EXTERNALLY-FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS
Family violence within Indian migrant women residing in Australia
Australian 2016 census shows that Indian migrant population increased significantly to 1.9 % (455,389) of the total population of 24.4 million in Australia.
With large increase of Indian migrants settling in Australia, it is important to understand how Indian women are treated within country of origin and how these cultural, religious, patriarchal values and beliefs may persist with newly arrived Indian women in Australia.
The goals of this research project are
- to better understand and examine domestic and family violence (DFV) within Indian migrant families settled in Australia
- to explore the intersections and examine how the 3 Planet Model (proposed by Marion Hester) impact on Indian women (with/without children) who become involved with: Domestic violence system; Child Protection System (CPS) and Family Law (FL) system in Australia
- to test hypothesis for a proposed fourth planet of ‘Immigration system’ and examine how professionals engage with Indian.
University of Melbourne
Project start & End Dates
2019 – 2022