Closing the Gap Includes Family Violence Targets
The final report of the Senate Inquiry into the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse has been released. Their recommendations include:
- The federal Family Law Act includes dowry abuse as a form of economic abuse.
- The creation of a temporary visa to be available for non-family temporary visa holders who have suffered family violence including dowry abuse.
- Better protection for those who are forced to marry their partner or experience family violence from their partner and/or their partner’s family members.
(Source: AWAVA newsletter, 22/2/19)