from the Law and Justice Foundation, the Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association
NSW has developed plays and an Audio CD to provide information on Domestic
Violence and in particular on Apprehended Domestic Violence Orders. The CD
consists of 2 short plays in 5 languages. The first script explores what Domestic
Violence is and the second presents how to apply for an Apprehended Violence
Five communities were identified: Sudanese Arabic, Sudanese Dinka, Somalian, Sierra Leonean and the Afghani. There are 2 plays for each language: Arabic Sudanese (Sudan), Dinka (Sudan), Dari (Afghanistan), Kriol (Sierra Leone) and Somali (Somalia). The titles of the plays are:
1. Domestic Violence is not OK
2. Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)
The scripts for all selected languages are very similar, but not exactly the same as each community modified the original scripts to suit their particular needs. These languages were selected on the basis that these communities are new and emerging in Australia with literacy issues.
MP3 audio files will be available soon.
These plays are for information only and should not be used as substitute
for legal advice. The information is correct as of January 2005 and applies
to New South Wales only.
For more information contact the Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association of NSW Inc.