Friday, March 4, 2011

Australia for UNHCR supporting International Women's Day

An internally displaced Congolese
mother camps close to the 
military base in Masisi for security
A few months ago I was sitting on the ground in a remote refugee camp, under a shady tree with a group of refugee women who had come together to share their experiences with me. The peace and quiet surrounding us belied the horror stories they recounted. Nearly all had been raped, had suffered mutilation and torture, or been victims of domestic violence. In this one refugee settlement alone it was estimated that more than 50% of the women arriving had been raped.

When one woman calmly told me how she had been raped by several men, left for dead, and then when returned to her family had been “resewn” with thorns to restore her “virginity”, I was overwhelmed.

One woman, seeing the tears in my eyes, took my hand and comforted me, saying “Sister, don’t cry. Don’t be sad. We have all have been raped and it is okay.”

But of course it is not okay. As Australia celebrates our first female Prime Minister, many millions of women still suffer appalling abuses of rights in their everyday lives.

The situation for refugee women is even more precarious. Displacement compounds the many issues women already face such as sexual and gender based violence, poor reproductive health, and limited access to education and income generation.

Australian women still face challenges such as equal pay, affordable childcare, representation on Boards, and – sadly, as I told my refugee friends – sexual and gender based violence here too. (The refugee women were very surprised that domestic violence and sexual assault also happened in Australia. They thought it was something that only happened in their world.)

Burundi is host to around 24,500
refugees, the majority of whom
originate from the DRC
But while we aim for the glass ceiling, I believe we also have a responsibility to reach out and pull up the many women around the world who are still stuck on the dirt floor.

For me this is what International Women’s Day is really all about.

Naomi Steer, National Director

Feel free to visit our website and see how we will be supporting refugee women on March 8th, 2011.


  1. - Hừ, để xem.

    Hoàng Tiêu lão ma tức giận, lập tức ra tay trước.

    Mà Xích Ngạo Tuyết đã sớm bố trí một mảng phòng ngự, trong nháy mắt cả sơn động trở nên nóng bỏng vô cùng.

    - Dươdongtam
    game mu
    nhac san cuc manh
    tổng đài tư vấn luật
    dịch vụ thành lập công ty trọn gói
    văn phòng luật
    tổng đài tư vấn pháp luật
    thành lập công ty
    chém gió
    trung tâm ngoại ngững Trạch dừng tay.

    Lúc này, bạch my lão nhân hét lên một tiếng, hóa ra Dương Trạch đã thừa thời cơ định lấy đi bạch thuật linh ô.

    Pháp quyết của bạch mi lão nhân biên đổi thanh trường kiêm màu trắng thành một đạo kiếm màu hồng, trong nháy mắt bắn về phía Dương Trạch.

    - Mọi người cùng nhau chống lại.

    Dương Trạch hét to một tiếng,, lập tức hai trung niên hán tủ và hai nữ tử phía sau hắn đều xuất ra pháp bảo mà đánh tới.

    Nhất thời mấy người trở nên hỗn chiến, đều hướng về phía bạch thuật linh ô mà đi tới. Mà hiện

  2. Great info! I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have.
    imo beta

  3. good motion pictures, tv sporting activity and posts Mobdro Download with programmers of any application or any of their companions nice.

  4. Maybe a standout amongst the most one of a kind projects is the FHA 203K advance. This program is intended to help groups rejuvenate their neighborhoods by giving credits to restore, repair or modernize homes. Cash Advance Chicago

  5. Highly reduced property rates - One of the most uncommon components of purchasing a property through Portland abandoned homes is that home purchasers can look over an extensive variety of cordial and picturesque houses in the city which are accessible at very reduced rates that are about portion of their real market worth. check cashing

  6. Also, regardless of the possibility that you ask for a higher advance sum, if the economic situations have changed decidedly or your credit and monetary circumstance have enhanced, you could acquire a renegotiate home advance with a lower financing cost and better advance conditions and spare a large number of dollars worth of premiums over the entire existence of the advance.

  7. Flipkart is Offering Cashback Offers Flipkart Phonepe Cashback Offer You will get upto 75% Discount

    Flipkart is Offering Cashback Offers Flipkart Cashback Offer You will get upto 75% Discount

    Flipkart is Offering Cashback Offers Flipkart Cashback Offer You will get upto 75% Discount

    Flipkart is Offering Cashback Offers Flipkart Cashback Offers You will get upto 75% Discount

    Flipkart is one of the biggest world wide eCommerce Site so here you will getFlipkart bank offersso

    Flipkart is one of the biggest world wide eCommerce Site flipkart cashback offersso

  8. Browse on the search bar of it Google Account Manager Link your gizmo to your PC. When it's connected send out.

  9. Luckily, the situation is distinct right now, and is particularly our essay creating service at that welcomes all of your demands for cheap and professional essay creating internet.

