Analysing Safety and Place in Immigrant and Refugee Experience
- What are immigrant and refugee women's experiences of violence (particularly family and intimate partner violence) and of help-seeking, in selected geographic communities in Australia?
- What are local barriers and facilitators to immigrants and refugees accessing violence prevention and support services in different settings?
- What opportunities exist for supporting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women?
ASPIRE was a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health, and the University of Tasmania.
The research team included Cathy Vaughan (Principal Investigator), Deb Warr, Karen Block, Erin Davis and Anne Kavanagh from the Centre for Health Equity (University of Melbourne); Adele Murdolo, Regina Quiazon and Jasmin Chen (Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health); and Linda Murray (University of Tasmania).
A Project Advisory Group was established to provide ASPIRE with access to a high calibre group of experts working at the intersections of participatory research, migration and resettlement, violence prevention, and women’s rights. The Project Advisory Group contributed insights, guidance and expertise in finalising the implementation of the research design, and ensured that the project engages with important policy issues, and the findings make sense to people working on the ground.
ANROWS Open Application Grant
Yen Kim, one of our bilingual researchers, interviewed SBS Cantonese radio Listen to the interview online.
The ASPIRE Project has also featured on several other SBS radio shows in Mandarin and Punjabi.
Vaughan, C., Murdolo, A., Murray, L., Davis, E., Chen, J., Block, K Quiazon R & Warr, D. ASPIRE: A multi-site community-based participatory research project to increase understanding of the dynamics of violence against immigrant and refugee women in Australia. BMC public health, 2015, 15(1), 1.
Murdolo A, Quiazon R & Vaughan C. Landscapes: Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia: The ASPIRE Project: State of Knowledge paper. ANROWS, 2015 (12).
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