Professor Farah Ahmed received funding in the 2020/1 Community Engagement Grant round to examine the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence service provision in culturally and linguistically diverse and faith-based communities.
It is well known that there has been a rise in during the COVID-19 pandemic and associated mobility restrictions or ‘lock-downs’.
It is also well known that victims from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and faith-based communities face compounding barriers to access to DFV services. However, due to the contemporary nature of the problem, very little is known about the impacts of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence in CALD and faith-based communities. The project focused on the intersection between domestic and family violence and COVID-19 in these communities.
To date, a report with preliminary research results provided to the community partner, Muslim Women Australia.
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