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Positive changes for migrant and refugee women experiencing violence

Southern Migrant and Refugee Centre (SMRC) welcomes the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 as a valuable opportunity to work towards eliminating violence against all women in Australia.

SMRC CEO, Ramesh Kumar, welcomed the acknowledgement made in the Fourth Action Plan, of the diverse lived experiences of migrant and refugee women and children affected by violence.

“This situation is particularly concerning due to their vulnerability and inability to access support services due limitations such as their visa status“ Mr Kumar stated.

“Effective implementation will require particular focus on incorporating migrant and refugee women’s experiences of violence across all priority areas of the Fourth Action Plan” emphasised Mr Kumar.

“The Fourth Action Plan implementation strategy will help bring about a positive change for migrant and refugee women experiencing or at risk of violence.” said Mr Kumar.

“Recognising The Harmony Alliance as a contributor to this initiative, provides the assurance that this vulnerable cohort will be part of the solution, concluded Mr Kumar.

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Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre is a proud member of The Harmony Alliance – providing a national inclusive and informed voice on the multiplicity of issues impacting on experiences and outcomes of migrant and refugee women, and to enable opportunities for women from migrant and refugee backgrounds to directly engage in driving positive change.

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