrant and refugee women and groups wanting to advocate on issues relevant to them. Download PDF 5.5MB

Project reports and key project findings

Common Threads Report: The sexual and reproductive health experiences of immigrant and refugee women in Australia. 2012. Documents a national cross-cultural research initiative into the experiences and perspectives of immigrant and refugee women in relation to their sexual and reproductive health. Download PDF 1.14MB

Bbkayi: Baby Plus Two Project Report. 2012. Outlines enablers and barriers for Chinese women accessing antenatal, maternal and parent support, including recommendations for culturally relevant service delivery. Commissioned by Whitehorse Community Health Service. Download PDF 1.16MB

For all hearts: Promoting heart health to culturally diverse communities. 2012. Documents a successful partnership between Heart Foundation Victoria and MCWH to deliver heart health information to women fom immigrant and refugee communities. Funded by the Heart Foundation Engaging Women’s grant. Download PDF 95KB

Immigrant and refugee women’s advocacy project 2011-12 report. 2012. Funded by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services, and headed by Project Manager and author, Yabbo Thompson, this report provides an invaluable record of how the MCWH Points of Departure Toolkit can be effectively put into practice to support women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds in their own advocacy work. MCWH is proud of the role it played in this project, which built on our national Points of Departure Project. Thanks to Yabbo and the Tasmanian Government for allowing us to share the report. Download PDF 770KB

On Your Own: Sexual and reproductive health of female international students in Australia. 2011. Undertaken in response to a high number of unplanned pregnancies and abortions experienced by female international students in Australia. Download PDF 558KB

Coming out, coming home or inviting people in? Supporting same-sex attracted women from immigrant and refugee communities. 2011. Explores the impacts of cultural differences in supporting LGBTIQ individuals and documents the success of the project in building bicultural workers' capacity to support same-sex attracted women in their communities. Download PDF 2194KB  Download Word Doc

On Her Way: Primary prevention of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia. 2011. A landmark overview of violence perpetrated against immigrant and refugee women in Australia, possible risk factors and recommendations for primary prevention efforts. Download PDF 3.26MB

Participate, Advocate, Communicate, Engage (PACE): A leadership project for immigrant and refugee women. 2010. Outlines key findings and outcomes of the Participate, Advocate, Communicate, Engage (PACE) Leadership Project. Download PDF 706KB

Diabetes prevention for immigrant and refugee women. 2010. An innovative pilot project aimed to increase the capacity of immigrant and refugee women to make healthy lifestyle choices so to minimise their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Download PDF 1.98KB