This paper discusses the impact of negative media and political depictions of the South Sudanese community on the psychological health and well-being of women from the South Sudanese community in South Australia. Interviews revealed enduring experiences of racism and discrimination that had damaging effects on participants’ sense of identity, mental health, and hope for the future. Given the focus of media attention on South Sudanese youth, participants expressed considerable anxiety about their children and future generations. The ethical implications and moral obligations as well as the importance of participatory research methods when working with vulnerable populations are also discussed.
- community-based participatory research
- South Sudanese