Stories and Profiles from the Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Trauma Informed Practice in Education
A new resource to support trauma informed practice in education has been published by Rebecca Harris, a Melbourne Social Equity Institute Community Fellow from Carlton Primary School.
Just Justice Through Supporting Fitness to Plead
Accessing justice on an equal basis is a major issue for many people with disabilities.
Children Speak Out on Family Violence
Young people who have experienced family violence have a lot to tell us, says Dr Katie Lamb, but too often there’s nobody listening.
Understanding Diaspora Peacebuilding
Achieving lasting peace takes more than just the absence of war, says Denise Cauchi, and diaspora communities can make significant contributions toward it.
What Is Social Equity?
A blog post by Professor Bernadette McSherry, Foundation Director of the Melbourne Social Equity Institute
Ending the Exploitation of Refugee and Migrant Workers
Getting work is the most important step to successful settlement in a new country, says lawyer Catherine Hemingway, but for people who have recently arrived in Australia it can also be the start of a lot of new problems.
Circus as a Tool for Social Change
“For people who have found that they don’t always have agency over their bodies – people across the gender spectrum – circus can be a really lovely space for them to learn how to reclaim it, surrounded by positive people and support.”
Diversity in Decision-Making
Co-designing informed choice under the National Disability Insurance Scheme
Making Information Accessible – For Everyone
Essential but often complex services like banks, utilities and phones need to be accessible for all, including those with cognitive disabilities. Here’s how you do it.
Can the NDIS Deliver?
As the signature National Disability Insurance Scheme rolls out nationally, a research project questions its ability to address systemic inequality.
Making Music Accessible for Young People with Disability
Mel Murphy saw the benefits of music for both young people and adults in her years as a music therapist. She had been thinking about doctoral study for a long time when she began her PhD.
Religion, Not Race, Driving Fear of Asylum Seekers: Survey
Anti-Muslim sentiment is even more important than racial prejudice when it comes to perpetuating negative attitudes about asylum seekers, new research has found.
Coercion in Mental Health Care: Finding a New Way
Secluding, physically restraining or overmedicating people experiencing mental health crises still happens, but countries around the world are trialling successful alternatives.