In My Voice

Insights into Domestic and Family Violence from my community


In My Voice is a set of vignettes (short video clips) that tell the stories of Domestic & Family Violence (DFV) in different migrant communities. These stories are told by Supporting U women leaders, who describe the struggles faced helping women with DFV from their communities.

The goal of the vignettes is to start conversations amongst communities and service providers. Each vignette tells a different story but together as a group of vignettes, they paint a diverse picture of DFV in migrant and refugee communities.


“The vignettes give us ice breakers and starting points for women who are not confident enough to start the conversation or those that need a softer way to deliver the message in a very clear manner” – Community Leader


We invite you to hear the stories on DFV from Africa, East Asia, Middle East, South-East Asia, South Asia, and Regional Australia. The videos are provided in English and translated to other languages for your viewing.

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*Note: The identities of the women are hidden for safety reasons

Starting a conversation using the vignettes

This is what our community leaders have shared in the vignettes, hoping to empower other DFV women victims/survivors of their community. 

After viewing the videos, we suggest a set of questions and actions that will start and guide discussions in communities and among DFV organisations in our In My Voice Training Package.

To continue the conversation, download the In My Voice Training Package

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Should you have any comments, feedback, or questions about the vignettes, feel free to send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you feel triggered by this material or would like advice around urgent DFV response or for DFV related counselling, you can call 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732).

If you would like general mental health or crisis support, you can call LIFELINE (13 11 14)

If you would like to use this material for commercial purposes, please seek permission from SSI.