The Affirmative Consent Campaign: Experiences of Refugee and Migrant Women Advocates

“The Affirmative Consent Campaign: Experiences of refugee and migrant women advocates”

What is the purpose of this research?

The aim of the research is to understand the experiences of women from refugee and migrant backgrounds who participate in anti-violence campaigns. Specifically, in this case, the research is seeking to examine the “affirmative consent” campaign in Australia. The affirmative consent campaign is in response to the recent focus on addressing sexual violence in Australia, and has so far resulted in law changes, education campaigns and government advertisements. Participation is not limited to those who have been directly involved in the affirmative consent campaign, but the anti-violence sector more broadly.

Who is eligible to participate?

Women from refugee and migrant backgrounds, from Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne, who are:

  • Employed in front-line organisations supporting women experiencing gendered violence,
  • Employed or involved in policy addressing gendered violence,
  • Engaged in anti-violence advocacy and activities as community leaders,
  • Have otherwise been engaged in activities or consultations related to gendered violence, such as taskforces, boards, or have received government funding for activities addressing gendered violence.

What are the benefits of participating?

There are no immediate or tangible benefits to you for participating in this research. The research aims to explore the different positions taken by women in anti-violence campaigns, and contribute to understanding how knowledge gets included or excluded in the design of policies and interventions addressing gendered violence that, ultimately, direct policy, law and front-line interventions.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested in participating in this research please contact me on for further information.