MSEI & MAEVe joint Seminar: Men Speak out on Migration and Gender Roles.


Monday 28 September 2020


4-5pm, NZDT (1-2pm, AEST)


Online (Australia based)

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Dr Dalal Smiley and Dr Mohajer Hameed will present their findings from the MSEI Community Research Fellow project.

In this presentation, Dalal Smiley and Mohajer Hameed will share their research experiences with engaging men to speak out on migration, gender roles and explore some of the research implications in relation to post-settlement adjustments, family violence, separation and divorce and service needs of newly arrived families.

The aim of this MSEI Community Research Fellow project was to engage men from refugee and migrant backgrounds to talk about (a) gender roles, expectations and immigration and (b) how their perception of gender roles and expectations may have changed over the course of migration and settlement in Australia. Ten men residing in Wellsprings for Women’s catchment areas of Dandenong, Casey and Cardinia, participated in focus-group interviews.


Dr Dalal Smiley is Chief Executive Officer - Wellsprings for Women.

Dr Mohajer Hameed is Research Fellow at the Safer Families Centre of Research Excellence.

MAEVe is an interdisciplinary research alliance based at The University of Melbourne with the broad aim of ending violence against women and their children.