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Ishar Celebrating 25 years of commitment to Women’s Health

This year Ishar Multicultural Women’s Health Centre (Ishar) celebrates its 25th anniversary. Ishar works extensively with newly arrived refugees and migrant women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) backgrounds and is committed to providing gender specific and culturally appropriate holistic health services, encouraging women to make informed decisions, care for their emotional and physical health, and access services which are matched to their individual needs.

Newly arrived individuals in Australia from multicultural backgrounds face significant barriers when attempting to settle and access services and their prior experiences in their country of origin may have caused significant hardship, trauma and mental illness.  Ishar has a history and reputation for working with empathy and cultural sensitivity to serve these groups.