AUSTRALIAN IMMIGRATION NEWS
Australia to celebrate Womens Day with better immigration policy for women
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
To highlight the 100th annual Women’s Day, Australia has celebrated women’s rights by promoting immigration policies that help protect women.
To provide assistance to many vulnerable refugee women and children over many years, a statement from the Australian immigration department has highlighted various programs including the 'woman at risk' program.
"In cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, this program assists women and their children to resettle and rebuild their lives in safety in Australia," said a department spokesman.
In the 'woman at risk' program, there were 10,700 Australian visas granted, including 806 during the 2009/10 financial year.
A series of programs helping female immigrants to integrate and promoting multiculturalism were also highlighted by the government.
"Projects through the DSCP, such as the 'South Western Sydney Muslim Communities Guiding' and the 'Involve' leadership project, aim to build the capacity of young female Muslims in Australia by delivering leadership training programs, project management and team work skills," added the spokesman.
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Hanna Eliasson | Migration Expert Australia