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About In My voice

Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) can manifest differently in different migrant communities, highlighting the importance of culturally appropriate support services that recognise the diverse experiences of migrants and break down barriers to accessing support. In My Voice is a series of vignettes that tell the stories of DFV in different migrant communities in order to help start conversations amongst communities and service providers and inspire change. 

Each vignette tells a different story by Supporting U women leaders, painting a diverse picture of DFV in migrant and refugee communities. By amplifying the voices and experiences of survivors and women leaders, In My Voice helps to empower women survivors in diverse migrant communities. 

How we help

We develop strong relationships with female leaders within CALD communities from our Supporting U project who are trained as social responders to address issues of DFV.
We capture and share the leader’s valuable insights into DFV in their community through a series of vignettes and resources.
We work with communities and DFV service providers to widely share the In My Voice resources, to help start conversations and empower other DFV women victims/survivors.

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 other languages for your viewing. 

In My Voice vignettes

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80% of women disclose their experience of DFV to family members, friends or community members. The Supporting U program engages women as trusted leaders, provides DFV and Learning circles, and trains the women leaders to become social responders.

Starting a conversation using the vignettes

After viewing the videos, we suggest using the prompts and questions in our In My Voice Training Package to start and guide discussions in communities and among DFV organisations 

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 

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. 

Get in touch


Should you have any comments, feedback, or questions about the vignettes, please contact us.


P: 02 8799 6700