JRS' award winning Finding Safety Project, women with lived experience of seeking protection have spaces and opportunities to train and collaborate as leaders
JRS Australia supports women with lived experience of forced displacement to become community mobilisers. Community mobilisers provide peer support, information and referrals about services to their communities and work alongside the JRS Finding Safety project team to provide platforms for asylum seeking, refugee, and migrant women to empower themselves and to access safety .
Community mobilisers help to identify and reach women at risk of SGBV in the community, and assist in providing help to those who do not utilise mainstream services. Community mobilisers access in-depth leadership training, including ongoing mentoring and skills development in specific areas such as public speaking and group facilitation.
Pictured above: Community leader and human rights advocate, Hava Rezaie runs leadership training workshops at JRS’ Women’s Space for women.