This is the last round-up for 2012 as it takes a short break over the Christmas and New Year period. The AWAVA team would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our subscribers for their ongoing support and feedback during the year, and wish everyone all the best for 2013!

Around the country:

And internationally:

Resources and Research

Some interesting reports, research and fact-sheets recently published are well worth a read:

Upcoming Events

January 2013


  • 18- 20  February: The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)’s inaugural Conference being held  in Canberra


  • 21 March: Australian Women’s Coalition is calling young women between 18 – 30 years who live, study or work in Auburn, Bankstown, Liverpool or Coffs Harbour NSW, or in Canberra, ACT to be a part of SHOUT!  A series of three free workshops will run in each location, complemented by an online network of support and skills-sharing and a local network of participants and AWC member organisations. The workshops will culminate in community events on Harmony Day next year,  Find out more here


  • 11-12 April: Registration is now open for the Child Aware Approaches Conference, Melbourne
  • 28-30 April: The Australian Migrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance (AMaRWA) will be holding a 2 day national conference: Stand Up!  Eliminating All Forms of Violence Against CALD Women, supported by AWAVA.  Put it in your diary!
  • ‘Miss Representation’ Screening Tour: Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NSW are planning a series of screenings of ‘Miss Representation’ across Australia in 2012/13. If you are interested in hosting a screening of this film in partnership with WIFT NSW please email them


  • 4-15 March 2013: 57th Session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW57), New York, priority theme: Eliminating and prevention all forms of violence against women and girls