Women from CALD backgrounds make up a significant proportion of the Australian population given that one quarter of the population were born overseas, and around one fifth of the population speak a language other than English at home.
There is limited understanding of interpersonal violence within CALD communities. There is also very little known about the role of technology in the perpetration of abuse and violence within these communities. According to an Australian study on technology in the context of domestic violence, CALD women are one of the groups most at risk.
Despite a growing awareness of technology-facilitated abuse, to date no empirical data exists regarding the nature, prevalence or the impacts of technology-facilitated abuse among CALD communities. To begin to fill this gap, data in this report about technology-facilitated abuse experienced by women from CALD backgrounds is drawn from a qualitative research report commissioned by the Office in 2018.