Community concerns about crime can have both negative and positive impacts on civic engagement and social cohesion. MMIC Director Rebecca Wickes is featured in a major new international project to create practical tools to promote positive, inclusive responses to concerns about crime in the community.
MMIC Deputy Director Helen Forbes-Mewett is taking a lead role in a new multidisciplinary ARC Discovery Project that aims to increase the safety of female international students by exploring their experiences of sexual and intimate partner violence.
A new project by Alan Gamlen at Monash aims to build more effective engagement with developing and conflict-affected countries by strengthening the relationship between diaspora groups and humanitarian & development agencies.
Unlawful migrant workers are frequently positioned as either taking Australian jobs or as powerless victims of human trafficking and slavery. Yet despite having no formal rights or protections, evidence shows they are included in society and valued as productive workers, consumers and active members in the community.