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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.


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ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


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.


Project contact
Jatinder Kaur
University of Melbourne

Project start & End Dates
2019 – 2022

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