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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)

Accumulating poverty? : women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle : an issues paper examining the gender gap in retirement savings /

by Cerise, Somali | O'Connell, Karen | Rosenman, Elena | Sarat Chandran, Priya.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. Australian Human Rights Commission 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: Sect. 1: Introduction -- Sect. 2: Causes of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 3: Why does the gender gap in the retirement income system matter? Average superannuation balances and payouts -- Sect. 4: A snapshot of ; women's accumulated poverty - Distribution of retirement savings by age and gender - Income and assets during retirement - Sect. 5: Women's experiences of inequality over the lifecycle - Education and training - Entering the paid workforce for the first time - Career progression - Pregnancy - Maternity and parental leave - Caring for children (a) Unequal division of unpaid caring work - (b) Lack of structural support for employees with caring responsibilities - (c) ; Lack of social and economic value placed on unpaid caring work - Caring across the lifecycle - Gendered ageism - Gender-based violence - Divorce or separation -- ; Sect. 6: The consequences of the gender gap in retirement savings -- Sect. 7: Building financial security for women over the lifecycle - Solutions for closing the gender gap in retirement savings. Remove the barriers to women's participation in the paid workforce and close the gender pay gap - Invest in measures to redress women's disadvantage in the superannuation scheme - Specifically recognise and reward unpaid caring work in the retirement income system -- Sect. 8: ConclusionAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

An assault on our future : the impact of violence on young people and their relationships /

by Flood, Michael | White Ribbon Foundation | Fergus, Lara.

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W. White Ribbon Foundation 2010Description: 53 p.: ill.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Includes bibliography pp.43-50Summary: It is widely recognised that violence against women is a significant problem affecting as many as one in three women in Australia. This widespread violence has impacts more widely on families and communities throughout our society. This report examines how violence against women specifically affects children and young people. It looks at the nature of violence they experience in their homes and their own relationships, its impacts, and the priorities for action if efforts to prevent violence among, and protect, young people are to be successful.Availability: (1)

Avoid the harm : stay calm : report on the inquiry into the impact of violence on young Australians /

by Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives. Standing ommittee on Family,Community, Housing and Youth.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Commonwealth of Australia 2010Description: xvi, 180 p.: ill.Other title: Avoid the harm : stay calm.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: While acknowledging that the survey is not statistically rigorous in terms of population sampling, on the basis of responses received it would appear that youth violence is an issue that concerns most young people. The majority of respondents have witnessed violence and believe that both the incidence and severity of physical violence is increasing. They mainly believe that it occurs between males, although a sizable proportion perceived that females were potentially involved, primarily as victims. Youth violence appears to be occurring across Australia in capital cities, regional centres and through to remote locations. Much of the violence is street or pub/club violence although school or workplace violence is also common. The respondents believe that alcohol and drugs and lack of respect for other people are the main reasons for violence. They believe that education programs are a way to minimise violent behaviour, but support for more police and harsher penalties for perpetrators also featured strongly. Limiting access to alcohol was also raised, but more in the context of the responsible serving of alcohol rather than increasing the legal age of drinking.Availability: (1)

Background paper to Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021. /

by Australia. National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: 200 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Companion volume to: Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 - 362.82920994 AUS The cost of violence against women and their children 362.82920994 AUS Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building cultures of respect and non-violence : a review of literature concerning adult learning and violence prevention programs with men. /

by Dyson, Sue | Flood, Michael.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Victorian Health Promotion Foundation 2008Description: PDF.Notes: Victorian Health Promotion Foundation commonly known as VicHealth Victorian Health Promotion Foundation commonly known as VicHealthAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Building inclusive cities : women's safety and the right to the city /

by Whitzman, Carolyn (ed.) | Legacy, Crystal (ed.) | Andrew, Caroline (ed.).

Publisher: London, U.K. Routledge 2012Description: xv, 216 p., [8] p. of col. plates : ill. (some col.), map ; 24 cm.Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: Building on a growing movement within developing countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia-Pacific, as well as Europe and North America, this book documents cutting edge practice and builds theory around a rights based approach to women's safety in the context of poverty reduction and social inclusion. Drawing upon two decades of research and grassroots action on safer cities for women and everyone, this book is about the right to an inclusive city. The first part of the book describes the challenges that women face regarding access to essential services, housing security, liveability and mobility. The second part of the book critically examines programs, projects and ideas that are working to make cities safer. Building Inclusive Cities takes a cross-cultural learning perspective from action research occurring throughout the world and translates this research into theoretical conceptualizations to inform the literature on planning and urban management in both developing and developed countries. This book is intended to inspire both thought and action. ; Contents: 1.Introduction: challenges, opportunities and tools / Crystal Legacy -- pt. I Challenges and opportunities -- 2.Gendered livelihoods and inclusive cities / Fran Klodawsky -- 3.Women's safety and everyday mobility / Carolyn Whitzman -- 4.Migrant women's safety: framing, policies, and practices / Elizabeth L. Sweet -- pt. II Interventions -- 5.Gender Inclusive Cities Programme: implementing change for women's safety / Kalpana Viswanath -- 6.I he role 01 partnerships in creating inclusive cities / Crystal Legacy -- 7.What it looks like when it's fixed: collaboration towardsa shared vision of city safety / Barbara Holtmann -- 8.Safe access to basic infrastructure: more than pipes and taps / Suneeta Dhar -- pt. III Tools -- 9.From gender mainstreaming to intersectionality: advances in achieving inclusive and safe cities / Yardena Tankel -- 10.Safer discursive space: artistic interventions and online action research / Melanie Lambrick -11.How do we evaluate the safety of women? / Margaret Shaw -- 12.Conclusion: women's safety and the right to the city / Kalpana ViswanathAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Experiences of crime in two selected migrant communities /

by Johnson, Holly | Australian Institute of Criminolgy.

