The MuSeS Project. Funding success

The MuSeS project:  Multicultural and Settlement Services supporting women experiencing violence.  Funded through the (Category 1) ANROWS 2017-2020 Research Priorities Grant Scheme, this project will be led by Cathy Vaughan (CHE) with co-investigators Karen Block (CHE), Lana Zannettino (Flinders University), Linda Murray (University of Tasmania), Adele Murdolo and Regina Quiazon (Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health).  The mixed-methods study aims to inform strategies for better supporting immigrant and refugee women and children experiencing family violence, by developing an in-depth understanding of the capacity of settlement and multicultural service providers and volunteers to recognise when women and children are experiencing violence, to implement early intervention initiatives and/or to provide support to women and children experiencing violence.

Photo: Dr Cathy Vaughan (Gender and Women's Health Unit) and Dr Karen Block (Evidence and Child Health Unit)

The $297,874 grant will fund a two-year study across 6 sites (two per state in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia), with partner organisations including Foundation House, the Australian Red Cross, AMES Australia, and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.

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