Another busy week for AWAVA with lots starting to happen in the lead up to International Women’s Day.

We’re never too busy to pick up on some interesting articles that cross our virtual desks though. This week there has been is plenty happening both in Australia and Internationally…

In Victoria, the State Government have announced they will be making the  Victorian Police the lead agency in combatting illegal brothels – read more about ithere.

Still in Victoria, and the media coverage regarding the recent OPA report into Violence against People with Cognitive Impairments continues.


On the international scene, Mama Muliri speaks about healing, and how this is changing women’s lives, in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

January 24th the World YWCA met with the CEDAW committee – click here to learn more about the discussion and recommendations.


And keeping up with what some of the other National Women’s Alliances are up to, check out what the National Rural Women’s Coalition is planning for the Centenary of International Women’s Day