One third of migrant and refugee women experience domestic violence, major survey reveals

Nyadol Nyuon of Harmony Alliance

A third of migrant and refugee women in a new survey said they experienced some form of domestic and/or family violence.

And temporary visa holders consistently reported proportionately higher levels of domestic and family violence, including controlling behaviours. Temporary visa holders also reported much higher patterns of migration-related abuse and threats (such as threats to be deported or separated from their children).

These are the main findings of a survey of nearly 1,400 migrant and refugee women across Australia, the most comprehensive of its kind in the country.

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Expressions of Interest – Emergency Management Multicultural Advisory Committee

Emergency Management Multicultural Advisory CommitteeThe Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria (ECCV) is working with Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and the Department of Health (DH) on an Emergency Management Project to support emergency preparedness and resilience among migrant and refugee communities. Expressions of interest are invited from members of migrant and refugee backgrounds and have strong networks within at least one migrant or refugee community.

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Webinar: Multicultural Mental Health

The LOTE AgencyIn our multicultural communities, mental health may be a silent epidemic. We know that depression, anxiety and suicide can affect any of us at any time – regardless of our culture or background. Discussions of mental health are important, for they bring issues forward and reduce stigma and shame. Here, the discussions will involve cross-cultural research and youth. The webinar takes place on Friday, 6 August at 2pm.

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Refugees: Change starts with Sport

Refugee runnerThe International Olympic Committee has given opportunity and hope so 29 refugees to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. These 29 members of the Refugee Olympic Team represent 82 million refugees all over the world. May their participation, their discipline, their striving to give their best bring a renewed sense of hope and purpose to the world’s refugees.

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The Refugee Olympic Team

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We want all refugees to have better access to sporting opportunities. Sport is not only fun. It helps refugees, to heal and to rebuild their lives. UNHCR calls for all refugees to have access to sport and opportunity to fulfil their dreams, on and off the field.

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Art Prize: Impacts and effects of Refugee Treatment

UniMelb LogoThe Comparative Network on Refugee Externalisation (CONREP) is now seeking submissions for the Creative and Innovative Work Prize. This award recognises creative and innovative work in the area of asylum and migration externalisation by an amateur or emerging artist under the age of 30 years. Submissions to this award close on August 6th.

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Refugee Dream – Four Refugee Olympians

Its a dream to compete at the OlympicsThe stories of refugees – having to flee their home country for safety – and for some – losing a parent and starting afresh in a host nation is a mighty challenge. These members of the Refugee Olympic Team have overcome such challenges, taken up sport, training and competition to rise to world stage. It’s a Dream to Compete in the Olympic Games.

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