WHAT IS THE PINK SARI PROJECT?

The Pink Sari Project is a community-driven initiative based in New South Wales (NSW), Australia, to raise awareness around breast screening and the importance of early detection of breast cancer. It brings everyone together to help understand and overcome the low breast screening rates identified within the Indian and Sri Lankan communities, and help save women’s lives.

WHY THE PINK SARI PROJECT?

The Pink Sari Project (pinksariproject.org) is a means of bringing community groups, media, health services and families together to increase breast screening (and thus breast cancer survival) in women from the Indian and Sri Lankan communities.

In addition, the Pink Sari Project seeks to enable the sharing of skills, resources and networks of all of those involved to realise this cause.

WHO’S BEHIND THE PINK SARI PROJECT?

The Pink Sari Project is led by the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS) and the NSW Refugee Health Service, with funding received from the Cancer Institute NSW.

The Project is supported by an interdisciplinary academic team from the University of Technology (UTS) and various Breast Screen NSW services.

Indian and Sri Lankan community organisations in NSW have also been involved. For example, the Community Leaders Forum held on the 13th of September 2014 at Thornleigh was organised through the leadership of women’s group  SAHELI and SEVA.