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'You can't hide it : family violence shows' : family violence in new & emerging refugee communities (Afghan, Sierra Leone and Sri-Lankan Tamil) /

by Versha, Armit | The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre | Venkatraman, Rugmini.

Publisher: Parramatta, N.S.W. The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant 2010Description: 73 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography :p. 58-66Summary: This participatory action research project explored the intersection of domestic and family violence and settlement in Australia, focusing on three refugee communities Afghan, Sierra Leonean and Sri Lankan Tamil in the first five years of settlement in Australia. The project identified risk factors of family violence for refugee women and their families during their first five years of settlement in Australia and developed a series of recommendations in consultation with refugee women and service providers. The project utilised the social capital of the refugee sector and bilingual workers were trained to engage with the refugee communities to conduct these consultations. Both women and men attended in large numbers, solutions were identified by the communities and were presented in a discussion forum.Availability: (1)

Economic abuse : searching for solutions : a spotlight on economics abuse research report /

by Corrie, Tanya | Kildonan UnitingCare | McGuire, Magdalena.

Publisher: North Collingwood, Vic. Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service 2013Description: vi, 60 p.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: May 2013 This report is part of the Spotlight on Economic Abuse Project, a joint initiative of Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service and Kildonan UnitingCare. Both organisations provide services to some of the most vulnerable people in our community. These services include family violence intervention programs, financial counselling and financial inclusion initiatives such as financial literacy education and microfinance. The Spotlight on Economic Abuse Project emerged from the organisations? shared concerns about the impacts of economic abuse on the women accessing their services. [Taken from inside front cover]Summary: Spotlight on Economic Abuse is a joint initiative of Good Shepherd Youth & Family Service and Kildonan UnitingCare. Both organisations frequently work with people who are being financially controlled by their current or former partner. Despite the frequency with which we witness this phenomenon, there is a lack of knowledge within the sector and among victims about the problem of economic abuse. Indeed, economic abuse remains a problem that is well hidden in societyAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

National plan to reduce violence against women and their children : including the first three-year Action Plan /

by Council of Australian Governments.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) 2011Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography p. 55-58Summary: Reducing all violence in our community is a priority. All forms of violence against women are unacceptable, in any community and in any culture. It is everyone's responsibility to reject and prevent violence. The National Plan targets two main types of violence: domestic and family violence and sexual assault. These crimes are gendered crimes that is they have an unequal impact on women. Whilst there are many forms of violent behaviour perpetrated against women, domestic violence and sexual assault are the most pervasive forms of violence experienced by women in Australia, and require an immediate and focused response.Availability: (1)

No way to live : women's experiences of negotiating the family law system in the context of domestic violence /

by Laing, Lesley | Andrews, Lynda.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Benevolent Society 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: The research was conducted by Lesley Laing and Lynda Andrews (University of Sydney) in collaboration with St George Domestic Violence Counselling Service (South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Area Health Service), Green Valley and Liverpool Domestic Violence Service (Sydney South West Health), The Benevolent Society's Centre for Women's Health, Staying Home, Leaving Violence (Eastern Sydney) and the Port Stephens Family Support Service.Summary: This research explored the experiences of 22 women as they navigated the family law system following their separation from a relationship in which they had experienced domestic violence. The research highlights the inadequacies of the current system in protecting women and children from abuse and makes recommendations for legislative and other reforms.Availability: (1)

Preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women : taking action and generating evidence /

by Butchart, Alexander | World Health Organization | Garcia-Moreno, Claudia | Mikton, Christopher.

Publisher: Geneva, Switzerland World Health Organization 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: DOWNLOAD PDF Notes: Bibliography : 79-90 Appendices : 91-94Summary: Intimate partner and sexual violence affect a large proportion of the population - with the majority of those directly experiencing such violence being women and the majority perpetrating it being men. The harm they cause can last a lifetime and span generations, with serious adverse affects on health, education and employment. The primary prevention of these types of violence will therefore save lives and money - investments made now to stop intimate partner and sexual violence before they occur will protect the physical, mental and economic well-being and development of individuals, families, communities and whole societies. This document aims to provide sufficient information for policy-makers and planners to develop data-driven and evidence-based programmes for preventing intimate partner and sexual violence against women.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Refugee settlement, safety and wellbeing : exploring domestic and family violence in refugee communities. /

by Rees, Susan | Pease, Bob.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Immigrant Women's Domestic Violence Service 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study was designed to examine the significance and inter-relatedness of cultural, ; psychosocial and economic factors in the safety and wellbeing of refugee families experiencing domestic and family violence and to produce knowledge that could in form the development of effective settlement supports for refugee families. ; An action research methodology, utilising story-board group work to elicit pictorial and written ; data and individual interviews conducted by culturally competent research assistants, was ; developed. Participants from Ethiopia, South and North Sudan, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia and ; communities from Iraq were recruited by expert sampling and data was analysed through the lens ; of human rights and intersectional feminism.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Supporting women from CALD backgrounds who are victims/survivors of sexual violence /

by Allimant, Annabelle | Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre or the Study of Sexual Assault | Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Beata.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Australian Institute of Family Studies 2011Description: PDF.Other title: Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault wrap ; no. 9.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Bibliography : p. 13-15Summary: This Wrap aims to raise awareness of the circumstances of refugee and immigrant women who are survivors of sexual violence as they establish new lives in Australia - the lifetime journey that may haunt them, the continuing trauma they may suffer, and the personal and systemic barriers they meet in accessing support. The authors: bring to light the issues faced by counsellors and women victim/survivors as they traverse two cultures; define some of the expectations and assumptions that women encounter when they attempt to access support services; discuss how this can result in exclusion and discrimination for some women; and suggest good practice for service providers.Availability: (1)

The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault /

by Australian Institute of Family Studies. Australian Centre or the Study of Sexual Assault.

Publisher: 23/06/2002 18:35:27 Australian Institute of Family Studies 2006Summary: The Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault (ACSSA) aims to improve access to current information and resources in order to assist those committed to working against sexual assault. ACSSA will help to support and develop strategies that aim to prevent, respond to, and ultimately reduce the incidence of this crime.Availability: No items available

The right to be safe from domestic violence : immigrant and refugee women in rural Victoria. /

by Immigrant Women's Domestic Violence Service.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Immigrant Women s Domestic Violence Service 2006Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Where is the justice? : stories from behind closed doors /

by Vasseghi, Rosa.

Publisher: Kensington, Vic. Rosa Publications 2008Description: ix, 291 p. : ill. ; 21 cm + 1 sound disc (CD).Summary: This book portrays the suffering of many women and girls whose lives were destroyed by those who abused their power. Those who survive live with their memories every day, reliving the pain inflicted on them and the sense of powerlessness .Their very survival, however, challenges the aim to control and force submission by their persecutors. It is the strength of the survivors that we must celebrate.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Working for change : the movement against domestic violence. /

by Hopkins, Andrew | McGregor, Heather.

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W. Allen & Unwin 1991Description: 150 p.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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