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Radio Plays on Forced Marriages in 9 Languages
Immigrant Women's Speakout Association of NSW has developed two radio plays on forced marriage in nine languages: Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Punjabi, Pushto, Urdu and English.

The first radio play deals with a victim who has left a forced marriage and is speaking about it to her counsellor. The second radio play explores the impact of forced marriage on a young woman who may be forced to marry and the legal consequences.

Funded by the Law and Justice Foundation of New South Wales, these two plays aim to raise awareness about the impacts of forced and servile marriages and provide information and useful contact information of relevant service providers who can assist those in forced marriage situations in Australia. The plays have been designed to cater to people who may not be able to read in their first language.

Please see the Radio Plays website for more information, scripts, mp3s and links.

Radio Plays about Domestic Violence in 9 Languages
IWSA has once again produced a set of radio plays about domestic & family violence for CALD women who may not be able to access information in a written format. This time, the Law and Justice Foundation has provided funding for 3 plays, allowing new programs and information to be incorporated. These plays include:

1. Domestic Violence – What You Can Do About It
2. Family Violence Provisions
3. Staying Home Leaving Violence

The grant also allowed for the plays to be produced in 9 languages:

1. Arabic
2. Dari (Afghanistan)
3. Dinka (Sudan)
4. Khmer (Cambodia)
5. Krio (Sierra Leone)
6. Mandarin (China)
7. Somali (Somalia)
8. Sudanese Arabic (Sudan)
9. Vietnamese

Please see the Radio Plays website for more information, scripts, mp3s and links.

Audio CD on Tenant's Rights and Responsibilities
(How to get information about tenant's rights and responsibilities on private rental accommodation - Radio Play)
Community organisations may use this radio play in their community education activities on tenant's rights and responsibilities. The script has been recorded in seven community languages: Pashto, Dari, Farsi, Assyrian, Dinka, Samoan and Tongan.
This Project has been funded by the NSW Office of Fair Trading through the Think Smart Tenancy Grants Program.

Domestic Violence Plays in Community Languages
With support from the Law and Justice Foundation, the Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association of 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:Arabic Sudanese (Sudan), Dinka (Sudan), Dari
(Afghanistan), Kriol (Sierra Leone) and Somali (Somalia). The first script explores what Domestic Violence is and the second presents how to apply for an Apprehended Violence Order.
The titles of the plays are:
1. Domestic Violence is not OK
2. Apprehended Violence Orders (AVOs)

Download English Scripts


Speakout Videos

You Are Not The Only One
Domestic Violence video in Turkish language consisting of interviews with 3 survivors of domestic violence looking at effects of domestic violence and social and cultural constraints facing women leaving violent relationships.
Cost*

Individual $10+$1.00 GST
Community Organisations $20+$2.00 GST
Government Organisations $30+$3.00 GST

Living Without Violence 2000
20 min video produced by Actively Radically TV documenting the exhibition and launch. The video comprises of interviews with artists speaking about violence against women. The video can be used as discussion starters for groups.
Cost*

Individual $10+$1.00 GST
Community Organisations $20+$2.00 GST
Government Organisations $30+$3.00 GST


Speakout DVDs

Strong Families Resource Kit
Addressing family violence issues in the Pacific communities

The need to raise awareness of domestic violence issues and the profile of domestic violence services within Pacific communities, led to the inception of the "Strong Families" project. The targeted communities were the Fijian, Samoan, Maori and Tongan.
The Resource Kit consists of a DVD of five discussion starters, a user manual and a series of radio scripts which reinforce the main messages of the DVD while simultaneously publicising emergency services for victims of domestic violence. This Resource Kit is for Community educators.


Speakout Cassettes

Kurdish Womens Legal Plays
cassette containing 8 plays in Kurmanci and Sorani (Kurdish) dialects, dealing with legal topics such as domestic violence, immigration, divorce and separation.
English transcripts come with the cassette.
Cost* $15
.00+$1.50 GST

Speakout Information Sheets

Ethiopian (Amharic) fact sheets on:

  • How to get legal help
  • Domestic Violence
  • Immigration
  • Renting
  • Consumer Rights

Speakout Domestic Violence Project Information Cards

The information cards inform women of the services provided by the project. They are available in 12 community languages: Arabic, Burmese, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, Indonesian, Korean, Kurdish, Serbian, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese

Competency Package for GP's and Nurses

The 'Competency Package' is a new resource consisting of an information package for GPs and nurses on the Domestic Violence Provision in Immigration Law and their role within in. This brief package explains the DV Provision, explores why it is important to support women in this situation and provides useful suggestions on how to write a most effective statutory declaration to assist women.
Download 'Competency Package'

Speakout has a number of publications available:

NESB Women Access to the Private Rental Market in NSW
This project was funded by the Ronald Henderson Foundation aiming to identify barriers that impact on women of non-English speaking backgrounds from successfully accessing housing through the private rental market.
Cost* $10.00 + $1.00GST

Older NESB Women and Abuse Project
Research Project Report on issues of abuse for older Non-English Speaking Background Women

Cost* $10.00 + $1.00GST

Please contact Speakout on (02)9635 8022 if you would like to order these publications. 
(*all costs exclude postage and handling)

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Women

The Women's Information and Referral Service (Office for Women)
1800 817 227
TIS (Translating and Interpreting Service):
131 450
TTY:
1800 673 304

