As usual, there has also been plenty of news Around the Nation and Internationally:

  • Tricia Malowney reminds us of the complexity of issues women with disabilities can face when trying to escape violence
  • Listen here to one woman’s story as a survivor of the Black Saturday fires and Domestic Violence


  • In Scotland, there are questions around changing the ‘corroboration’ clause in sexual assault cases – read more about the Cadder Ruling and its impacts here
  • Amnesty International and the European Women’s Lobby call for the EU to do more to end violence against women
  • In the UK, Aisha Gill looks into honour-based killings
  • Read here about forced marriages of young women in NZ, and the government response
  • The Center for Disease Control in the USA has released its findings on the number of women who will experience violence in their lifetimes, as reported here on The Rocket
  • In Pakistan, NGOs are pushing for domestic violence to be criminalised


Coming up!

some great events are coming up over the next few months:

20 February: In the ACT there is a public forum on Exploring Sexual Violence and institutionalisation in the ACT

23 February: Equality Rights Alliance Federal Budget Training in Brisbane – see Events

28 February: Equality Rights Alliance Federal Budget Training in Canberra – see Events

2 March: National Womens’ Alliances International Womens’ Day 2012 in Canberra – see Events

15 March: The Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture in Western Australia is focussing on The Sexualisation of Girls in the Digital Age

14-16 November: The No To Violence conference is being held in St Kilda

And there is still time to register for Identifying the Hidden Disaster and the 2nd World Shelter Conference

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