How this year has flown!  February already, and I know that lots of you will be making plans for IWD celebrations, as well as the upcoming 2nd World Shelter Conference and CSW56.

With so much happening, now seems like the perfect time to take a few minutes to breathe and read-up on what has been happening in Australia and around the world, with lots of international articles popping up this week.

Around the Country

  • More research confirms the prevalence of Family Violence after disasters, as reported here by the Age
  • And the Australian goes into more detail on the same topic here


  • This United Nations Report looks at conflict-related Sexual Violence
  • From the USA, read this media release on Sexual Violence, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence in the US, which highlights the importance of prevention
  • Still in the USA, read about the campaign Women are Watching, which is keeping a close eye on ever-more restrictive laws on abortion and birth control
  • In the Maldives, there is growing concern over rising rates of violence against women, particularly Female Genital Mutiliation
  • In the UK, women’s groups are calling for stronger laws for sexualised images in the media and accurate reporting of violence against women

Coming up


Dont forget, you still have time to register for these events: