African refugee women in Australia: Domestic and family violence experience

Ndungi Mungai, Lydia Gitau

Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperChapter (peer-reviewed)

Abstract

This chapter highlights some salient issues of domestic and family violence
(DFV) experienced by refugee women of African background in Australia.
DFV among African refugees in Australia is rarely formally reported, yet
these women are uniquely vulnerable due to several factors, which include:
the traumatic experiences of war and displacement, changing cultural dynamics
in the resettlement process, cultural differences with service providers,
poverty, and legal illiteracy. The forced migration and refugee background
heighten their vulnerability to DFV and their risk of isolation. Their war
experiences, suffering, and dislocation also have a global dimension as their
displacement due to wars often relates to national and international competition
for resources, and their refugee resettlement involves competition for
limited places and resources with other refugees around the world.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationViolence against women of African descent
Subtitle of host publicationGlobal perspectives
EditorsAnita Kalunta-Crumpton
Place of PublicationLanham, Maryland, USA
PublisherLexington Books
Chapter11
Pages211-228
Number of pages17
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781498580977
ISBN (Print)9781498580960
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Mungai, N., & Gitau, L. (2019). African refugee women in Australia: Domestic and family violence experience. In A. Kalunta-Crumpton (Ed.), Violence against women of African descent: Global perspectives (1st ed., pp. 211-228). Lanham, Maryland, USA: Lexington Books.
Mungai, Ndungi ; Gitau, Lydia. / African refugee women in Australia : Domestic and family violence experience. Violence against women of African descent: Global perspectives. editor / Anita Kalunta-Crumpton. 1st. ed. Lanham, Maryland, USA : Lexington Books, 2019. pp. 211-228
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Mungai, N & Gitau, L 2019, African refugee women in Australia: Domestic and family violence experience. in A Kalunta-Crumpton (ed.), Violence against women of African descent: Global perspectives. 1st edn, Lexington Books, Lanham, Maryland, USA, pp. 211-228.

African refugee women in Australia : Domestic and family violence experience. / Mungai, Ndungi; Gitau, Lydia.

Violence against women of African descent: Global perspectives. ed. / Anita Kalunta-Crumpton. 1st. ed. Lanham, Maryland, USA : Lexington Books, 2019. p. 211-228.

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