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Multicultural NSW – Refugee Youth Peer Research Project

Multicultural NSW is looking for young people (age 16-25) from refugee and refugee-like backgrounds to talk about issues and challenges in settlement in NSW to make a difference in policy and change in NSW.

The Refugee Youth peer research project is a collaboration between Multicultural NSW and their research partners at Western Sydney University. They have trained 15 young people from refugee backgrounds in participatory action methodologies to carry our research focus groups and interviews with other young people from refugee backgrounds. The research will create an evidence base of concerns and opportunities facing young people from a refugee background to inform a policy recommendation paper to be delivered to the NSW Premier by the NSW Coordinator General for Refugee Resettlement in June 2019.

“We want to make sure that we hear from as diverse range of refugee voices as possible – such as young parents, people who have had interactions with police / criminal justice system, people who have experienced homelessness, people with disabilities, people with diverse gender and sexuality,  as well as young people from different ethnic backgrounds, in or out of education and employment, and young people in regional areas.”

If you know anyone who would be willing to talk with youth peer researchers about their experiences in settlement in NSW, please contact Multicultural NSW.