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Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia: The ASPIRE Project: State of knowledge paper (ANROWS Landscape paper)

This literature review paper provides an overview of what is currently known about women's experiences of family violence, the effectiveness of particular responses, and prevention of violence. It includes an introduction of the issues and the current policy responses to family violence in Australia with particular emphasis on immigrant and refugee communities; factors associated with immigrant and refugee women’s vulnerability to family violence and existing barriers to their seeking help; prevention methods highlighting community and women’s leadership, community engagement and cultural sensitivity; the limited research that has been conducted with immigrant and refugee men and boys; and the implications of these findings for family violence policy and practice including the notable gaps in the literature to date. An appendix provides a table of recommended peer reviewed studies to highlight high-quality research that makes a particularly valuable contribution to the current state of knowledge.

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