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Professor Marcia Langton to lead study under the ANROWS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research stream
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Professor Marcia Langton to lead study under the ANROWS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research stream

Wednesday, 12th December 2018

ANROWS is proud to announce a new research project, Improving family violence legal and support services for Indigenous women, being conducted by leading scholars Professor Marcia Langton and Dr Kristen Smith from the University of Melbourne and Professor Megan Davis from the University of New South Wales.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children in regional communities experience a higher risk of violence and face particular challenges in accessing services. By working collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities in Mildura and Albury/Wodonga, this mixed-method study will contribute to the evidence base on best practice for meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

This study will take a strengths-based approach to identifying the barriers and enablers to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s access to the justice sector in two regional communities: Mildura (VIC), and Albury/Wodonga (NSW/VIC). Using both quantitative and qualitative data, it will also explore the ways in which policy and legal frameworks provide support and, at times, exacerbate the challenges faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children accessing services in these communities.

The study, due for completion by early 2020, will produce key resources for practitioners, policy-makers and the public, including research publications and a support guide for organisations making improvements in their service delivery.

To find out more, visit the project page.


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