Women’s Economic Participation
Migrant and refugee women’s economic participation is significantly lower than their male counterparts and the broader Australian population. Achieving equal economic opportunities for migrant and refugee women is one of the Alliance's key priorities.
The Alliance acknowledges that advancing equal opportunities necessitates policy responses that effectively respond to systemic disadvantages such as economic insecurity, underrepresentation and discrimination in the workplace, and overrepresentation in precarious positions, among others.
Harmony Alliance works with members, key stakeholders, and Government Departments to support migrant and refugee women’s economic participation, advance migrant and refugee women careers and opportunities and give them the tools to navigate financial and economic systems in Australia.
Financial Literacy and Women’s Economic Empowerment
The webinar focuses on migrant and refugee women’s financial literacy and economic empowerment, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis. The webinar features Malini Raj, Andrea Creado, Megan McAlpine, Manasi Wagh-Nikam and Amanda Lee.
Financial Literacy Course
The Financial Literacy for Women course is a free e-learning resource designed to help migrant and refugee women manage their money while living in Australia. The course takes you through different steps of handling finances, including setting up a bank account, making payments, earning an income and saving for your retirement. One of the most important things to know about managing money is how to create a budget to track your spending and saving. This course gives you the tools and information to help you make a budget as well as tips for managing finances with your partner or family. As a woman, learning about your finances will help to ensure you understand your rights and the impact of any financial decisions you make.