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Preventing sexual violence against young women from African backgrounds Donna Chung, Colleen Fisher, Carole Zufferey and Ravi K Thiara

By: Chung, Donna.
Contributor(s): Fisher, Colleen | Zufferey, Carole | Thiara, Ravi K.
Material type: materialTypeLabelArticleSeries: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice.Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Australian Institute of Criminology, 2018Description: electronic document (13 pages) ; PDF file.Subject(s): SEXUAL VIOLENCE | AFRICAN PEOPLES | ATTITUDES | CULTURAL ISSUES | DISCLOSURE | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | HELP SEEKING | INTERVENTION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | MIGRANTS | PREVENTION | REFUGEES | YOUNG WOMEN | AUSTRALIA | SOUTH AUSTRALIA | WESTERN AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online In: Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 540, April 2018Summary: This study explored how young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds understand and experience sexual coercion and violence. Data was gathered from young women from African backgrounds and a wide range of agencies in two Australian states, Western Australia and South Australia, to better understand the extent of their awareness of and concern about sexual coercion and assault and document how agencies respond to these issues. The paper concludes it is necessary to improve policy, practice, professional development and training to better respond to the sexual violence experienced by these young women, and raise awareness of the is (sue in their communities in a culturally sensitive way. (Authors' abstract). Record #5837
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Trends & Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice, no. 540, April 2018

This study explored how young women from African refugee and migrant backgrounds understand and experience sexual coercion and violence. Data was gathered from young women from African backgrounds and a wide range of agencies in two Australian states, Western Australia and South Australia, to better understand the extent of their awareness of and concern about sexual coercion and assault and document how agencies respond to these issues. The paper concludes it is necessary to improve policy, practice, professional development and training to better respond to the sexual violence experienced by these young women, and raise awareness of the is (sue in their communities in a culturally sensitive way. (Authors' abstract). Record #5837