2SER Women on the Line
National Women's Current Affairs Program

A Women's Place
4 Week Crisis Refuge for single homeless women located in the inner city

(02) 9358 3898

Immigrant Women's Health Service
(02) 9726 4044

Women's Legal Services
(02) 9749 5533

TTY:
1800 674 333
Rural Free Call:
1800 801 501

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Line (24 hours)
1800 656 463

Domestic Violence Advocacy Service
(02) 8745 6999 or 1800 810 784
TTY:
1800 626 267
Rural Free Call:
1800 810 784

NSW Rape Crisis Centre(24 hours)
Counselling:
1800 424 017
Admin:
(02) 9819 7357

Women's and Girls Emergency Centre
(02) 9360 5388

General Support

Australian Council of Social Services (02) 9310 6200

Crime Stoppers
1800 333 000

Disaster Recovery Centre
1800 018 444

Emergency Services
Fire, Police, Ambulance

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Lifeline (24 hours)
13 11 14

Salvo Crisis Line (Suicide Prevention)
(02) 9331 2000

Mission Australia NSW
(02) 9641 5000

Salvo Care Line
(24 hours)

1300 36 36 22

Wayside Chapel
(02) 9358 6577

Welfare Rights Centre
(02) 9211 5300
Rural Free Call:
1800 226 028
TTY:
9211 0238

Migrant Resource Centres

Auburn Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9649 6955

Baulkham Hills, Holroyd Parramatta MRC
(02)9687 9901

Blacktown Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9621 6633

Botany Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9663 3922

Canterbury Bankstown Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9789 3744

Fairfield Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9727 0477

Illawarra Multicultural Services
(02) 4229 6855

Liverpool Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9601 3788

Macarthur Diversity Services
(02) 4627 6068

Northern Settlement Services
(02) 4969 3399

St George Migrant Resource Centre
(02) 9597 5455


Legal Services Aboriginal Legal Service
(02) 6772 5770

Blue Mountains Community Legal Centre
(02) 4782 4155

Children's Legal Service (under 18's)
1800 10 18 10

Consumer Credit Legal Centre Credit and Debt
1800 808 488

Hawkesbury Nepean Community Legal Centre
(02) 4588 5618

IIllawarra Legal Centre
(02) 4276 1939

Inner City Legal Centre
(02) 9332 1966

Kingsford Legal Centre
(02) 9385 9566
TTY:
(02) 9385 9572

Legal Aid NSW
1300 888 529

Macarthur Legal Centre
(02) 4628 2042
TTY:
(02) 4620 0348

Macquarie Legal Centre
(02) 9760 0111

Marrickville Legal Centre and Children's Legal Service
(02) 9559 2899

NSW Disability Discrimination Legal Centre
1800 800 708
TTY:
(02) 9310 4320

Redfern Legal Centre
(02) 9698 7277

South West Sydney Legal Centre
(02) 9601 7777

Women's Legal Services NSW
Administration Line: (02) 9749 7700
General Advice Line (02) 9749 5533
Rural Free Call:
1800 801 501
TTY: 1800 674 333 Domestic Violence Line:
(02) 8745 6999
Rural Free Call Line: 1800 810 784
TTY:
1800 626 267

Migrant Services

Afghan Community Support Assoc.
(02) 9831 2436

African Communities Council (ACC)
(02) 9558 0999

Al-zahra Muslim Women's Association
(02) 9599 1839

Australian National Committee on Refugee Women (ANCORW)
(02) 9385 1961

Asian Women at Work
(02) 9793 9708

Asylum Seekers Centre
(02) 9361 5606

Auburn Asian Welfare Centre
02 9637 9913

Australian Arabic Communities Council inc.
(02) 9709 4333

Australian Chinese Community Assoc.
Central Office:
(02) 9281 1377 Western Sydney: (02) 9637 9913

Australian Kurdish Association
(02) 9627 4825

Australian Lebanese Welfare Group
(02) 9682 4764

Australian Turkish & Kurdish Community Services
(02) 9643 1666

Bhanin El-Minieh Association
(02) 9649 2063

Bosnian Resource and Advisory Centre
(02) 9821 1207

Chinese Australian Services Society (CASS) 
(02) 9789 4587

Community Relations Commission
(02) 8255 6767
TTY:
1300 651 500

Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW
(02) 9319 0288

Greek Orthodox Community of NSW Ltd
(02) 9740 6022

Greek Welfare Centre
(02) 9516 2188

Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Service
(02) 9631 1777

Immigration Advice and Rights Centre
(02) 9262 3833

Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) 131 881

Italian Association of Assistance (Co.As.It)
(02) 9564 0744

Iranian Community Organisation
(02) 9635 1249

Multicultural Disabilities Advocacy Association
(02) 9891 6400

Philippine Australian Community Services Inc (PACSI)
(02) 9672 3738

Russian Ethnic Community Council of NSW
(02) 9745 4244

STARTTS (Service for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of Torture and Trauma Survivors)
Carramar:
(02) 9794 1900 Auburn:
(02) 9646 6666

SLASA (Spanish Latin American Social Assistance)
(02) 9724 2220

Telephone Interpreter Service
13 14 50

Turkish Welfare Association
(02) 9649 7502

Ukrainian Welfare Association
(02) 9649 9704

 


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