  10. Design your kitchen for abundant appearance and applied usability. Adorn your kitchen walls in a stylishly adorable way. Your kitchen renovation brooklyn should be anxiously advised befitting in apperception the appearance of the blow of your home.

  11. All the thoughts you are sharing here are impressive it must impactable on new for this wonderful game has been increasing day by day here is the best link to get Toy blast apk from toy blast apk latest edition .It has loaded with a lot of features to attract all the gamers who want to feel adventures

  12. Everybody experiences times of monetary pain. In many cases, we hurry to end this wretchedness and move beyond the circumstance at the earliest cash advance san diegoquick cash advance chicago

    online Payday Loans Chula vistaonline payday loans corona

  13. The netflix accounts are not functioning currently. netflix log in a premium Netflix account login for getting its online solutions of media streaming.

  14. Here is the latest CkayTV apk android app for the android device. The CkayTV app offers the perfect streaming quality for all the sports channels. In fact, it offers all the matches in the HD-mode.

  15. If the customer is new and desire to sign up in it after that they should have the registration. If the workers neglects the customer id of adp workforce currently login and password.


  16. شركة نقل عفش
    اهم شركات مكافحة حشرات بالخبر كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذلك شركة رش حشرات بالدمام ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش واثاث


  17. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

  18. Quick dealer loan programs are income inviting, amid regularly moderate periods uncommonly. quick check cashing corona

  19. Thanks for sharing, nice post! Post really provice useful information!

    Giaonhan247 chuyên dịch vụ mua hộ hàng hàn quốc uy tín và là công ty vận chuyển hàng trung quốc uy tín với dịch vụ gửi quần áo đi mỹ giá rẻ với kinh nghiệm mua hàng amazon nhật với giải đáp mua nước hoa chính hãng ở đâu tốt cũng như cách order hàng nhật về việt nam uy tín.

  20. Thanks for sharing if you want to try watch YouTube videos on background then you should try
    microg ogyt

  21. Really it is a very sad thing and i hope this organization do a great job.
    Thanks & Regards
    Online Pharmacy

  22. Refugees people only know the pain, lots of people are not able to forget their sad incidents. This NGO's do a great job, and i hope this will make the people life future into bright. I know the NGo'S works because i also involved as a volunteer during my job as health expert. Medical camp work is also gives several experience to me. We are supplying several medicine products in the camp, many men are using caverta medicine to get relief from their sexual health issue.

  23. Thank you, the article is very petrifying, hopefully it can be useful for everyone.

    Pengobatan Hamil Anggur

  24. Para acceder a los juegos es necesario abrir el sitio web oficial de Friv y reproducirlos de forma gratuita. Todos estos juegos, que se desarrollan con el software de programación Flash, necesitan Adobe Flash Player para funcionar correctamente. Asegúrate de tener instalado la última versión del reproductor Adobe Flash y prueba mas juegos de friv aqui convenientemente. Cada día añaden nuevos juegos al sitio web para que no te aburras al jugar los mismos juegos.

  25. Here is a good Weblog You might Come across Fascinating that we Encourage You
    เว็บไซต์คาสิโนออนไลน์ที่ได้คุณภาพอับดับ 1 ของประเทศ
    เป็นเว็บไซต์การพนันออนไลน์ที่มีคนมา สมัคร Gclub Royal1688
    และยังมีหวยให้คุณได้เล่น สมัครหวยออนไลน์ ได้เลย
    สมัครสมาชิกที่นี่ >>> Gclub Royal1688

  26. Enjoyed studying this, very good stuff, thanks.
    โปรโมชั่นGclub ของทางทีมงานตอนนี้แจกฟรีโบนัส 50%
    เพียงแค่คุณสมัคร Gclub กับทางทีมงานของเราเพียงเท่านั้น
    สมัครสล็อตออนไลน์ >>> goldenslot
    สนใจร่วมลงทุนกับเรา สมัครเอเย่น Gclub คลิ๊กได้เลย

  27. We are the best writing company providing Research Writing Service written by native English speakers. Our Buy Essay Writing Service are natives of English speaking countries and have undergone testing from an international language certification board to verify their proficiency in written and spoken English.

  28. I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to undertand. Unlike additional blogs I have read which are really not tht good. I also found your posts very interesting. In fact after reading. I had to go show it to my friend and he ejoyed it as well!

  29. When you have a reliable Nursing Papers for Sale company, you only expect to obtain high-quality Nursing Research Paper that have been written according to your instructions.