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Record ID: e76a5ed8-ad20-4687-82f0-0d9c52c24da5
Type: Journal Article
Title: Domestic and family violence for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities in Australia during COVID-19 pandemic
Authors: Robinson, Kim
Afrouz, Rojan
Keywords: women on Temporary and Humanitarian Visas (THV)
ANRA Topic: Health, primary care and specialist service responses
Natural disasters and pandemics
ANRA Population: Culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Year: 2022
Publisher: Routledge
Abstract:  Women are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide. Based on the Australian context, we highlight how women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities are vulnerable to Domestic and Family Violence (DFV). During the pandemic, CALD women experienced inequality in relation to DFV support and services. In this paper, our methodology is based on a case study from a rapid review of academic and grey literature that privileged the lived experience of CALD women affected by the pandemic. From a critical social work perspective, we explored the newly emerging literature highlighting DFV for CALD communities during the pandemic. Our research highlights an increase in DFV incidents, frequency and severity of incidents against CALD women, limited access to DFV services, and that women on Temporary and Humanitarian Visas (THV) were more likely to be subjected to DFV. We support the urgent need to include women's services in developing appropriate policy responses to address the specific issues facing women, particularly those on THV. Critical social work perspectives can be utilised to build on and support the response of services during the COVID pandemic to promote social and policy change, and increased access to services. This support can be implemented by workforce initiatives, dedicated resources and community engagement.
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