Journal article

Exploring domestic violence and social distress in Australian-Indian migrants through community theater

Manjula O'Connor, Erminia Colucci

Transcultural Psychiatry | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2016


In many parts of the world, young adult women have higher levels of common mental disorders than men. The exacerbation of domestic violence (DV) by migration is a salient social determinant of poor mental health. Ecological models describe factors contributing to DV as operating at individual, family, cultural, and societal levels. We explored the interplay among these factors in an Indian community living in Melbourne, Australia, in a qualitative participatory action research study using a modified Forum Theater approach. We here present findings on connections between migration, societal factors, and social/family/cultural factors in DV. The study captured the voices of women living in the..

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