Shattered Dreams, Marital Violence Against Women: The Overseas-Born in Australia
Bureau of Immigration and Multicultural Population Research, 1996
Posted: 26 Feb 2010
Date Written: 1996
There are indications that marital homicide and battering may take place among the overseas born at a rate disproportionate to the population size, or that spouse abuse is less reported. This study presents the results of surveys with 800 domestic assault victims, together with Legal Aid practitioners, ethnic welfare agency staff and refuge workers, and aims to highlight issues relevant to domestic assault, particularly among the overseas born. The study reveals: a large proportion of women in refuges are immigrants; women sponsored as immigrants by prospective husbands experience particular difficulties; and lack of knowledge about rights and services contribute to victims remaining in violent situations. Selected chapters are separately indexed.
Keywords: marital homicide, legal aid, immigrants
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