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Implementing Legal Empowerment Strategies to Prevent Domestic Violence in New and Emerging Communities

This paper explores whether “legal empowerment strategies” – designed to build legal capability and empower communities to assert their rights – can help prevent family and domestic violence in newcomer communities in Australia. The author concludes that a public legal education and information (PLE) strategy that simply transfers information is not enough to contribute to preventative strategies against family violence. Instead, legal empowerment must progress beyond building legal literacy and aim to integrate activities that promote social change.

Author: Dimopoulos, Maria
Title of Work: Implementing Legal Empowerment Strategies to Prevent Domestic Violence in New and Emerging Communities
Date: 2010
Organization: Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse
URL: Click here http://www.adfvc.unsw.edu.au/PDF%20files/IssuesPaper_20.pdf
Topic: Family law; Immigrant and refugee communities; Legal capability/legal literacy; PLE audiences; PLE development and delivery & Women
Location of Authoring Organization by Country: Australia
Location of Authoring Organization by Province/ State (unless national entity): New South Wales
Availability: Full report online
Language: English