Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

A wife’s tale – toppling cultural and gender power structures

27 November 20190 comments

Brought up in India’s male dominated and patriarchal society, migrant couple Harvinder and Saurabh Jain struggled to come to terms with the idea that married women could…

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Covering conflict – a refugee filmmaker’s journey

27 November 20190 comments

Hussam AL-Arrakee’s life has been punctuated with war and conflict.

Born in the middle of the eight-year Iran-Iraq war, he has rarely experienced times of peace.

And, as a…

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Tragedy, art and the human condition – a refugee’s perspective

29 October 20190 comments

For Bosnian-Australian artist Saidin Salkic surviving the horrors of Srebrenica have fuelled a cathartic and intense passion to create art.

The filmmaker, poet, writer and visual artist says…

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Migrant numbers growing faster than world population – new data shows

1 October 20190 comments

The numbers of international migrants are now growing faster than the world population generally for the first time in history, according to new figures from the United…

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Refugee women doctors struggle to realise dreams

1 October 20190 comments

Abeer Ziada and Ann Shemiss’ close friendship was forged through their common experience as refugees fleeing a brutal conflict and their support for each other as they…

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From the Taliban to Tasmania – Afghan refugees find a home

6 September 20190 comments

Two Afghan brothers who escaped the Taliban, survived ruthless people smugglers and a perilous journey across a war-torn landscape have found peace and a welcoming community in…

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Local AMES News

March 2014

fifty-six threads foodie event wows customers

7 March 20140 comments

More than a hundred satisfied customers enjoyed a sumptuous five-course repast at fifty-six threads café last weekend as...

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February 2014

Celebrating diversity

27 February 20140 comments

Help celebrate Melbourne’s cultural diversity with an afternoon of family friendly fun. The 2014 Community Cultural Fair...

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Feeding an obsession with music

22 February 20140 comments

Generous Victoria Market stall-holders, local shops and the Coles Supermarkets at Melbourne Central and Southern Cross...

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fifty-six threads ‘suspends’ coffee for Melbourne’s disadvantaged

20 February 20140 comments

AMES social enterprise fifty-six threads café has joined forces with Suspended Coffee Society to provide free coffee to...

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