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?
Dr Jasmine Chen (Multicultural Centre for Women's Health)
The ASPIRE project (formally titled ‘Promoting community-led responses to violence against immigrant and refugee women in metropolitan and regional Australia’) was funded by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) and was a collaboration between the University of Melbourne, the Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health and the University of Tasmania. The research team included: Dr Cathy Vaughan, Associate Professor Deb Warr, Dr Karen Block and Ms Erin Davis from the Centre for Health Equity (University of Melbourne); Dr Adele Murdolo, Dr Regina Quiazon and Dr Jasmin Chen (Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health); and Dr Linda Murray (University of Tasmania) as well as 20 bilingual, bicultural workers.
A Project Advisory Group was established to provide ASPIRE with access to 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.
Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS)
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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