The MuSeS project: a mixed methods study to increase understanding of the role of settlement and multicultural services in supporting migrant and refugee women experiencing violence in Australia
Cathy Vaughan, Yara Jarallah, Adele Murdolo, Linda Murray, Regina Quiazon, Karen Block, Lana Zannettino
BMC INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Violence against women is a major human rights and public health issue globally. The experience of violence affects women across Australia, including the large number of migrant and refugee women who permanently or temporarily resettle in the country. Many women who experience violence find it difficult to access support, and evidence suggests women who have resettled in Australia face additional barriers to violence-specific services. Previous research, however, indicates many migrant and refugee women experiencing violence have contact with, and may disclose violence to, settlement and multicultural services. There has been limited research documenting current knowledge of, and..View full abstract
Funding for this research comes from Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) through a 2017-2020 Research Program Priorities Grant. The writers are independent from the funders, and the funders did not contribute to the development of this protocol.