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Temporary migration and family violence : an analysis of victimisation, vulnerability and support Marie Segrave

By: Segrave, Marie.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Melbourne, Vic : School of Social Sciences, Monash University, 2017Description: electronic document (90 pages) : PDF file.ISBN: 978-0-6481378-1-8.Subject(s): FAMILY VIOLENCE | ABUSED WOMEN | CULTURAL ISSUES | DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | IMMIGRATION LAW | INTERVENTION | INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE | MIGRANTS | RISK ASSESSMENT | RISK MANAGEMENT | SOCIAL SERVICES | SUPPORT SERVICES | VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: This report urges recognition of the following: - Temporary migration status impacts women regardless of whether or not they are eligible to apply for the family violence provisions. - On the one hand, migration status is prioritised over and above the experience of family violence. The response and support made available is dependent on migration status first and foremost, rather than risk and need in relation to experiencing family violence. This is most evident in relation to the limits on access to financial and housing support for women with temporary migration status. - On the other, migration status is often not factored into assessment of risk. The failure to recognise, understand and assess risk pertaining to migration status results in limited recognition of violence, abuse and coercion in all their forms, and their impact. - As a nation we are only just coming to grips with the complexity of family violence, the interventions required to better understand and manage risk, what is required to prevent family violence and what we need to do to ensure a comprehensive, impactful and efficient response. It is critical that we respond to family violence frst and foremost, in its various manifestations across Australia, and that we recognise and support all victims equally, regardless of migration status or any other point of difference. The report offers recommendations that speak to the opportunities we have as a community to ensure that migration status does not impact on how we respond to family violence and how we support victim/survivors of family violence who seek assistance. The intention of this study is to provide a detailed evidence base to inform the continued development of responses to family violence the ultimate goal of which is a future free of family violence across Australia. (From the Executive summary). See the website for more information about this project. Record #5980
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This report urges recognition of the following:
- Temporary migration status impacts women regardless of whether or not they are eligible to apply for the family violence provisions.

- On the one hand, migration status is prioritised over and above the experience of family violence. The response and support made available is dependent on migration status first and foremost, rather than risk and need in relation to experiencing family violence. This is most evident in relation to the limits on access to financial and housing support for women with temporary migration status.

- On the other, migration status is often not factored into assessment of risk. The failure to recognise, understand and assess risk pertaining to migration status results in limited recognition of violence, abuse and coercion in all their forms, and their impact.

- As a nation we are only just coming to grips with the complexity of family violence, the interventions required to better understand and manage risk, what is required to prevent family violence and what we need to do to ensure a comprehensive, impactful and efficient response. It is critical that we respond to family violence frst and foremost, in its various manifestations across Australia, and that we recognise and support all victims equally, regardless of migration status or any other point of difference.

The report offers recommendations that speak to the opportunities we have as a community to ensure that migration status does not impact on how we respond to family violence and how we support victim/survivors of family violence who seek assistance. The intention of this study is to provide a detailed evidence base to inform the continued development of responses to family violence the ultimate goal of which is a future free of family violence across Australia. (From the Executive summary). See the website for more information about this project. Record #5980