2 March 2017
Research was conducted in eight sites across urban and regional settings in Victoria and Tasmania. In Tasmania, research was conducted at inner Hobart, City of Glenorchy and the City of Launceston.
The women interviewed about their experiences of family violence had diverse migration pathways, were born in 21 different countries and had varied socio-economic and other circumstances. However there were commonalities in their experiences of family violence, help-seeking and access to information and services.
Immigrant and refugee women in Australia face particular barriers accessing services aimed at preventing and responding to family violence. However, there is limited evidence about the contexts, nature and dynamics of violence against immigrant and refugee women. This research report contributes to evidence in this area.
For more information: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS).