THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES
In the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 the Australian Government committed to understanding and addressing violence against women from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and improving support available to CALD women. The family safety pack aims to reduce violence against women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds, by ensuring they understand their rights and where to get support if needed. It also aims to strengthen support for women coming to Australia on a Partner Visa, by providing information on the family violence visa provisions and available support. The pack has been translated into 22 different languages and contains information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage.
The pack includes four fact sheets on the following topics:
- domestic and family violence
- sexual assault
- forced and early marriage
- family violence and partner visas.
The pack also includes a low literacy storyboard.
To access the Family Safety Pack please click here