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Yearly Archives: 2013

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9 12, 2013

Thank you, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

By |December 9th, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, Media Release, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank you, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

The Australian Women against Violence Alliance thanks the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse for services rendered to our Sector. The contribution of ADFVC to our Sector has been significant. For more than a decade, the ADFVC has contributed to the knowledge base on domestic and family violence and effective responses and best practice based [...]

25 11, 2013

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2013

By |November 25th, 2013|In Focus, Media Release, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2013

25 November has been marked by women’s and anti-violence activists as a day focused 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. [...]

30 07, 2013

Media Release: New National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

By |July 30th, 2013|AWAVA News, Media Release, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Media Release: New National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

  The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) commends the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments for the establishment of the new National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children. As the Commonwealth funded, issue based alliance on violence against women, AWAVA believes that the $6.5 million invested in the new Foundation is evidence of [...]

25 07, 2013

Media Release: Violence against Women- Research to stop repeat offending

By |July 25th, 2013|AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: Violence against Women- Research to stop repeat offending

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) commends the Commonwealth Government’s investment of $3 million to support research looking at ways to prevent perpetrators of violence against women from reoffending. AWAVA welcomes the initiative to develop national outcome standards for perpetrator interventions via consultation with the Australian women’s sector. Read the full media release here

17 05, 2013

Media Release: Stronger, Smarter, Fairer…? Review of 2013-14 Federal Budget

By |May 17th, 2013|AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: Stronger, Smarter, Fairer…? Review of 2013-14 Federal Budget

AWAVA comments on the 2013-14 Federal Budget announcements: Julie Oberin, Chair of AWAVA, comments "An ongoing budgetary commitment, clearly linked to the National Plan implementation, across the entire plan and its lifetime, is fundamental each year.  This needs to be commensurate with the scale of the issue.  The announcements in the 2013-14 budget for the [...]

20 03, 2013

Media Release: Protecting Domestic Violence As A Protected Attribute

By |March 20th, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: Protecting Domestic Violence As A Protected Attribute

How will we now protect survivors and victims of domestic violence from the discrimination we know they face in the workplace and in accessing safe, secure, long-term accommodation? The Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus QC, has just announced that the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 will be on hold, missing a once-in-a-decade opportunity to introduce much-needed protections [...]

8 03, 2013

“A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” Media Release: IWD 2013

By |March 8th, 2013|In Focus, International Women's Day, Media Release, News|Comments Off on “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” Media Release: IWD 2013

“We need to keep our promise to women and children who are victims or survivors of any form of violence against women, to end that violence. Globally, nationally, locally we must take responsibility, each and every one us, and commit to speaking out against violence and changing attitudes and behaviour that allow it to continue [...]

13 02, 2013

Continuation of National Women’s Alliance Funding

By |February 13th, 2013|Media Release, News|Comments Off on Continuation of National Women’s Alliance Funding

AWAVA is delighted with Minister Collins' announcement yesterday (12 February 2013) that the funding for the National Women’s Alliances will be continued for a further three years until 2016.  The renewed funding follows key recommendations from the independent review of the Alliances commissioned by the Government in late 2012. AWAVA looks forward to working with all [...]