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Free webinars: Healthy relationships from a multicultural perspective

In honour of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (QCDFVR) partnered to launch a suite of professional development resources for those who work with women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

The Centre assembled guest speakers from 99 Steps, Women’s Sahara House, and the Centre Against Sexual Violence Logan and Redlands for three topical webinars:

Supporting women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds experiencing Domestic and Family Violence and sexual abuse

This webinar, hosted by Caroline Fitzpatrick from 99 Steps: Access Inc, provides an overview of domestic and family violence and sexual abuse experienced by women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and discusses some of the particular barriers and challenges they face, as well as offering some ways to address these. In addition, this presentation provides tips on working effectively with interpreters to ensure that CALD women receive correct information and access to justice

Culturally responsive practice skills in engaging with migrant and refugee women who experience sexual violence and coercive control

This presentation, featuring Jatinder Kaur from Women’s Sahara House, will assist community workers to develop skills to work across different cultural groups and support strategies when working with migrant and refugee women who experience sexual violence and coercive control.

It highlights the challenges and barriers faced by migrant and refugee women seeking assistance and support and helps to develop understanding of coercive control, reproductive coercion and sexual assault within diverse multicultural groups.

Relationship rights and responsibilities: empowering others to navigate safe and consensual relationships

Reflecting on your own values regarding sexual assault forms part of this presentation that also explores the effects of sexual assault and interpersonal trauma on survivors. Speaker Katrina Weeks from the Centre Against Sexual Violence Logan and Redlands explores sexual violence myths, supporting survivor disclosure and self-care are other topics covered.

Visit the QCDFVR website to find out more about its upcoming events, access resources, and more.