Today women around the world are celebrating International Women’s Day. It’s a day where the world recognises improvements in women’s rights, while also acknowledging that unfortunately in many parts of the world, there are still many women experiencing violence or inequality.
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection recognises the plight that some women face when migrating to Australia, supporting women’s rights through an active humanitarian program.
As part of the Department’s humanitarian program, visas are offered to women and children who are considered ‘at risk’ and in danger of victimisation, harassment or abuse because of their gender.
This program offers vulnerable women the support needed to migrate if they wish to do so, providing the chance to access basic rights to their safety, education and equality.