International Women's Day 2014
DISPLACED WOMEN, DOUBLE CHALLENGE
New Law Lecture Theatre 101, Camperdown Campus
UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
8 MARCH 2014 2pm
As part of International Women's Day, the humanitarian medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières will be hosting an event with the University of Sydney on Saturday 8 March from 2pm.
The event, Displaced Women, Double Challenge, will address the health needs of women refugees from their country of birth or origin through to their arrival and settlement in Australia.
The topics to be covered include:
- What are the health issues that women face in their home country?
- How do women access health care when their country is torn apart by conflict?
- Does the lack of access to health care drive the decision to leave a country?
- How does health care differ in Australia from the refugees' home country?
- Are the health needs of women refugees being met now they are in Australia?
- What cultural barriers exist that prevent refugee women accessing health care in Australia?
To assist with answering these questions and more, Médecins Sans Frontières will be joined by other NGOs and refugee health practitioners, including: University of Sydney Office for Global Health, UNHCR, NSW Refugee Health, and STARTTS (NSW Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors).
Importantly, three special guests will also be sharing their personal stories as refugees.
The event will consist of two panels: one highlighting the international issues (access to health care for women in their home country; whether health needs are a determining factor in leaving a country; cultural issues); the other panel will address the health needs and access to health care for women once they have arrived and resettled in Australia.
Question and Answer time with the panellists will follow each panel discussion.
Please note that by registering for this event, you will leave the Médecins Sans Frontières Australia website to enter details on an external website managed by Eventarc, a third party supplier managing bookings for Médecins Sans Frontières Australia.
A special collection statement from Medecins Sans Frontieres:
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New Law Building Lecture Theatre (F10), University of Sydney
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