Faith-based communities and family violence in Victoria
Recently, the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre undertook research to examine how and to what extent the Victorian State Government has engaged with faith-based leaders and communities from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Victoria.
This research also explored the visions, challenges and needs for faith-based organisations in engaging in family violence education, training and other prevention activities. The research findings will inform future endeavours to address the prevention of family violence in faith settings considering the intersectional factors that are pivotal to ensure that such work meets the needs and interests of faith-based communities and their leaders.
The research was undertaken with faith leaders and those who play key roles within faith-based organisations, representing four culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Victoria.