Policy Paper: The Need for a Tailored Strategy for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Against Women, Especially Those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities in Queensland.

Policy Paper: The Need for a Tailored Strategy for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Against Women, Especially Those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities in Queensland.

Family and domestic violence has progressively become endemic in Australia, putting a significant number of women at risk. A study completed by Duncan, Mavisakalyan and Twamey in 2021 concluded that around 1 in 6 Australian women (17.3%) experienced physical or/and sexual violence at the hands of their family members or intimate partner since the age of 15. This policy paper by the Women’s Ethnic Network, exposes the specific challenges that women from multicultural backgrounds face when it comes to Domestic and Family Violence, and provides key recommendations to address this issue.

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