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Yearly Archives: 2013

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14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: National Centre for Excellence

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AWAVA's response to the National Centre for Excellence (NCE) and its consultation on a national research agenda on violence against women was submitted in October, 2013. AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to submit to the NCE and our submission highlights the continuing importance of strengthening the data and research infrastructure in understanding and responding to violence [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

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On 26 July 2013, the Commonwealth Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge, MP, announced the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children (the Foundation). The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have partnered to establish the Foundation, which will [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: Draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship

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AWAVA’s response to the Draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship was submitted in July 2013. The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the development of the Australian Curriculum and is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the draft Australian Curriculum, Civics and Citizenship: Years 3-10. Read our submission here AWAVA [...]

24 04, 2013

Use of Medicare Funding for Sex Selective Abortions

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AWAVA’s submission to the Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare Funding for Certain Types of Abortion) Bill 2013, on Medicare Funding for Sex Selective Abortions was forwarded to the Senate Inquiry Committee in April 2013.  AWAVA's submission is endorsed by the Equality Rights Alliance.   Read the submission here: AWAVA's Submission to the Health Insurance Amendment (Medicare [...]

22 04, 2013

Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia

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AWAVA's response to the Senate Inquiry on Involuntary or Coerced Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia, submitted in April 2013, formally endorsed the extremely comprehensive submission from AWAVA’s member organisation, Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA)'s ‘Dehumanised: The Forced Sterilisation of Women and Girls with Disabilities in Australia’.   Read both here: AWAVA Senate [...]

12 04, 2013

Stronger Inclusion of Gender Equality Needed in Health and Physical Education Curriculum

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AWAVA's response to the draft Health and Physical Education (HPE) curriculum was submitted in April 2013, AWAVA supports the inclusion of the ‘role of power in relationships’ in the Healthy Relationships and Sexuality section of the curriculum and the references to exploring gender, gender roles and gender stereotypes. To further enhance the development of the HPE curriculum and [...]

31 01, 2013

Increased investment + focus needed on primary prevention: AWAVA’s 2013/14 pre-Budget Submission

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AWAVA's Federal Pre-Budget Submission_2013-14 emphasizes the need for an increased investment in, and focus on, primary prevention to address violence against women, continued focus on the National Plan and four project proposals to assist with the National Plan implementation . 1: National Media Framework in Support of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their [...]

9 01, 2013

Submission to Inquiry into the Human Rights + Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 – Exposure Draft Legislation

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AWAVA continues to lobby for the inclusion of the status of being a victim/survivor of domestic or family violence as an additional protected attribute and supports an express protection for victims of domestic violence covering all areas of public life.  The consolidation of federal discrimination laws into a single act is an opportune time to include [...]