The first ever National Roundtable on responding to violence against Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) women and their children was held on 7 August 2015. Over 85 participants attended, including ministers responsible for reducing violence against women and their children. Three CALD women spoke of their personal and professional experiences with domestic violence, forced marriage and female genital cutting in CALD communities.
The National Roundtable was a commitment under the Second Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
A report from the kitchen table conversations held with CALD women in every state and territory between October 2014 and March 2015 was released at the Roundtable. The report, Hearing Her Voice, can be found online.
(Source: email communication from the National Plan Secretariat, 1 October 2015)