Human rights

Our Community, Our Rights

Our Community, Our Rights is a program by Women’s Health West. It provides refugee and migrant women who live in Melbourne’s west with an opportunity to learn about their rights, and how they can advocate for social and cultural change.

Our Community, Our Rights is run with a different culturally-specific group of women each time. It has run with women from South Sudan, Burma, India, the Horn of Africa, and Pasifika and Polynesian Women.

We hope to facilitate human rights workshops with other refugee and migrant communities in the future.

Watch short videos about the participants from the 2012, 2013 and 2014 iterations of the program below.

2017: with women from Pasifika and Polynesia

2014: with women from India

2013: with women from Karen, Chin, Karenni, Zomi and Kachin communities (from Burma)

2012: with women from South Sudan

Free fact sheets for community members and service providers

We have collected the things we’ve learnt running this program into fact sheets for service providers about running human rights advocacy programs, and fact sheets for community about human rights. These can be downloaded by clicking on the images below.