On Tuesday 23rd February 2021, Nemat Kharboutli, Manager, Strategic Support, at Muslim Women Australia, appeared before the Joint Select Committee for the Parliamentary Inquiry into Coercive Control at NSW Parliament House.

This was an opportunity to present on the Submission by Muslim Women Australia that was submitted in writing to the Joint Select Committee in January 2021. Ms Kharboutli emphasised the need for culturally, linguistically and religiously appropriate Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) services, including specialisation of services to meet the needs of CALD and Muslim women; and the centering of CALD and faith-based perspectives in informing appropriate legal and policy responses to coercive control, as well as in non-legal initiatives to prevent and address DFV.

MWA’s Submission can be found below: