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Barriers to DV Reporting for Asylum Seekers
Fri. 2 December 2016, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm ACDT
BARRIERS TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE REPORTING FOR ASYLUM SEEKERS
The Spire Community, a partnership between Uniting Communities and the Clayton Wesley Uniting Church is presenting a consultation on Barriers to DV Reporting for Asylum Seekers.
The consultation is part of a broader project funded by the White Ribbon Breakfast Committee of SA.
It has been prompted by the likelihood that asylum seekers charged with offences will lose their visas and be detained, commonly for over a year, even if charges are withdrawn and there is no conviction. This may also have implications for the partner if the alleged perpetrator is the primary applicant for protection. These factors create a major disincentive to domestic violence reporting for asylum seekers reporting domestic violence.
There will be speakers from:
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
The Migrant Resource Centre
Domestic Violence Services
A wide range of stakeholders will be invited including, Community Legal Services, non-government service providers, migration agents, churches and community support groups. Asylum seekers will be invited to participate but will also have the opportunity to make confidential submissions.
Please register at Barriers for DV Reporting for Asylum Seekers on Eventbrite.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8331 3529.