Temporary migration and family violence: An analysis of victimisation, support and vulnerability

Partner Investigator/s: InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Project Duration: 2016 - 2017

The aim of this project was to undertake a comprehensive review of family violence cases managed by inTouch that involve women (victims) who have or are experiencing family violence whose migration status is temporary. The project was based on 300 cases involving temporary visa holders seeking support for family violence in 2016/2017. The report documented the ways in which migration status is connected to and impacts both vulnerabilities to family violence and access to support. The project also documented the breadth of situations of violence and exploitation, identifying, for example, the extent to which some cases may better be identified as cases of human trafficking and in so doing contribute towards the development of a risk assessment tool to enhance both data gathering and improved access to the appropriate legal and welfare-related support.