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Our publications document Brotherhood research and policy analysis, share learning from evaluations of Brotherhood services, and keep our supporters informed about our work.

See also journal articles and contributions to books by Brotherhood researchers.

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By Sharon Bond, 2010

This report presents the evaluation of a small-scale pilot in which refugee women requiring personal and settlement support were matched with volunteer mentors in the City of Hume in Melbourne’s north.

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July 2008 (PDF file, 512 KB)

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By Kemran Mestan, 2008

This evaluation of Given the Chance, a program developed by the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence, showed that supported mentoring combined with training and work placements can be effective in helping refugees to understand Australian workplace cultures and providing an entrée into employment and/or educational opportunities.

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September 2005 (PDF file, 36 KB)

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June 2005 (PDF file, 37 KB)

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By Janet Taylor and Dayane Stanovic, 2005

This report presents the findings of an exploratory study of the settlement experiences of two recent refugee groups (Iraqi and Sudanese) in regional Victoria (Shepparton, Colac and Warrnambool) and the factors that promote successful settlement.

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By Louise Kyle, Fiona Macdonald, James Doughney and Joanne Pyke, 2004

Published by the Ecumenical Migration Centre of the Brotherhood of St Laurence

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

Find out more about the work of the Brotherhood
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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes