Strengthening legal pathways for CALD women
This project aims to help CALD women increase their legal literacy on family violence/law issues through community legal education tailored to their cultural and linguistic community.
The project aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the law, raise awareness of legal and other support services, and build trust with local communities.
The program consists of online and face-to-face information sessions for women at a variety of formal and informal settings.
We also deliver information sessions for staff of organisations who frequently assist migrant and refugee women. The sessions seek to raise awareness of family/family violence and other relevant laws and services to enable workers to identify when their clients are experiencing a legal issue and make appropriate referrals.
Our sessions cover a variety of Australian laws that are relevant to migrant women including driving, employment law, family law, family violence, infringements, neighbourhood disputes, the powers of police, tenancy and more.
The project is supported by the Victorian Law Foundation and the Slater and Gordon Community Fund, a sub-fund of the Australian Communities Foundation.
Any community organisation may request a free online or in-person community legal education session by contacting Kirsten Young at email@example.com
As part of the project we have produced two short videos on family violence.
The first video provides information on coercive control, and the second on how to access some of the major support services. The videos are available in English, and English with Dari, Hindi & Arabic subtitles.