Publisher: Griffith, A.C.T. Australian Institute of Criminology 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Summary: This study attempts to assess the experiences of crime among migrants, from Vietnam and the Middle East, whose language, skin colour, religion or cultural practices set them apart from mainstream Australian society. The migrants sampled were more likely to feel that assaults and threats perpetrated against them were racially-motivated.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Family harmony : understanding family violence in Somali and Eritrean communities in the western region of Melbourne. /

by Gordon, Ruth | Adam, Munira.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Women's Health West 2005Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender impact assessment : climate change /

by Quinn, Karolyne.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. Womens Health Victoria 2009Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Gender-based violence : emerging issues in programs serving displaced populations /

by Vann, Beth | GBV Global Technical Support Project.

Publisher: Arlington, Virginia Reproductive Health for Refugees Consortium 2002Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: September 2002Summary: "Sexual violence perpetrated by wartime combatants is an age-old phenomenon. Today, however, there is also evidence of sexual exploitation, domestic violence, and other forms of GBV in populations affected by armed conflict. Although few hard numbers are available, news of the toll wrought is increasingly surfacing not only in anecdotal evidence-reports from victims, health-care professionals, and compatriots' but from the studies now being conducted by WHO, RHRC, CDC, and others to identify the magnitude and depth of the problem in some settings."Availability: (1)

Handbook for coordinating gender-based violence interventions in humanitarian settings /

by Gender-based Violence Area of Responsibility Working Group.

Publisher: n.p. Gender-Based Violence Network 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: July 2010 Appendices : pp. 127-334Summary: The Handbook for Coordinating Gender-based Violence Interventions in Humanitarian Settings (nicknamed the GBV Coordination Handbook) has been produced by the global GBV AoR Working Group as a quick reference tool for all individuals and agencies involved in GBV programming and coordination in humanitarian/emergency settings.Availability: (1)

I lived in fear because I knew nothing : barriers to the justice system faced by CALD women experiencing family violence /

by Cavallaro, Lisa | InTouch Inc. Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence Vic.).

Publisher: Melbourne InTouch Inc. Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence 2010Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Cover title. Includes bibliographical references Project researcher: Lisa CavallaroSummary: From literature reviews it was found that the incidence of family violence amongst refugee and migrant families is not higher. Being newly settled does expose families to stresses that increase the risk of intimate partner violence. The consequences for women from immigrant and refugee backgrounds can be even more damaging for them and their children because they are likely to face greater obstacles in their struggle to break the cycle of violence. This project therefore began with the understanding that the barriers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women are distinct and in addition to those faced by women from the broader community. This research was driven by a concern for the compromised safety and wellbeing of these women and their children due to the various barriers they face in accessing the legal / justice system.Availability: (1)

It all starts at home : male adolescent violence to mothers. /

by Howard, Jo | Rottem, Naomi.

Publisher: St. Kilda, Vic. Inner South Community Health Service 2008Description: PDF.Notes: URL: 'http://www.ischs.org.au/portals/0/documents/It%20all%20starts%20at%20home.pdf' Checked: 2/03/2009 9:54:10 AM Status: Live Details: HTTP status 200 - Usual success responseSummary: "This research report examines male adolescents abuse and violence to their sole parent mothers, by gathering qualitative data from ten women with culturally diverse backgrounds. The report recommends that male adolescent violence should be recognised as a form of family violence and as a possible precursor of adult violence towards women." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Multiple barriers to obtaining child support ; experiences of women leaving violent partners /

by Patrick, Rebecca | Cook, Kay | Taket, Ann.

Publisher: 2007Availability: No items available

Not the same : conference proceedings and a strategy on domestic violence and sexual assault for non-English speaking background women. /

by Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre.

Publisher: Brunswick, Vic. Domestic Violence and Incest Resource Centre 1996Description: 101 p., 6 p.Notes: Conference held at Melbourne Park March 22 and 23, 1996Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

Promoting Equal and Respectful Relationships in Faith Communities : a Manual and Tool Kit / working together to prevent violence against women before it occurs

by Holmes, Scott | The Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships Project.

Publisher: Preston, Vic. Darebin City Council 2012Description: PDF.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: March 2012Summary: This manual and tool kit is designed to help faith communities take a primary prevention approach to violence against women. It features a 10-step program designed to guide faith communities through a process of deepening commitment to preventing violence against women, accompanied by a set of resources including fact sheets, resource guides, survey and audit tools, and implementation tools. This resource is part of the Northern Interfaith Respectful Relationships project.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).

Strong culture, strong peoples, strong families : towards a safer future for Indigenous families and communities : 10 year plan. /

by Victoria. Department of Planning and Community Development.

Publisher: Melbourne, Vic. The Department 2008Description: PDF.Notes: INTO AND OUT OF WORKSummary: "The 10 year plan is the result of considerable collaborative effort and commitment by the Indigenous Family Violence Partnership Forum. The Forum consists of Indigenous community representatives from the 10 regions across the state, Indigenous organisations and senior representatives from government departments. The Plan is a living document which outlines the vision, objectives and actions which will guide, inform and direct the Indigenous community and the Victorian Government to reduce Indigenous family violence over the next 10 years." -- Publisher website.Availability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

The cost of violence against women and their children. /

by Australia. National Council to Reduce Violence Against Women and.

Publisher: Canberra, A.C.T. Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs 2009Description: 200 p. ; 30 cm.Online Access: Electronic copy Notes: Companion volume to: Time for action : the National Council's plan for Australia to reduce violence against women and their children, 2009-2021 -362.82920994 AUS Background Paper to Time for action - 362.82920994 AUS Family & early yearsAvailability: Items available for loan: Brotherhood of St Laurence (1).

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