Immigrant women subject to family violence are a vulnerable group who may have difficulties seeking assistance. Working with families from refugee backgrounds in which domestic violence is occurring may be challenging, particularly if the perpetrator has himself been subject to torture or other traumatic events.
For more information, please read the refugee health guide, page 16.
Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR)
Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights (AMWCHR) contribute to public discourse on Muslim women’s issues, advocating for the rights of Muslim women through programs, casework, research, publications and consultancy work.Visit
Safe and Equal
Safe and Equal, over thirty years of experience in advocacy and innovation for change in the family violence sector. Connecting strength, capacity, and resources for greater impact, Safe and Equal is the peak body for Victoria’s specialist family violence services supporting victim survivors.Visit
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army provides a wide range of services around the country to support women and women with children impacted by domestic and family violence.Visit
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence
InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence is state-wide specialist family violence service that works with women from migrant and refugee backgrounds, their families and their communities in Victoria. InTouch provide case management to women, training, conduct research, and run community-based projects in order to address the issue of family violence in the community.Visit
A Platform for Action
Report from the national roundtable on responding to violence against culturally and linguistically diverse women and their children – 2016 Department of Social Services.Visit
Family Safety Pack
The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe.Visit
Safe and equal
Safe and Equal is the peak body for specialist family violence services that provide support to victim survivors in Victoria. Our vision is a world beyond family and gender-based violence, where women, children and all people from marginalised communities are safe, thriving and respected.Visit