Essays on Domestic Violence against Immigrant Women in Australia Case Study

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The paper "Domestic Violence against Immigrant Women in Australia" is a perfect example of a marketing case study.   The recent studies indicating a higher prevalence in wife battering cases and its failure to get way into official reports amongst the immigrant women in Australia has borne intensive levels of debates to many people across Australia. Fundamental literature reviews on immediate attitudes associated with wife battering in the course of 1980s indicated that immigrant women battered women were indeed disadvantaged through aspects related to isolation, indigenous cultural values as well as a lack of shelter to guarantee them of their respective cultural needs.

In fact, other researchers have continuously noted the invisibility immigrant women of violence are subjected to in their respective homes. A recent study conducted by the Victorian Community Council Against Violence concluded that at least 70% of women with non-English speaking backgrounds that were interviewed had little or no knowledge related to the Australian law that protects them against violence (Mouzos, & Makkai, 2004). The information gap has led to the minimal likelihood of ever escaping from the violent-related conditions and thus, helps expound on why a substantial number of immigrant women killed by their respective husbands were born out of the country.

The focus of this paper is to provide a literature review on the level of violence subjected against immigrant women in Australia. Literature Review Easteal(1996, p. 26) argues that the concealed nature of violence against women as a whole and the possibility of the aspect being hidden to a greater extent amongst the migrant communities have contributed to the little level of empirical evidence drawn together to substantiate these distress.

The article presents a research study in order to enlighten the entire public on this crucial subject. The study collects information from both survivors of domestic violence as well as numerous practitioners that have always been in contact with this affected group (Easteal, 1996). A total of two surveys were utilised in order to access the immediate backgrounds and experiences of at least 800 violence victims who included women from non-English speaking backgrounds and native Australian-born women. Breunig, Hasan and Salehin (2013, p. 498-500)found out that immigrant battered women were more likely to receive assistance in such areas as legal aid firms and ethnic welfare services as opposed to policy points.

This development indicates that the victims are less likely to seek police assistance as a viable option. In essence, information from the study indicates that most of the immigrants’ women suffered knowledge drain in aspects related to legal and refugee services. In fact, it is noted that the perpetrators of this form of violence against immigrant women constituted partner that had accompanied them, a member of her immediate ethnic background that she met in Australia, native Australian male or even an immigrant from other ethnic and country.

Samples collected from the police, refugee camps and legal aid agencies were mainly composed of couples sharing the same ethnic background. Asian women that were mainly sponsored by non-Asian partners contributed to the majority of the exception in the study (Breunig, Hasan, & Salehin, 2013). The domestic violence victims and the immediate practitioners that worked with them ascertained that the migration experience was the major contributing factor to the abuse witnessed at their homes.

Conversely, each of the victims in the interview that migrated with their partners indicated that the very onset of abuse had come before the migration. Information from the survey interview postulated that for many of these victims, domestic violence was not directly related to the movement to Australia but rather happened even in their homelands, where wife abuse was the norm of the day. Easteal (1996, p. 26) notes that survivors and practitioners indicated that the ever-changing gender roles in Australia, first-degree isolation, the lack of support, language barriers as well as the downward mobility structures as being the immediate contributory factors to the level of violence.

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