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8 03, 2017

Weekly Round-up 08 March

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Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day we are reminded of the many positive changes achieved through the relentless work of women activists, community-builders and trailblazers. Despite the continued gender inequality, patriarchy and violence inflicted upon women, girls and non-binary-identifying people all around the globe, we continue the diverse and evolving projects of feminism. We [...]

28 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 01 March

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The sexual assaults and harassment of women at festivals has been highlighted again after recent events including Summernats in Canberra and the Falls Festival in Tasmania. At these events, like others, assaults have occurred publicly and have been witnessed by bystanders, many of whom are not well prepared to respond constructively. For example, Guardian correspondent [...]

21 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 21 February

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The need to ensure women’s access to safe and affordable abortion worldwide is once more in the spotlight. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has found that 88% of all abortions take place in developing regions where access is often restricted by law. Survivors of sexual and physical partner violence are twice as likely to have [...]

14 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 14 February

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Domestic violence and poverty are the two leading causes of homelessness in Australia, while unaffordable housing continues to have a gendered impact. Women now make up the majority of specialist homelessness services clients, as well as the majority of public housing tenants and Commonwealth Rent Assistance recipients. In the Australian Capital Territory, homelessness services are [...]

8 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 08 February

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Researchers, advocates and services are increasingly grappling with forms of intimate partner violence that do not fit the model of heterosexual domestic relationships. Yet recent work shows that significant gaps remain. Misogyny, patriarchal social structures, rigid gender norms and homophobia continue to create a violence-supportive culture that has particular implications for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [...]

1 02, 2017

Weekly Round-up 01 February

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"We All Belong Here", art concept and design by Micah Bazant, 2017/ The Amplifier Foundation   "We the People are Greater than Fear", art concept and design by Shepard Fairey, 2017/ The Amplifier Foundation As an executive order by new US President Donald Trump comes into effect, restricting people from [...]

25 01, 2017

Weekly Round-up 25 January

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Women's rally in Canberra. Photo by Teena Saulo/ AWAVA "Embracing Each Other", art concept and design by Kate Deciccio/ The Amplifier Foundation Women in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Canberra and Perth marched last Saturday in solidarity with other women marching all over the United States of America and around the world. [...]

18 01, 2017

18 January Weekly Round-up

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  It is often mistakenly thought that women’s manner of dressing provokes men to sexually assault. Recently, in Bengaluru, India, this myth has been challenged by the campaign “I Never Ask for It” initiated by Blank Noise, an activist group responding to sexual violence and to the city’s Home Minister blaming victims’ “westernised” manner of [...]

22 12, 2016

22 December Weekly Round-up

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Advocates are concerned that the number of women survivors imprisoned for acting in self-defence is rising, and the increasing imprisonment of women generally is linked to women’s lifetime experiences of violent crime. In many cases, the law does not take into account the difficult circumstances of women victims of domestic violence who attack or kill [...]

13 12, 2016

14 December Weekly Round-up

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At the recent Council of Australian Governments meeting (COAG), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull responded to a campaign by more than 200 organisations (including AWAVA) by committing another year of federal funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). The $117 million funding extension is expected to help around 85,000 people who are homeless or [...]