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Yearly Archives: 2012

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23 11, 2012

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2012

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25 November has been marked by women’s and anti-violence activists as a day focussed on the elimination of violence since 1981. In 1999 the United Nations declared 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). 25 November also starts 16 Days of Activism on ending violence against women and girls. [...]

18 10, 2012

Media Release: Motion Passed Calling For Employer Recognition of Domestic Violence

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On Thursday 11 October, Amanda Rishworth, Federal Member for Kingston, introduced a motion calling for employer recognition of the impact of domestic violence on women's workforce participation and economic security.  Three of the Commonwealth-funded National Women's Alliances: Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA), and economic Security 4 Women  eS4W) issued a joint media release [...]

25 09, 2012

Media Release: Next Steps for Addressing Violence Against Women – National Implementation Plan Released

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Minister Collins today released the Federal Government’s National Implementation Plan for the First Action Plan 2010 – 2013 Building a Strong Foundation .  The first of four three-year implementation plans to deliver the 12-year National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.  AWAVA’s Chair, Julie Oberin, commented: “We need strong leadership from federal, state and territory governments, close collaboration [...]

28 08, 2012

Media Release: Stopping Violence Against Women Before It Happens: Toolkit

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The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC), AWAVA and  Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research (CDFVR), CQUniversity Toolkit Stopping Violence Against Women Before it Happens: A Practical Toolkit for Communities launched by Minister Julie Collins “We need to break the silences that surround violence against women. We need men and women in our communities to have [...]

6 03, 2012

Joint Media Release: International Women’s Day 2013

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International Women's Day 2013 - joint media release with Homelessness Australia, Equality Rights Alliance and WESNET. Women more vulnerable than ever ""The face of homelessness is increasingly that of a woman. Women are more vulnerable than ever with a greater likelihood of experiencing poverty and violence, putting their risk of homelessness at an all time [...]