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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 host events as part of its knowledge translation and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS, and stakeholder events, along with sector news is available from the list on the right.



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.

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Culturally and linguistically
diverse communities

The contexts, nature and dynamics of domestic and family violence differ for culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, and immigrant and refugee women. These groups face additional barriers when accessing support services.

The National Plan identifies CALD groups as having specific support needs that may not be addressed by generalised strategies.

Below is a collection of resources, papers, reports and research projects that explore the nature of violence in CALD communities, the barriers to service provision and support strategies.

Papers and reports

Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia: The ASPIRE Project

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Fact sheets and resources

Fact sheet

ASPIRE fact sheet 1:
Communication barriers and family violence

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Fact sheet

ASPIRE fact sheet 2:
Financial abuse and immigrant women

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Fact sheet

ASPIRE fact sheet 3:
Interpreters and family violence

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Fact sheet

ASPIRE fact sheet 4:
Immigration, visas and family violence

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ASPIRE Photo-voice

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Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children:
A compendium of stories from the field

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Cultural Safety Principles and Guidelines

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Current ANROWS research projects

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Projects with Action Research

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Crossing the line: Lived experience of sexual violence among trans women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds in Australia

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The MuSeS project: Multicultural and settlement services supporting women experiencing violence

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Best practice principles for interventions with domestic and family violence perpetrators from refugee backgrounds

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2017 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey:
Attitudes to violence against women among people born in non-main English speaking countries

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Further reading

ANROWS library:
CALD / Migrant / Refugee communities reading list:

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See also

Support services

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Contact ANROWS

PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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