Dr Nada Ibrahim from UniSA Justice & Society, University of South Australia

Dr Nada Ibrahim was inducted onto Queensland’s first Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Honour Roll on Friday 25 September 2020 where the Queensland Government recognises Queenslanders who are contributing to the prevention of domestic violence (DV).

Nada is involved in the Not Now, Not Ever initiatives at a grass-root level in the prevention of, and recovery from domestic violence (DV) amongst the culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) Queensland Muslim community.

These initiatives include:

  • Workshops creating awareness about how unequal/inequitable gender roles can foster DV producing the social media campaign We Can Stop DV;
  • The 18-hours intensive Muslim Leaders Empowerment Program that upskills Imams/Community leaders on the prevention and early intervention of DV through collaborations with multiple agencies such as Queensland Police, Queensland court, Relationships Australia Queensland, Islamic Women’s Association of Australia and Griffith university (also delivered in Melbourne);
  • The 13-session “inspiredNAFSi Personal Leadership Program” that addresses the recovery needs of Muslim DV victims/survivors to heal and empower them from DV trauma (also delivered in Melbourne).

    Dr Nada has also authored “Domestic violence: shattering the barrier of silence, a pathway to recovery” (published by Islamic Women’s Association of Australia) and its recommendations align with Queensland’s “Not Now, Not Ever”.