Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support

Please join Monash University’s Gender and Family Violence Program and the Border Crossing Observatory together with InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, for the launch of Temporary Migration and Family Violence: An analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support.

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 11am-1pm
Canapes to be served from 12pm

Monash University Law Chambers
555 Lonsdale St, Melbourne

Helen Kapalos. Photo by Paul Jeffers.
Helen Kapalos
Photo by Paul Jeffers

Guest Speaker
Helen Kapalos, Victorian Multicultural Commission Chair.
Read more about Helen and the work of the Commission

The report details findings from research on the experiences of family violence among migrant women living in Australia on temporary visas. It is the first major study in Australia of the intersection of migration status and family violence. The report details specific issues pertaining to risk, the ways in which migration status can be leveraged in the family violence context and the range of exploitative practices that occur, including the identification of trafficking and slavery-like situations of violence. The report offers recommendations on ways to address gaps in protection and support as part of Australia’s national commitment to reduce, and ultimately end, all forms of violence against women and their children by 2022.

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