Understanding and Responding to Family Violence in the Context of Migration: A Community of Practice Conversation

The Muslim Resource Centre for Social Support and Integration, in partnership with the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion and the Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, successfully held the symposium Understanding and Responding to Family Violence in the Context of Migration on June 29th, 2016 at Western University in London Ontario. Over 70 attendees ~ including a group from Oldenburg University, Germany ~ engaged in a community of practice conversation on the topic of family violence, bringing together expert perspectives from multiple disciplines and highlighting the need for integrated approaches to family violence.

The full-day agenda included both individual presentations and case studies. The individual presentations were as follows:

  • Lydia Potts: Gender-based Violence in European and Migrant Contexts
  • Hoori Hamboyan: Policy Responses to Family Violence in the Canadian Context
  • Mohammed Baobaid: Differential Responses to Family Violence in a Context of Pre-and Post-Migration Stressors
  • Ulrike Lingen-Ali: Speaking up about Gender-Based Violence in Migrant Family Contexts
  • Dr Lloy Wyle: Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Families through the Stress of Transition
  • Asra Milani: Muslim Women’s Experiences of Intimate Partner Violence and Relevance to Service Utilization

Also, please take a look at the video from the event, made possible by our partner organization, the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI). We hope that this will be used as a learning tool to further the conversation.

 

 

The event also received the following media coverage:

http://london.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=901680

http://www.lfpress.com/2016/06/26/local-researcher-helps-refugees-struggling-with-psychological-fallout

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