The Immigrant Women's Health
Service (IWHS) was established in 1987 to address the
needs of immigrant and refugee women in regard to health
information and health services.
The stakes for women are
high. Women want a world in which inequality based on
gender, class, caste and ethnicity is absent from every
country and from the relationships among countries. Women
want a world where fulfilment of basic needs becomes basic
rights and where poverty and all forms of violence are
eliminated. Where women's unpaid work of nurturing, caring
and weaving the fabric of community will be valued and
shared equally by men. Where progress for women is recognised
as progress for all. Creating this world is truly the
challenge of the 21st Century..
IWHS is funded by NSW Health
Department via SSWAHS.
The IWHS has two centres,
one in Fairfield and another in Cabramatta. A team of
bi-lingual and bi-cultural workers help, support and advocate
for migrant women from different communites.