There is limited knowledge about the experiences and needs of trans women who are victims/survivors of sexual violence. Despite this, what is known is that trans women experience higher rates of sexual violence than cisgender women, with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) trans women at highest risk.

This webinar explores the systemic barriers which prevent trans women of colour who are victims/survivors of sexual violence, from accessing support services and justice.

Drawing on practice expertise and the ANROWS research, ‘Crossing the line: Lived experience of sexual violence among trans women of colour from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds in Australia’; the panel of researchers and practitioners discuss:
– how trans women of colour from CALD backgrounds commonly experience sexual violence
– how trans women currently access support after experiencing sexual violence, and why this usually takes place outside of the service system
– recommendations for service design and practice change to improve access, acceptability and inclusivity toward trans women of colour.

– Professor Jane Ussher, Western Sydney University
– Chantell Martin, Sex Workers Outreach Project
– Hilary Kincaid, Inner City Legal Centre
– Dr Virginia Mapedzahama, ANROWS

This webinar is designed for:
– practitioners and policymakers working within LGTBQ services, legal services, sexual assault services, and domestic and family violence services
– trans women, particularly trans women of colour, sexuality and gender diverse people from the wider LGBTQ community and culturally and linguistically diverse women.


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