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Intersectionality and MARAM in Practice - MARAM Animation Video Series

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This video was produced on the lands of the Wurundjeri people, and we wish to acknowledge them as Traditional Owners.

We pay our respects to their Elders, past and present and Aboriginal Elders of other communities viewing this video.]

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[On-screen text: Intersectionality and MARAM in practice]

V/O: Intersectionality and MARAM in practice.

V/O: Intersectionality helps us identify and consider how power intersects within systems and structures to create overlapping forms of discrimination, oppression, or disadvantage that can impact an individual, a group of people, or a community, based on gender, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, language, religion, class, socioeconomic status, ability or age, among other characteristics.

[On-screen text: discrimination, oppression, disadvantage, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, racism, language, religion, class, socio-economic status, ability, age]

V/O: Applying an intersectional analysis in family violence response means that you should understand that the intersections of power and structural discrimination may impact how and when a person accesses services for help.

V/O: This will provide context around the victim survivors identity, how they recognise and understand their experience of family violence, how they manage their risk and safety and understand their options about what services to access based on actual or perceived barriers.

[On-screen text: Identity, Experience, Risk and safety management, Services]

V/O: MARAM applies the theory as an intersectional analysis to a family violence risk assessment model.



V/O: This enables us to recognise where a victim survivors’ identity, experiences and circumstances can be targeted by a perpetrator’s behaviour in the tactics of family violence.

V/O: This can exacerbate the structural inequality a person may be experiencing.

V/O: Understand that perpetrators of family violence may use a person’s experience of structural inequalities, barriers and discrimination as part of their coercive control and abusive behaviours.

[On-screen text: ethnicity = racism, sex = sexism, disability = ableism]

V/O: This could include failing to translate important information, denying access to medication or threatening to report the victim survivor to Child Protection or Police to exploit a perceived structural barrier.

V/O: For adults using family violence, this provides context around their own identity, how they name, disclose or understand what constitutes violent behaviours, how they manage their risk behaviours and safety towards victim survivors, and their engagement or access to services.

[On-screen text: Violent behaviours, Risk behaviours, Safety, Services]

V/O: It’s vital that workers continue to critically reflect on discrimination, bias and barriers to support working safely with victim survivors and perpetrators with an intersectional analysis.

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V/O: For further information, please see the MARAM resources webpage.

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[Logo: Family Safety Victoria]

[Logo: Victoria State Government]

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