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


This is a set of resources from the ASPIRE project (Analysing Safety and Place in Immigrant and Refugee Experience), which provides some of the most comprehensive information to date on the contexts, nature and dynamics of violence against immigrant and refugee women in different Australian contexts. The resources include a full report of findings, a summary report of key findings, and four factsheets on key areas - communication barriers, financial abuse, interpreters, and immigration and visas. Immigrant and refugee women in Australia are known to face particular barriers accessing services aimed at preventing and responding to family violence, and limited information has been previously available. The ASPIRE project research was conducted in eight sites across urban and regional settings in Victoria and Tasmania, was commissioned by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS), and led by researchers from the University of Melbourne, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and the University of Tasmania. The project aims to provide key information to inform the development of responsive and accessible community-based interventions.





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