The Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down its findings today including 227 recommendations to the Victorian government. An overview of some of the recommendations can be found in The Age article – Royal Commission into Family Violence: what you need to know.
The eight volume full report includes a section reporting the Commission’s findings in regard to culturally and linguistically diverse communities (see section 28). The ASPIRE research team are pleased to find that our State of Knowledge paper published by ANROWS is cited several times throughout this part of the report.
The report states that the “Commission heard that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to preventing family violence is not successful for CALD communities” and outlines the numerous barriers and difficulties women from culturally diverse and migrant backgrounds experience in response to family violence.
Presently, the ASPIRE research team are moving into the data analysis phase of the project and will pay close attention to the outcomes of the Commission’s work in the coming weeks and months. We look forward to presenting our findings later this year so that we may contribute to the systemic improvement of family violence responses and prevention initiatives for migrant women and their communities.