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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.   [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]