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Intersectionality matters: a guide to engaging immigrant and refugee communities to prevent violence against women

Violence against women and girls occurs in all countries and it cuts across all social differences such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, socioeconomic class, ability, and faith. There may be differences in the types of violence that women and girls experience, but all forms of violence are unacceptable.

Australia’s National Framework for Prevention, Change the Story, shows that by working together towards gender equality, we can address the key drivers of violence against women. This guide builds on Change the Story, addressing the ways in which the intersections between gendered inequality and other forms of inequality impact on peoples’ lives and experiences. The guide outlines how we can all work effectively together, with and as immigrant and refugee communities, to prevent violence against women.