In a bid to continue to raise awareness of breast cancer detection in migrant women, the Nepalese community is finalising their pink garments to wear with their traditional saris.
The United in Pink program was launched last month by the Migrant Resource Centre North and began with women from Afghanistan sewing together pink garments for hijabs to raise awareness.
It combines sewing skills with informal conversation for women from non-English speaking backgrounds.
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Program coordinator Gabriela Zampini said prior to the workshops some of the women did not understand breast cancer fully and had fears about the screenings.
However, she said the workshops allowed the facts on it and fears about screenings to be corrected and eased.
One of the Nepalese community's youngest members in the program, Hem Balisampangrai, said it took the group a few hours to sew each garment and allowed them to discuss the disease.
"I think it's important for gathering everyone and especially for women for breast scans, it's very important for them," the 20-year-old said.
Further workshops will be run with other communities, who will then wear their creations to information sessions and screenings with BreastScreen Tasmania.
For information on upcoming workshops, visit the MRC Facebook page.
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