The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics

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May 13, 2022

The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics

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The barriers preventing migrant women engaging in Australian politics - Published on Monash University

As the federal election date draws nearer, it’s almost impossible for Australians to avoid the policies, promises and paraphernalia of political parties and candidates contesting the election.

Since Australia has compulsory voting, every eligible person will be required to participate in the democratic process. But how prepared is every Australian to cast their vote with confidence? In particular, how prepared do women who have migrated to this country as adults feel about participating in the Australian democratic system?

To help answer this, I led a project that examined the perspectives and political aspirations of migrant women.

Click here to read the full article published by Monash University on 13 May 2022.

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Author: 
Naureen Choudhry and Zareh Ghazarian
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Monash University
Publication year: 
2022
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