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28 04, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 28 April 2017

By |April 28th, 2017|Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

We have great news to share this week! The Australian Government has reversed its decision to cut 30% of Commonwealth funding from Community Legal Centres. Women’s legal services, among other services, will now be able to continue supporting women and children facing violence and providing essential legal services. This is the result of tireless campaigning [...]

27 04, 2017

Jan- March 2017 Quarterly Update

By |April 27th, 2017|AWAVA News|0 Comments

Nov 2016- March 2017 Quarterly Update  Click here to download the Quarterly Update   Welcome to AWAVA’s latest update. After a brief hiatus and holiday period we are a little later than planned with this one, making it more like half-yearly update! While updating you on our work, we also aim to give you some [...]

21 04, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 21 April 2017

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This week, new findings from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) have shown that almost 6500 women and girls were admitted to hospital as a result of assault in 2013-14. In 59% of these cases, the perpetrator was a spouse or domestic partner. Parents and other family members accounted for nearly half of [...]

11 04, 2017

Prevalent and Preventable Conference-Easy English Report

By |April 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

In September 2016, Our Watch and AWAVA held a three day conference on preventing violence against women. With the help of SCOPE, we produced this Easy English version of the conference report.'  To access please click on the links below: Prevalent & Preventable Conference 2016 - Easy English report in pdf Prevenlent & Preventable Conference [...]

4 04, 2017

Prevalent and Preventable Conference-Easy English Report

By |April 4th, 2017|In Focus|0 Comments

In September 2016, Our Watch and AWAVA held a three day conference on preventing violence against women. With the help of SCOPE, we produced this Easy English version of the conference report.'  To access please click on the links below: Prevalent & Preventable Conference 2016 - Easy English report in pdf Prevenlent & Preventable Conference [...]

4 04, 2017

Weekly Round-up 04 April

By |April 4th, 2017|Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

Sexual assault and harassment on public transport are significant forms of violence against women and girls internationally. In Sri Lanka, for example, a study has found that 90 percent of women have been subjected to sexual harassment on trains and buses, prompting the development of an app by which women can report incidents as they [...]

28 03, 2017

Weekly Round-up 28 March

By |March 28th, 2017|In Focus, Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) is putting out to tender the contract to provide specialist trauma counselling services as part of the 1800RESPECT national sexual assault, domestic and family violence helpline. MHS currently subcontracts the specialist trauma counselling services component of 1800RESPECT to Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA), while MHS, which was privatised in 2014, manages the new 1800RESPECT First Response triage service and (since 2010) the 1800RESPECT [...]

21 03, 2017

Weekly Round-up 21 March

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Community organisations are coming together to oppose the $5.6 billion in cuts to family payments, income support and other programs that are contained in the Omnibus Bill now before the Senate. Under the current Bill, these cuts would be used to fund child care. Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) CEO Dr Cassandra Goldie has [...]

20 03, 2017

Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017

By |March 20th, 2017|2017, Submissions|0 Comments

Our view on cuts to social spending across areas from income support to legal and homeless services. Read our recent submission. Social Services Legislation Amendment (Omnibus Savings and Child Care Reform) Bill 2017 Read recent full submission here. As reference read earlier joint submission here.

8 03, 2017

Weekly Round-up 08 March

By |March 8th, 2017|In Focus, Weekly Round-up*, Weeky Round- up|0 Comments

Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day we are reminded of the many positive changes achieved through the relentless work of women activists, community-builders and trailblazers. Despite the continued gender inequality, patriarchy and violence inflicted upon women, girls and non-binary-identifying people all around the globe, we continue the diverse and evolving projects of feminism. We [...]