The Path to Justice: Migrant and Refugee Women’s Experience of the Courts

Publisher:  Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity, 2016

Status – CURRENT

In 2015, the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity identified the need to develop a national  framework aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Australian court system to provide  access to justice for women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, including  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.

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The Path to Justice: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Experience of the Courts

Publisher:  Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity, 2016

Status – CURRENT

This report documents the findings of the consultation process. It is a useful resource for  courts and tribunals seeking to better understand the barriers to accessing justice faced by some of the most vulnerable members of society

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National Rural Women’s Coalition – Weather the Storm Kit

Publisher: National Rural Women’s Coalition,2015

Status – CURRENT

The Weather the Storm kit has been prepared to support women to prepare for disasters and emergencies.  The kit consists of three manuals which can be downloaded.   Part 1 – Manual.  The kit is set out and designed so it can be delivered for community groups.  It can be used by anyone, however some skills or awareness of group facilitation would be useful.  The kit gives a step-by-step guide to planning and delivering the program and can be adapted to fit different communities and varying natural disaster types e.g. cyclones, floods,  bushfires etc.  It follows a ‘ think and discover, plan, design, deliver and evaluate’ format.  The content of the program is set out in a manner that is easy to follow e.g. how to set up, what to do as women arrive, how to work through the session  and how to end the sessions etc.   Part 2 – Tools and Templates.    This section has all the specific information, worksheets and tools needed to design a program.  It includes sample invitation letters, worksheets, participation certificates, post program surveys etc.  Part 3 – Resources.  This section has the resources which you can print off and provide as handouts  to participants or resources to set up e.g. an emergency bushfire kit contents; how to use BOM information services.

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