Dowry Abuse - The Journey
The practice of Dowry in Australia came with the first migrants, along with other cultural and traditional practices.
Dowry Abuse in South Asian countries has been outlawed from 1961, carrying criminal charges and penalties
In Australia Dowry Abuse was clearly identified in 2014, but proves to be more challenging to identify and address.
Dowry Abuse Exposed
Clear cases of Dowry Abuse first identified.
Motion Against Dowry Abuse NSW
The City of Parramatta passed a motion against Dowry Abuse.
The Cumberland City Council passed a motion against Dowry Abuse. Leading to a State wide motion being passed at the National Local Government Conference
NSW Govt Roundtable
NSW Government began the process of reviewing legislation reform in line with the recommendations of the Senate Report.
Anti Dowry Campaign
A petition launched to raise awareness against Dowry Abuse
The City of Parramatta sponsored research into Dowry Abuse to be conducted by Western Sydney University supported by SSI & ICSA.
Research into Dowry Abuse in Western Sydney was undertaken by four partners.
- City of Parramatta sponsored the research.
- Western Sydney University undertook the research
- Settlement Services International advised on Domestic & Family Violence
- Indian (Sub-Cont) Crisis & Support provided Subject Matter Expertise