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Jatinder Kaur

Director - JK Diversity Consultants

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Jatinder Kaur is the director of JK Diversity Consultants and an accredited mental health social worker specialising in working with migrant and refugee communities. Her professional career spans 18 years and a number of areas of practice: research, child protection, family support, refugee settlement support, domestic violence counselling, policy roles and teaching social work practice. In 2018, she established the first Indian women’s domestic violence refuge, “Women’s Sahara House”, with the support of the Brisbane Sikh Temple Gurdwara. Jatinder has advocated for the needs of migrant and refugee women who become victims of family violence. She has prepared submissions to the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (2015) and given evidence at the Senate Inquiry into dowry abuse’s public hearing held in Sydney 2018. She has also been featured in media coverage of these issues in The Australian and on ABC Radio and SBS News. She is currently enrolled in a PhD at the University of Melbourne which will examine family violence within Indian migrant families in Australia and intersections with service systems.