Preventing Violence Against Women

MCWH is leading the way to prevent violence against migrant and refugee women in Victoria and Australia.

Preventing Violence Against Women

Violence against migrant and refugee women

Violence against women exists across all Australian communities. We know that migrant and refugee women's experiences of violence are often impacted by their immigration context, family and community networks, their experience of family violence and related services and the place where they live. You can read more about the experiences of migrant and refugee women in our research publications.

Sometimes images speak louder than words. In 2016 we invited an extraordinary group of women to take photographs to illustrate their thoughts about family violence.

Go to the Photovoice Project gallery


MCWH is committed to working together to stop violence against women before it starts.

We are proud of the role we play in sharing information with migrant and refugee women to support their health, including information about women's equal rights to safety, wellbeing and services.

We are also proud to advocate for and highlight the experiences and perspectives of migrant and refugee women relating to family violence in Victoria and Australia.

On this page you can find out more about how we prevent violence against women in migrant and refugee communities.

MCWH is not a family violence service but we can explain the services available and how you can contact them.

MCWH works alongside many other organisations to stop family violence. We are stronger together! If you are interested in working with us, get in touch.