Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD)


While statistics are not readily available, services estimate the vast majority of women from a migrant and refugee background have experienced sexual assault.

Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018

For Culturally and Linguistically diverse (CALD) members of our community, there can be many barriers to access suitable support services. Our specialist member service Immigrant Women's Support Service (IWSS), provides support to immigrant and refugee women from non-English speaking backgrounds (and their children) who have experienced sexual or domestic violence. You can find out more about their service by going to their website here.

For support in accessing other support agencies through translation, you call TIS National on 131 450. Or visit their website by clicking here.