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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Sector News

June 2015

Two refugees and a blonde: Using humour to break down refugee stereotypes (ABC)

17 June 20150 comments

Two refugees are using YouTube and humour to break down stereotypes by creating a 10 part web series called Two...

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Refugee Week shines light on migrant contributions to community

9 June 20150 comments

BERHAN Jaber arrived in Australia as a refugee and empty-handed. But the knowledge and life experience he brought with...

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Exhibition captures refugees’ contributions in Australia (SBS)

5 June 20150 comments

A photo exhibition that launched in Melbourne on Thursday is telling the stories of refugee communities and their...

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WA invests in languages education (SBS)

3 June 20150 comments

The WA government has announced, over the next year, $230,000 will go to improving the curriculum and teaching skills of...

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