Women with lived experience are engaged as Community Mobilisers and offered training and support to engage community members in primary prevention initiatives.

Leaders with Lived Expertise

JRS Australia supports women with lived experience of forced displacement and those who have faced challenging migration pathways 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.

Once trained, community mobilisers will be supported with:

  • A certificate of completion and written reference for CVs or resumes
  • Opportunities for skill development in community engagement, public speaking and leadership
  • Support with travel and child care as needed
  • Regular supportive supervision and self-care sessions

If you are interested in becoming a community mobiliser with the JRS Finding Safety Project please contact us on 0422 065 549 or email women@jrs.org.au