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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.   [...]

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 [...]

4 10, 2016

Post Conference Report

By |October 4th, 2016|Media Release|0 Comments

AWAVA's Program Manager, Merrindahl Andrew  delivered  her speech during the closing day of the Prevalent and Preventable Violence against Women conference which was held in Adelaide from 19 to 22 of September 2016.     I want to address a question that’s been raised several times in the conference, which is how to build on the [...]

4 05, 2016

Violence against women: the 2016-17 Budget evades the hard challenges

By |May 4th, 2016|Media Release|0 Comments

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has expressed serious concern about the national commitment to supporting women and children facing violence. AWAVA welcomed the small additional commitment to implementing the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children ($33 million in 2016-17), as we welcomed the Women’s Safety Package last year. However, [...]

26 04, 2016

Response to the Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence

By |April 26th, 2016|Media Release|0 Comments

21 April 2016 AWAVA welcomes the report of the Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence and the Victorian Government’s response The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the report of the Victorian Royal Commission on Family Violence. We applaud the Victorian Government for its constructive response in accepting all 227 recommendations and taking up [...]

8 10, 2015

AWAVA condemns sexual violence in offshore detention – 8 October 2015

By |October 8th, 2015|Media Release|0 Comments

AWAVA condemns the sexual violence and abuse in offshore detention sites and requests urgent action by the Australian government, including bringing refugee women who have been sexually assaulted to Australia for appropriate care and access to abortion in cases of pregnancy if they choose.   The Australian government should also take further action to help [...]

24 09, 2015

Response to the announcement of a Women’s Safety Package 24 September 2015

By |September 24th, 2015|Media Release|0 Comments

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the release today of the Federal Government’s Women’s Safety Package, and acknowledges the leadership shown by the Prime Minister and other Ministers in moving emphatically to make violence against women and gender equality a priority.   AWAVA is pleased that the package includes steps towards using technology [...]

18 05, 2015

Media Release: Federal Budget delivers no relief for women and children experiencing violence

By |May 18th, 2015|Media Release|0 Comments

AWAVA has joined with other key women's organisations to respond to the release of the Federal Government's 2015-16 budget and assess the funding allocations for anti-violence against women initiatives. Read our Joint Press Release - Federal Budget delivers no relief for women and children experiencing violence.

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 [...]

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 [...]