Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women
The aim of the Safer Pathways for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Women is to help CALD women living in regional areas that are experiencing, or at risk of, family and domestic violence or sexual assault, to access the support that they need. It is a two-year research project to identify ways to improve pathways into Domestic and Family Violence support services for CALD Women.
Family and domestic violence and sexual assault support services play a critical role in most Australian communities to help women who are experiencing violence, or who may have experienced violence in the past. Consultation with CALD women indicates that services could be more proactive in offering support, and could work with CALD specific services, such as multicultural services, to assist CALD clients to become familiar with the kinds of support available.
The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia’s laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman’s right to be safe.
The pack includes eight fact sheets on the following topics:
The pack also includes a low literacy storyboard.
Anyone accessing the pack is encouraged to share it with their community, organisation or family.
The Family Safety Pack is translated into the 46 languages below:
- የኢትዮጵያ/አማርኛ (Amharic), عربي (Arabic), ܐܵܬܘܿܪܵܝܵܐ (Assyrian), Ichibemba (Bemba), বাংলা (Bengali), (Burmese), 简体中文 (Chinese – Simplified), 繁體中文 (Chinese – Traditional), Hrvatski (Croatian), دری (Dari), Thuɔŋjäŋ (Dinka), فارسی (Farsi), Français (French), Ελληνικά (Greek), ગુજરાતી (Gujarati), ازرگی (Hazaragi), हिन्दी (Hindi), Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian), Italiano (Italian), (Karen), (Khmer), 한국어 (Korean), کوردی (Kurdish), Lingala (Lingala), Bahasa Melayu (Malay), മലയാളം (Malayalam), नेपाली (Nepali), Afaan Oromo (Oromo), پښتو (Pashto), (Punjabi), Ruáingga (Rohingya), Русский (Russian), Salon Krio (Sierra Leone Krio), Soomaali (Somali), Español (Spanish), اللغة العربية المتحدثة في السودان (Sudanese Arabic), Kiswahili (Swahili), Tagalog (Tagalog), (Tamil), తెలుగు (Telugu), ภาษาไทย (Thai), (Tibetan), ትግርኛ (Tigrinya), Türkçe (Turkish), اردو (Urdu), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
For more information please go to www.dss.gov.au/family-safety-pack