Understanding migrant women’s issues with the law

Maurice Blackburn hosted the Victorian Women Lawyers' forum 'Migrant Women Speaking Out' on Wednesday 21 September.

The forum was an opportunity for women lawyers to increase their understanding of how they can better help migrant women in Australia.

Chinese community leader Marion Lau, OAM JP and Maurice Blackburn lawyer Azmeena Hussain spoke about their experiences as a migrant and first generation Australian respectively.

Both speakers mentioned the need to break down barriers, and the importance of community networks and building trust.