The Refugee Resource Women’s Project has proved a very effective means of achieving collective benefits enabling members to overcome difficulties, to support and learn from each other, to develop skills and improve their confidence, and generally to fulfil their potential to become more fully integrated members of their communities.
Refugee women are very much affected by their experience of war, torture, displacement and in some cases rape. The Women’s Project has been providing support, guidance and opportunities for those women to overcome mental distress and the after effects of traumatic experiences.
The different activities, such as trainings, workshops, English classes, health activities and trips, provide opportunity and encouragement for the women, empowering them to address issues that affect their lives. The group is also a source fun and relaxation.