We’ve reached the very limit of multiculturalism as we realise what we’ve imported:
FORCED child marriage, life-threatening domestic violence and dowry abuse are rife in Greater Dandenong and Casey, a welfare agency has warned.
Shakti Migrant and Refugee Women’s Support Group Melbourne, which champions the human rights of women of African and Middle Eastern origin, only opened locally in April, but already is overrun with requests for assistance. Spokeswoman Hiba Casablanca said the system was failing women of multicultural backgrounds…
“We need a specialist refuge catering for the needs of women of colour, run by people who can speak their language and who truly understand and connect with what we’re saying, whenÂ we talk about cultural practices that violate our rights.”
I wonder whether a “specialist refuge” will do much to combat “cultural practices that violate our rights” – practices we are importing into the community.
And if it does indeed fail, what is the cost?