Open Call for Therapeutic Responses
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)