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14 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 14 February

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Domestic violence and poverty are the two leading causes of homelessness in Australia, while unaffordable housing continues to have a gendered impact. Women now make up the majority of specialist homelessness services clients, as well as the majority of public housing tenants and Commonwealth Rent Assistance recipients. In the Australian Capital Territory, homelessness services are [...]

13 02, 2017

Submission in response to the exposure draft of the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and other Measures) Bill 2017 (Cth) and corresponding Public Consultation Paper. 3 Feb 2017

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AWAVA supports the intention of the draft Bill to strengthen the Family Law Act, and particularly the intention of enabling family law systems to better respond to and offer protection to victims/survivors of domestic, family and sexual violence. We agree there is value in the expansion of state and territory family law jurisdictions to enable [...]

13 02, 2017

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences 27 January 2017

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In our submission to the Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences last 27th of January 2017, we highlighted the Australian Government’s legislative, policy and program responses to violence against women as well as the funding situation that puts women’s services in a state of uncertainty. We recognize that this is a [...]

8 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 08 February

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Researchers, advocates and services are increasingly grappling with forms of intimate partner violence that do not fit the model of heterosexual domestic relationships. Yet recent work shows that significant gaps remain. Misogyny, patriarchal social structures, rigid gender norms and homophobia continue to create a violence-supportive culture that has particular implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [...]

8 02, 2017


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1 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 01 February

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"We All Belong Here", art concept and design by Micah Bazant, 2017/ The Amplifier Foundation   "We the People are Greater than Fear", art concept and design by Shepard Fairey, 2017/ The Amplifier Foundation As an executive order by new US President Donald Trump comes into effect, restricting people from [...]

25 01, 2017

Weekly Round-up 25 January

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Women's rally in Canberra. Photo by Teena Saulo/ AWAVA "Embracing Each Other", art concept and design by Kate Deciccio/ The Amplifier Foundation Women in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth marched last Saturday in solidarity with other women marching all over the United States of America and around the world. [...]

18 01, 2017

18 January Weekly Round-up

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  It is often mistakenly thought that women’s manner of dressing provokes men to sexually assault. Recently, in Bengaluru, India, this myth has been challenged by the campaign “I Never Ask for It” initiated by Blank Noise, an activist group responding to sexual violence and to the city’s Home Minister blaming victims’ “westernised” manner of [...]

22 12, 2016

22 December Weekly Round-up

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Advocates are concerned that the number of women survivors imprisoned for acting in self-defence is rising, and the increasing imprisonment of women generally is linked to women’s lifetime experiences of violent crime. In many cases, the law does not take into account the difficult circumstances of women victims of domestic violence who attack or kill [...]

13 12, 2016

14 December Weekly Round-up

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At the recent Council of Australian Governments meeting (COAG), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull responded to a campaign by more than 200 organisations (including AWAVA) by committing another year of federal funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). The $117 million funding extension is expected to help around 85,000 people who are homeless or [...]