Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association are proud to present Speakout Radio, an initative bringing migrant and refugee women’s voices to the front!
These radioplays explore issues around forced marriage and domestic violence, as experienced by a women of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Speakout Radio is available in 9 languages. It is funded by the Law and Justice Foundation of NSW.
Hello and welcome to Speakout Radio. This website is being developed as part of Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association’s Radio Plays Projects :
For information about those projects, please read the ‘About’ section.
Please use this website as a tool for more information, resources and support. It is our hope that the resources we’ve produced become easily accessible for the survivors, fighters, activists and advocates who need them most.
Thankyou for visiting.
Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association
Immigrant Women’s Speakout has launched our newest resource:
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.
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.
Translation was provided by SBS In Language who also worked with voice actors to record these plays. Community leaders and workers in NSW have reviewed the scripts to ensure the language used is culturally and linguistically appropriate, easy to understand and natural sounding.
The Forced Marriage Radio Plays were launched in Sydney, NSW on 28 October 2015.
Funded by the Law and Justice Foundation, these three plays aim to provide information about domestic/family violence in a format that is easily understood for women who may not be literate in their own language. These plays will be broadcast over SBS language radio programs and community radio stations, reaching women who may not be able to read. They cover the following issues:
Community workers throughout NSW have reviewed the scripts to ensure that the language used is culturally and linguistically appropriate, easy to understand and natural sounding. Through role-playing and multiple layers of editing, we hope that these plays can be well-understood by a greater audience of women. Women who speak Arabic, Dari, Dinka, Khmer, Krio, Mandarin, Somali, Sudanese Arabic and Vietnamese will be able to access information about what DV/FV is, how they can get help, support available to them and numbers to call. Voice actors at SBS have recorded these plays and they were launched on 1st December 2010.
Would you like to order copies of the radio plays? Would you like more information about Immigrant Women’s Speakout and the work we do? Contact us!
Police: 000 (Australia wide)
Telephone interpreter service (TIS): 13 14 50
Domestic Violence Line NSW: 1800 65 64 63
Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association Inc. (IWSA): (02) 9635 8022
Law Access NSW: 1300 888 529
Australian Federal Police: 131 237
Child Protection Helpline: 132 111
Anti-Slavery Australia: (02) 9514 8115
Legal Aid NSW’s Family Law Early Intervention Unit: 1800 551 589
All mp3s can be listened to online and they can also be downloaded and burnt onto a CD. Please view the Scripts page if you would like to read the scripts that accompany these audio tracks.
There are 3 plays for each language:
The scripts for the radio plays can be useful in helping women to better understand the audio as some people find it helpful to read along while they listen.
There are 2 plays for each language:
“Domestic Violence – What You Can Do About It” (DV & AVO)
“What is the Staying Home Leaving Violence program?” (SHLV)
Last week, Meena Tamby invited us to speak about the project on her radio show, Accent of Women. The show is based in Melbourne, but airs nationally, so it will be a great opportunity to reach more people who may use the plays in their work or in seeking help.
Speakout Radio spoke about CALD Domestic & Family Violence and the issues surrounding help seeking and resources. Meena and some volunteers also recorded the plays in English to give English speaking listeners a view into how the plays may sound to NESB listeners in their own language.
You can read more about this excellent radio show here.
The interview was aired Tues 1st Feb and has been uploaded as a podcast here. All you have to do is scroll down and find the entry for 01.02.2011. These ladies have done an excellent job in recording the plays in English, so please listen in.
=p>Thanks Meena & Accent of Women!
Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association (IWSA) acknowledges the Barramattagal People of the lands on which we work and operate. We pay our respects and celebrate the diversity of Aboriginal peoples and their ongoing cultures and connections to the lands and waters of NSW.