This report summarizes the interim outcomes of a 10 year project that aims for primary prevention of violence against women in culturally and linguistically distinct (CALD) communities in Australia. It calls for a highly coordinated approach to preventing violence against women, while recognizing the need to tailor interventions at the community and local level.
The report indicates that education forms a key component for newcomer women and children. Suggested intervention points for education are:
- design and delivery of a module relating to violence against women within English as a Second Language programs delivered to migrants
- incorporate information about violence against women to existing orientation programs for refugees and humanitarian entrants, as well as other visa categories
- develop culturally relevant resources and distributing those nationally
- approach CALD men to act as "ambassadors" or trusted intermediaries to reach other men in their communities with prevention messages