CaLD Community

'Gender Based Violence in the CaLD Community'

Early and Forced Marriage, Female Genital Cutting/Mutilation, Honour based killings: How well are these types of violence understood, recognised and responded to in the Domestic Violence sector?

Doctor Carol Kaplanian moved to Australia in 2001 from Jordan in the Middle East. She is Arabic speaking and has extensive experience across cultural family and domestic violence, specialising in honour-based violence. Through her academic studies and work with the WA Police, WA Department of Health and Middle Eastern refugee camps, she has an extensive research background, plus strong training, education and casework experience.

Carol has completed a PhD on ‘Honour-based Violence in Jordan’ this year and has a Bachelor’s Degree in social work and social policy, plus a Masters in social work. She specialises in clinical counselling and working with victims of torture and trauma, the latter of which involved spending an extensive amount of time working in Jordanian refugee camps offering counselling and education to refugees.

Today, she is the State Coordinator for Female Genital Mutilation (training and education) at the Women and Newborn Health service. She is also responsible for developing training on Family and Domestic Violence (CaLD communities) for the Department of Health.

Carol is in the process of publishing her PhD into a book, and publication of several journal articles are on their way. Her research area interest lies in the topic of trauma, gender based violence, domestic violence, refugee and asylum seeker issues and sexual violence.

Tuesday 14 May. 9.00am - 1.00pm. City West Lotteries House - 2 Delhi Street, WEST PERTH.

RSVP by 10 May 2019 This is a free event.



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