Last week, AWAVA attended AMaRWA’s national Stand Up! Eliminating All Forms of Violence Against CALD Women conference, sponsoring three CALD women survivors of violence and their support workers to make sure that particularly marginalised women’s voices are heard by governments. We thank the survivors and their support workers for the valuable time and for sharing their experiences.

Candlelight vigils were held in the ACT, Queensland and Tasmania, to remember the victims of family and domestic violence.   Tasmanian Minister, Cassy O’Connor, said the event, held each year on the first Wednesday in May, was “an important way of promoting awareness of the issue,” adding “It is a tragic toll and one that is wholly preventable”.

AWAVA’s Chair, Julie Oberin, participated in the National Plan Implementation Panel meeting back on 23-24 April, we hope to report back to you soon on the outcomes.

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Resources, Research and Reports

  • Technology Safety Tips click here for some great tips and fact sheets on Women and Technology Safety, from WESNETs SafetyNet Australia Project

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Have your say – AWAVA have developed a draft discussion paper on female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) for comment and input. Click here to read more detail and provide your feedback by 7 May


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