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//AWAVA News
16 11, 2016

AWAVA welcomes Third Action Plan

By |November 16th, 2016|Announcement, AWAVA News, Media Release|0 Comments

AWAVA welcomes Third Action Plan, calls for better homelessness service funding 3 November 2016 AWAVA welcomes the publication of the Third Action Plan under the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. We are pleased to see that the Action Plan recognises the role of specialist women’s services in our national response [...]

9 11, 2016

July-October 2016 Quarterly Update

By |November 9th, 2016|AWAVA News|0 Comments

We’ve heard that our friends and supporters would like to learn more about the work AWAVA has been doing. So, welcome to the first ever AWAVA Quarterly Update! Thanks again for your support, and please let us know what you think.   ______________________________________   The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) is one of the five National Women’s Alliances funded by [...]

26 06, 2015

Senate votes against a measure to increase court fees for divorce cases and more* Weekly Round-Up 26 June

By |June 26th, 2015|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-up*, Weeky Round- up|0 Comments

Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, the number of women who have lost their lives to violence has increased to 47. This highlights the urgent need for action to address ever increasing levels of violence against women. AWAVA is pleased that further steps are being taken to ensure women’s [...]

21 04, 2015

Women’s Sector Calls on COAG to take urgent action to address violence against women

By |April 21st, 2015|AWAVA News, In Focus, Media Release, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA joined with 61 other women's organisations across Australia to call on COAG to take urgent steps to address violence against women. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, we called for robust funding for primary prevention initiatives and sustained and adequate resourcing for women's specialist services. Read our joint Letter to the Prime [...]

14 04, 2015

AWAVA Presentations at CSW59!

By |April 14th, 2015|Announcement, AWAVA News, News|0 Comments

AWAVA Chair Julie Oberin participated in two Australian Government Sponsored Side-Events during the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York! Watch the side events via the links below!     The Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in association with Women’s Services Network  Preventing Violence Against Women and [...]

10 03, 2015

AWAVA Parallel Events at CSW59

By |March 10th, 2015|AWAVA News, News|0 Comments

AWAVA will be hosting three parallel events during the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (for a quick run-down of what the CSW is, check out this video).   March 11: Preventing Violence against Women and Girls in the Digital and Technological World This panel will be jointly hosted by AWAVA [...]

9 02, 2015

AWAVA Submission: Pre-Budget Submission 2015-2016

By |February 9th, 2015|AWAVA News, National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, Submissions|0 Comments

In AWAVA's Pre-Budget Submission 2015-2016, we outline policy recommendations for consideration by the Commonwealth Government in its 2015-16 budget. Over recent years, the Commonwealth Government has demonstrated leadership towards preventing male violence against women, improving community understanding and awareness of domestic and family violence and sexual assault, and putting legislation and services in place to protect and [...]

15 12, 2014

Survey into Technology-facilitated Abuse Now Open

By |December 15th, 2014|AWAVA News, News|0 Comments

Women’s Legal Services NSW, the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, and WESNET have collaborated to release a survey about workers' perspectives on technology-facilitated abuse. The survey is funded under the ACCAN Grants Scheme and is open to any worker in Australia who has direct contact with women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. It aims to [...]

25 11, 2014

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

By |November 25th, 2014|AWAVA News, In Focus, Media Release, News|0 Comments

Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is reflecting on Australia’s achievements and ongoing challenges in preventing male violence against women.   AWAVA stands in solidarity with those whose lives have been impacted by violence, with survivors who fight for justice and an end [...]

4 11, 2014

Submissions Open: Australian Government priorities for the 59th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59)

By |November 4th, 2014|AWAVA News, In Focus, News|0 Comments

The Office for Women would like to invite all interested individuals, non-government and civil society organisations to provide input into the Australian Government priorities for the 59th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), via a written submission process.   CSW59 will focus on the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, including [...]