Presented by Dr Cathy Vaughan, Senior Lecturer in Gender and Women’s Health, Melbourne University

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3rd December, 2019

10am – 11am AEST

Violence against migrant and refugee women: risks, realities and responses

Dr Cathy Vaughan presents on the experience of violence affects women across Australia, including the many migrant and refugee women who permanently or temporarily resettle in this country.  Data on the prevalence of violence against specific sub-populations, including migrant and refugee women, are incomplete but all evidence suggests that migrant and refugee women experience violence at rates at least as high as the wider population. While the prevalence of violence against migrant and refugee women specifically is unclear, research has demonstrated that migrant and refugee women face particular and additional barriers to family violence services and responses.

This FREE one hour webinar will outline:

  • evidence about the additional forms of violence experienced by migrant and refugee women
  • the difficulties they face in accessing help and;
  • suggest strategies for ensuring policy and practice responds to the particular experiences, needs and strengths of migrant and refugee women.
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