Broken Promises: Violence Against Immigrant Women in the Home
Alternative Law Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, pp. 53-63
Posted: 22 Nov 2009 Last revised: 20 Jun 2018
Date Written: 1996
Surveys completed by legal aid staff for domestic violence clients and compiled from police domestic calls highlight the unique experiences of overseas born women who are trapped in violent or abusive relationships. Easteal suggests ways to improve the plight of immigrant women. She argues that policies and practices that are constructed without an understanding of what it means to be a migrant and a battered woman only add to the victimisation of these women.
Keywords: legal aid, domestic violence, immigrant women
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