Funded by the Department of Social Services, the Safer Pathways project provides access to culturally appropriate support to refugee and immigrant women who are experiencing or are at risk of domestic violence or sexual assault. The project links these women with mainstream family and domestic violence or sexual assault services, as well as other service providers in regional areas.

The project aims to:

  • Empower women with knowledge and understanding of Australian laws, rights and cultural norms in relation to family violence and sexual assault.
  • Build capacity of service providers to identify and respond to family violence in refugee and immigrant communities, and understand referral pathways.
  • Support family violence and sexual assault services to provide culturally appropriate, respectful and flexible service responses when needed.