Group of Migant Women
Self-described 'Seniors in Action', the Goulburn Valley Seniors Association Incorporated is a group of women from migrant backgrounds who come together to connect and create.
From hand woven bags to propagating exotic plants, the diversity of the group's products reflects that of its members. After decades supporting their families mostly through orchard and factory work, the GVSAI allows its members the opportunity to delve more deeply into their crafts and to reconnect with their cultural identities.
GVSAI has members across Goulburn Valley, with plans to take their unique offerings to communities and speciality markets across the region.
From 11 Aug 2021
Duniya Behter shifts the mainstream narrative about people with migrant and refugee backgrounds, from vulnerable to capable. Women and young people in Bendigo and Shepparton drew from their cultural roots, to build creative businesses and produce new digital creative works. The name, Duniya Behter, emerged from conversations with young Cultural Facilitators employed to work on this project and it speaks to the spirit and intention of MAV’s regional Victoria program. It is a reflection of some of the cultures in Bendigo and Shepparton where the project is based. Duniya means the world in Arabic, Hindi and it’s also found in the languages of Swahili, Hazaragi, Urdu and Persian, where it holds a similar meaning. Behter means better but working together to make better.