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25 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 24 May 2017

By |May 25th, 2017|Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

The National Foundation for Australian Women has released its 2017 Gender Lens report, showing that despite some positive initiatives the Australian Government’s 2017-18 Budget does little to address the entrenched economic disadvantage experienced by women. Given that gender inequality is the key underlying driver of violence against women and their children, this is a major [...]

19 05, 2017

Sexual violence: Law reform and access to justice

By |May 19th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

In Australia, sexual violence is recognised as a serious crime and an extreme violation of human rights in which the Australian Government has an obligation to exercise ‘due diligence’ in establishing effective measures to prevent, investigate and prosecute such cases of violence.   The criminal justice system remains the primary institution for responding to sexual [...]

19 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 17 May 2017

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We extend a huge congratulations to AWAVA Advisory Group member organisation,Women’s Legal Services Australia, and the many other organisations and individuals who have been campaigning to prohibit the direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings. The Attorney-General, George Brandis, announced in last Tuesday’s budget that the government will amend the Family Law [...]

12 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 11 May 2017

By |May 12th, 2017|Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

In the wake of the federal Budget, AWAVA has welcomed some announcements on family law and homelessness services, but remains concerned that without substantial investment and collaboration, we will not be able to prevent or properly respond to violence against women. AWAVA is relieved that homelessness services will continue to be funded, including refuges and [...]

10 05, 2017

Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain

By |May 10th, 2017|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|0 Comments

10 May 2017 Violence against women:  Some Budget positives but big gaps remain The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has welcomed some budget announcements on family law and homelessness services, but remains concerned that without substantial investment and collaboration, we will not be able to prevent or properly respond to violence against women.   [...]

3 05, 2017

Weekly Round-Up 03 May 2017

By |May 3rd, 2017|Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

The Victorian Government has announced $1.9 billion in funding to address family violence, with $33.5 million dedicated specifically to preventing and responding to violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. We are pleased to see the Victorian Government’s leadership in working towards a future in which all women and children can live free from [...]

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 [...]