Challenging myths about culture and violence in migrant and refugee communities

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Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health (MCWH), June 2021

The Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health has developed a resource called “Challenging Myths about Culture and Violence in Migrant and Refugee Communities”. It aims to challenge some of the negative ways that migrant and refugee communities are framed in discussions about violence against women.

Challenging myths is intended as a starting point for anyone who wants to challenge some of the harmful ways people sometimes use cultural background or identity to explain or excuse particular experiences of violence.

It is written to be a practical and accessible tool for thinking and speaking differently about the relationship between culture and preventing violence against women and people of all genders.

 

By J Pope

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