Multicultural and Settlement Services for Women Experiencing Violence

Supporting women and children experiencing family violence


The MuSeS study aims to inform strategies that better support immigrant and refugee women and children experiencing family violence. We aim to develop 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.

The grant funds a two-year study across six sites in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Research Team

Dr Cathy Vaughan, Centre for Health Equity
Karen Block, Centre for Health Equity
Lana Zannettino, Flinders University
Linda Murray, University of Tasmania
Adele Murdolo, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health
Regina Quiazon, Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health 


Partner organisations include: Foundation HouseAustralian Red Cross, AMES Australia, and the Australian Migrant Resource Centre.


Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)  2017-2020

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