Many Australian businesses are realising the benefits of proactively engaging with migrant and refugee women by supporting pathways to meaningful and long-term employment.
Our women originate from over 50 countries around the world and bring a wealth of work and personal experience to the workplace.
Why employ a migrant/refugee woman?
Employment is a vital part of refugees and migrants becoming self-reliant and building a future for themselves and their families. Integrating refugees into our workforce builds social cohesion, and enriches our economy. Companies with more diverse workforces perform better, and people from a refugee background bring cultural knowledge, skills, and know-how that can give you a competitive advantage. Colleagues of refugee employees feel enriched by the opportunity to give someone a chance to rebuild their lives.
Employing a migrant or refugee woman will:
- Facilitate economic empowerment for more migrant and refugee women in the community;
- Create a culturally diverse workplace that is inclusive and dynamic;
- Grant you access to a labor force of job-ready and talented women;
- Close the skills gaps;
- Encourage higher retention rates;
- Meet corporate social responsibilities.
We consult with employers and handpick candidates from our database of migrant and refugee women. We support our women and the employer through a transition phase until both are settled and a solid work relationship is established.
UN Women can assist employers with building their Gender Equity and Inclusive practices via the Women’s Empowerment Principles