Violence against migrant women under spotlight

first_imgViolence against culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women was under the spotlight when community and business leaders, academics, specialists and other key stakeholders came together at a national roundtable.Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, spoke at the national roundtable.State and territory minsters whose portfolios include women’s safety and related issues also attended to discuss priority areas for action.Minister Morrison said this was the first time a roundtable of this type had been held.“It is vital that we engage in what is such an important conversation,” Minister Morrison said.At the national roundtable, Minister Cash also launched a pre-departure information pack to educate women about Australian standards before they move to Australia to be with their partner.A report into the experiences of CALD women was presented at the roundtable. The report, ‘Hearing Her Voice’, summarises the findings of 29 ‘kitchen table’ conversations with women from over 40 ethnic and cultural backgrounds across Australia. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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