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Thank You

Thank You

Thank You We are profoundly grateful for your support. With your generosity, and the help of our matchers, over $80K has been raised for SisterWorks. Your gift will enable us to continue to empower our Sisters in these difficult times. Through work, entrepreneurship and community connection, SisterWorks supports women who are refugees, asylum seekers and migrants to improve their confidence, mental wellbeing, sense of belonging and economic outlook. We will continue to work today, tomorrow Read more…

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day

UNW IWD Melbourne 2020

Our inspirational Founder and CEO Luz Restrepo is speaking at the UN Women Australia International Women’s Day (IWD) Breakfasts around Australia.

The 2020 global IWD theme is Generation Equality.

Generation Equality is a call to action to join forces across generations, to create a world where every girl and woman has equal opportunities to fulfil their full potential. Equal access to education and income are central to levelling the playing field for women around the world.


A Second Chance through Education

A Second Chance through Education There are over 500 million illiterate women in the world. UN Women and BHP Foundation, through a three-year partnership will empower marginalized women through a second chance at education. The project will aim to enhance educational and learning pathways available to women and young women ensuring no one is left behind.

Meet our new SisterWorks Ambassador Khadija Gbla

Meet our new SisterWorks Ambassador Khadija Gbla Instagram Twitter Link Khadija Gbla is an established and well-regarded refugee, human rights and women’s advocate, lawyer and author. Khadija comes to SisterWorks as an ambassador with the aim of promoting SisterWorks #WorkEmpowersWomen and to continue to raise up her voice for refugee and migrant women, our women entrepreneurs and to deepen our national understanding of how empowering refugee and migrant women can. Click here

Crowdfunding Campaign – Help us relocate!

We are leaving our iconic Home in Swan Street to build the future of SisterWorks in our new Central Hub in Bridge Road during November. Currently, the new building requires urgent renovations and furniture, before we are ready to reach more than 400 Sisters in Richmond by 2021. We are super excited and happy taking this huge step. SisterWorks has been growing for the last 6 years and finally, we will have a Richmond Empowerment Hub Read more…

Reusable bread bag

New sustainable packaging products 

July is bringing the launch of three brand new sustainable food packaging products  *By Maria Chindris and Sarah Herbert Bread Bag Nothing beats the smell of fresh bread in the morning… taking a nice stroll to the local bakery to get some loaves for the day or week. You know that those bakers wake so very early in the morning, kneading away at those soft and fluffy loaves you indulge in. After all this work Read more…

Plastic Free in July

Celebrate ‘Plastic Free July’ with SisterWorks. You will save your time, money and the planet!  *By Maria Chindris and Sarah Herbert So what is Plastic Free July? In 2011 the Plastic Free Foundation initiated its Plastic Free July initiative. It has since expanded as a global, annual mission with the aim of eradicating single-use plastic to see a world without plastic waste. Its impact is astounding as in July 2018 alone, 120 million people across Read more…

NAIDOC Week – working towards a shared future

  SisterWorks’ team pays full respect to all the First Nation people, especially the elders, past, present and becoming. We support the Treaty and respect the enduring culture of the First Nation people. We give thanks and acknowledge that we are standing on the land seized from Wathuarung people of the Kulin Nation. As an organisation promoting the empowerment of women through work, we value the importance of resilience and the right for each woman to emancipate and Read more…

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