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Domestic violence information now in 25 languages

2021-06-21

People from culturally diverse backgrounds can access vital information about domestic, family and sexual violence in their native language with a suite of four fact sheets now translated in 25 languages.

The translated fact sheets explain what everyone in our community can do to promote gender equality and respect, as well as how to get help if you need it. The information can also be shared to help friends, family members and co-workers, which could start a life-saving conversation.

With almost a quarter of South Australian residents born overseas and some 270,000 people in our state speaking a language other than English at home, it’s critical that this community segment can readily access the information they need in a format that’s easy to understand.

The four fact sheets cover

Recognising Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence

Describes the various types of abuse, offers examples of abusive behaviour and explains how to recognise if someone is experiencing abuse.

What can I do to help someone experiencing domestic, family and sexual violence?

Outlines how to broach the subject of domestic, family and sexual violence if you recognise that someone is at-risk, and the steps you can take to help.

Promoting Gender Equality and Respect (1)

Summarises Australia’s stance on gender equality and women’s rights, lists some of the social and cultural factors that can contribute to abuse and explains how to challenge them.

Promoting Gender Equality and Respect (2)

Suggests actions to promote gender equality and provides a comprehensive list of online support resources.

Languages

The fact sheets are available in:

  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Chinese-Simplified
  • Dari
  • French
  • Greek
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Nepali
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Pushto
  • Russian
  • Sinhalese
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Thai
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese.

Federal funding

The $38,000 investment to produce the 100 translated documents was funded under the Federal Government’s National Partnership on COVID-19 Domestic and Family Violence Responses.

All translated fact sheets, as well as additional resources for those experiencing abuse and those who are concerned about their own behaviour, are available on the State Government’s dedicated domestic violence support website, Break the Cycle.

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