A woman told me she was pregnant 2 years back with her baby girl – now a cute 2 years toddler. She said she had an ultrasound by her doctor. She is a modern educated woman and she had no interest in finding out the sex of the baby.  But he demanded to know the sex. […]

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On the 14th of December 2016, ACHRH convened the first ever national summit to address dowry related violence in Australia.  The forum brought together a diverse group of community stakeholders concerned with domestic violence – medical professionals, members of the legal fraternity, members of parliament, policy advisers, business leaders, journalists, not for profit organisations, academics […]

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Sunday 25th October 2015 was a very successful day at the Diwali festival at Sandown Race course. Australasian Centre for human rights and health stall attracted hundreds of people. Including the labor MPS Gabrielle Williams and Hong Lim Mayor of Clayton and prospective Labour candidate for Carrum downs Julian Hundreds signed anti dowry petition and […]

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It has been a long battle for ACHRH, but one that has seen a positive response from the Victorian Government. In a report submitted by ACHRH, the Royal Commission and theAustralasian Centre for Human Rights and Healthrecommended the government amend theFamily Violence Protection Act, to include dowries as a form of “economic abuse”.

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– By Dr. Manjula O’Connor – Sargun Ragi was burnt to Death at the hands of her separated husband in October 2012. That was the fourth family murder-suicide as a result of domestic violence. 12 people were killed in three family murders-suicides in 2012 in the Victorian Indian community. This led some leaders of Indian […]

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