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16 11, 2016

WESNET’s Inaugural Technology Safety Summit

By |November 16th, 2016|In Focus|0 Comments

WESNET is hosting the Inaugural Technology Safety Summit in Sydney on 21 November 2016. This one-day conference will focus on the various complex issues and concerns that come from the intersection of technology and domestic and sexual violence, and stalking. The Tech Summit will bring together those working with women and their children experiencing violence and [...]

13 10, 2015

‘Prevalent and Preventable’: International Conference on Violence Against Women

By |October 13th, 2015|In Focus|0 Comments

Registrations are now open for the AWAVA / Our Watch international conference on violence against women, which will be held in Adelaide from 19-22 September 2016. Prevalent & Preventable will bring together a diverse group of people including service workers, community advocates, policy makers, researchers, government / non-government and other professionals from around Australia, New Zealand, the [...]

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 [...]

30 03, 2015

Funding for Legal Aid Kept

By |March 30th, 2015|In Focus, Legal & Justice, News|0 Comments

Attorney-General Senator the Hon. George Brandis and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash have announced that current levels of Commonwealth funding of Legal Aid Commissions, Community Legal Centres (except Environmental Defenders Offices) and Indigenous legal assistance will continue for another two years. In their announcement, the Government acknowledge the crucial [...]

6 03, 2015

AWAVA at CSW59

By |March 6th, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

Check out this video of our Program Manager Sophie Hardefeldt giving you the run-down on next week's CSW 59!     ----Transcript---- The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is excited to be travelling to New York City later this week for the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.   But what [...]

23 02, 2015

Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence formally begins

By |February 23rd, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

The Royal Commission into Family Violence has officially begun in Victoria and a new website has been launched. The Commission has asked that submissions not be sent until they have finalised their processes. We will share more details as they become available.

17 02, 2015

Senate Inquiry Terms of Reference

By |February 17th, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

Terms of reference are now available here for the Senate Standing Committees of Community Affairs Inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people [...]

9 02, 2015

Australian Cross Disability Alliance Formed

By |February 9th, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

AWAVA welcomes the fantastic news that the Australian Cross Disability Alliance has been formed with funding from the Australian Government to represent the voices of Australians with disability from all walks of life. This is an exciting development and we look forward engaging with their work. The members of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance are: Children with Disability [...]

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 [...]