Urgent need to Protect Migrant Women from Domestic Violence during the Coronavirus

Lockdown and Migrant women at risk of violence

There is a “serious and urgent” need for more investment in domestic violence services tailored to victims from culturally diverse backgrounds, a Senate inquiry has heard.

Multicultural groups have sounded the alarm over the lack of support during the coronavirus crisis in a series of submissions to a domestic violence review.

Rajya Arabi is a frontline worker at the Muslim Women’s Association’s Linking Hearts Service, where she works with women from culturally diverse backgrounds dealing with family violence.

In its submission, the association said the heightened risk of domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic has made the need to invest in tailored services more urgent than ever.

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