DIY Fabric Earrings Workshop

Join our Sister Soofia and learn how to make your own colorful fabric earrings ready to wear or give them as a handmade present.  Soofia is originally from Iran and came to Australia 6 years ago as an international student. After one year she met her husband through a common friend and moved to Queensland. After a year they both moved to Victoria and got married. Soofia found SisterWorks through a friend, and now she is very Read more…

Give at the end of the financial year

We have supported more than 492 women from 56 different countries. Help us to continue supporting more women who are refugees, asylums seekers, and migrant, so they can access working opportunities and empower themselves. Thanks for your support! Donations of $2 or more to SisterWorks are tax deductible in Australia Donate now, thank you! Direct deposits  Account Name: SisterWorks Inc. Account Number: 73 322 5805 BSB: 083-004 *Once you have completed the bank transfer, please Read more…

Let’s embrace Refugee Week

We celebrate the positive contributions made by refugees to our communities. We have proudly supported over 500 women from over 50 countries. We are committed to raising awareness about the issues affecting refugees. Through work and entrepreneurship, we support women who are refugees, asylum seekers or migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing and sense of belonging. Help us to continue supporting more refugees, asylum seekers and migrants women, please donate online: https://sisterworks-2019-donation.herokuapp.com/

Make your own Beeswax Wrap and take it home!

Cutting down on plastic waste? Keep your food fresh and plastic free with reusable wraps made from beeswax. These practical and environment-friendly wraps are produced in our design lab in Richmond by our talented entrepreneurs, and now you can learn how to make them too! SisterWorks is offering a fun and useful workshop on how to make our signature beeswax wraps. They are waste-free, easy to clean, and perfect for wrapping fruit, vegetables, sandwiches, cheese, Read more…

Yassah is a brave mum!

Yassah arrived with her children in Australia in 2009. She joined our SisterWorks community and recently, Yassah shared with us a recipe of her West African sauce (Hot Pepper Sauce, Kayzagee). This Hot Pepper Sauce contains the natural aroma and colour balance, giving the sensation of freshly harvested peppers. Ideal for marinating with grilled meats, fish and served with flatbread and salad. It is sure to spice up your home meals and BBQs. Our sauce Read more…

Being a mum is a precious gift

Funda arrived in Australia with her husband and daughter in September 2017. She moved from Istanbul, where she worked in historical restoration. With experience in an industry that relies upon ancient art and architecture, moving to Australia was a big adjustment for Funda. Funda cannot work in historical restoration in Australia because the country is so young – our oldest buildings are less than 300 years old. She plans to enrol in an architecture degree Read more…

Every Mum is important, every Mum is strong

Amanda is from Brazil, she arrived with her family in Australia in 2015. She is a resilient and courageous mum. Living in Australia has been challenging for her and her family. When they just moved in, Amanda felt very isolated. After she joined SisterWorks, she is part of our Family, she is very happy and has learnt new skills. Amanda is grateful to have her family here. She knows a mum is a gift in Read more…

My mum has always supported me and my family, she made me a strong woman

Ana Maria arrived in Australia as a tourist in 2013. She traveled here from Chile, where she sold vegetables at the market to support her family. When she arrived in Australia she met a man, and he promised her and her children a wonderful life. Ana Maria married this man, and they had a son – Joseph. She planned to bring her five children over from Chile as soon as possible, but her Australian husband Read more…

Not everyone learns by writing and reading

When I first came to Australia, I couldn’t speak English and simply couldn’t afford to pay for an English course at a TAFE or University. I learnt English in outer suburb community centres where there was a high concentration of new migrants like myself. Although I couldn’t articulate properly, I received all the support needed to progress quickly. It was a safe environment where I slowly felt confident to ask questions of my teachers and Read more…

Visit us!

April has been a huge month for the SisterWorks family, with some exciting new partnerships and opportunities! In Bendigo, we are starting our first regional Design Lab doing Beeswax wraps and reusable bread bags with the Bendigo Uniting Church and Bendigo Community Health Services. In Dandenong, we are developing our first mobile cooking program with the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre. In Richmond, we are growing our Design Lab capacity with the Carringbush Adult Learning Education. Read more…

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