The first month of 2013 is almost over, and it feels like only yesterday we were wishing each other Happy New Year! Lots of news from around the world and around the country this week, and a few new ways that you can get involved in making a difference

Around Australia


One Billion Rising

  • Find out what is happening in Melbourne and how you can be involved
  • If you’re in Sydney here is how you can join in

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January 2013


  • Calls for papers close 5 February – 13-15 May The White Ribbon International Conference, Sydney 
  • 18- 20  February: The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)’s inaugural Conference, Canberra
  • 20 February: Launch of We Will Not Go Quietly – zine by and for sexual assault survivors, 6.30pm-8.00pm, Melbourne, RSVP by 11 February 2013
  • 27 Febuary: Getting Safe Against the Odds – Family violence and women with a disability – Training  for workers who are currently working in the family violence sector to gain a better understanding of the context and experiences of women with disabilities who experience violence


  • 7 March WIRE in Victoria present Understanding Financial Abuse in the context of Family Violence
  • 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
  • ‘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
  • 25-28 August  8th Australasian Council of Women and Policing conference will be held in Adelaide . Calls for papers is currently open


  • 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