Domestic violence in refugee families in Australia : rethinking settlement policy and practice

Rees, Susan and Pease, Bob 2007, Domestic violence in refugee families in Australia : rethinking settlement policy and practice, Journal of immigrant & refugee studies, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 1-19.

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Title Domestic violence in refugee families in Australia : rethinking settlement policy and practice
Author(s) Rees, Susan
Pease, Bob
Journal name Journal of immigrant & refugee studies
Volume number 5
Issue number 2
Start page 1
End page 19
Publisher Haworth Press, Inc
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2007
ISSN 1556-2948
1556-2956
Keyword(s) domestic violence
gender relations
trauma
intersectionality
culture
refugee families
settlement
Summary It has been identified that immigrant and refugee women are particularly at risk in cases of domestic violence. This article reveals the qualitative research findings from a study into the significance of traumatic history, social and economic context, cultural differences and changed gender identities on the perceptions and experiences of domestic violence in refugee families. The study was undertaken with a sample of refugee men and women from Iraq, Ethiopia, Sudan, Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia. Compounding contextual factors concerning structurally based inequalities, culturally emerged challenges, social dissonance, psychological stress and patriarchal foundations are revealed. Informed by an intersectional framework that recognizes gender oppression as modified by intersections with other forms of inequality, the article argues the case for community-managed projects involving multi-level empowerment-based interventions to prevent domestic violence.
Language eng
Field of Research 160303 Migration
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2007, Haworth Press, Inc
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30007483

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Health and Social Development
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