Northern Community Legal Centre are exploring the adequacy of Australian laws when it comes to protecting and ensuring access to services for Indian women affected by family violence in Australia, and the barriers and stereotypes that impede their journey to safety, security and recovery.
A grant from the Victorian Legal Services Board has allowed Northern Community Legal Centre to employ an Immigration Lawyer to provide free legal advice and casework, utilising the Immigration Family Violence Provisions, to Indian women in Hume and Moreland who are victim survivors of family violence.
The project aims to improve not only local casework but to build understanding of the various issues Indian women deal with in the context of family violence. It is anticipated that this research will result in improved coordination of legal and non-legal responses at a local, state and national level. For more information, visit https://www.northernclc.org.au/partners.