ASPIRE Photovoice Project


Violence against women occurs in all communities and cultures, but little has been written about how the experience of immigration and settlement may impact on women’s experiences of violence and use of support services.

ASPIRE is an important research project funded by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) that has worked with immigrant and refugee women, men, communities and service providers to better understand how immigrant and refugee women’s experiences of violence and support might differ from those of Australian-born women.

The research focuses on the experiences of women of diverse backgrounds living in metropolitan and regional centres in Victoria and Tasmania. The ASPIRE project took a community-based, participatory approach that involved extensive consultation and involvement of immigrant and refugee women. In addition to interviews and focus groups, one component of the research invited a number of women from different sectors and geographic locations to take photographs to express their views and attitudes about family violence. This exhibition features selected images from the project.

ASPIRE would like to thank Our Watch for contributing additional funds to realise this photographic exhibition.


We will be hosting a special launch event on 18 May from 6pm - 7pm.

There will be a guided tour of the exhibition, viewing of the Women Making It Happen videos and the launch of a Week Without Violence photobook.

If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Sarah Grace via email or phone 9747 7200.

Exhibition dates

The ASPIRE Photovoice exhibition will be on display from 2 May until 23 May during regular Melton Library and Learning Hub hours.


  • Tuesday, 02 May 2017 | 09:00 AM - Tuesday, 23 May 2017 | 08:30 PM


Melton Library & Learning Hub, 31 McKenzie st, Melton 3337  View Map

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