ACTION RESEARCH & EVALUATION
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Projects with Action Research
ANROWS hosted three national workshops on action research, the prevention of gender-based violence and safer pathways for CALD communities to crisis and support services for family violence. In partnership with Our Watch, ANROWS also created two Communities of Practice to enable the project teams to build strong networks and regularly share ideas, successes and challenges.
The CALD PAR initiative built on lessons learned from the ANROWS Building Safe Communities for Women and their Children (BSCW) action research initiative. The central goal of action research is to create positive change and develop practical solutions to local problems faced by organisations working with CALD communities. Action research provided organisations with opportunities to adapt project activities to ensure that better outcomes are achieved. It also contributed to building a body of evidence during the course of everyday work.
The CALD PAR initiative produced a report with ten insights that identify directions for future work. Some of these include increasing strengths-based community engagement, using aspirational language to frame activities, creating non-judgemental spaces to engage CALD men as allies, building capacity in culturally safe practice and supporting bicultural workers.
Findings & insights
ANROWS supported CALD PAR projects to share the findings and insights from their action research through digital stories and project stories. These creative methods of sharing findings highlight the diversity, depth and nuance of what works in the prevention of violence against women and creating safer pathways to support services for CALD communities. They have made projects’ findings accessible to the widest audience and enabled project teams to translate their research into new resources for CALD communities. Their digital stories and project stories are available on our website.
Prevention and safer pathways to services for migrant and refugee communities: Ten research insights from the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Projects with Action Research (CALD PAR) initiative
This report provides key insights into “what works” for prevention and safer pathways activities engaging CALD communities in Australia.
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Stories that feature empowering and culturally responsive messages about prevention and pathways to support from community leaders, participants and services, produced by the CALD PAR projects.
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Findings from the CALD PAR projects, with insights into their action research processes, key learnings and recommendations for policy-makers and practitioners.Find out more
Find action research related resources that would be helpful to researchers, community workers and others working on action research projects