This week, AWAVA welcomed the launch of a new National Foundation to prevent to violence against women and their children. Chaired by former Democrats Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, this foundation represents an incredibly important commitment from both the Federal and Victorian governments to eliminate gender-based violence. Separately, the Hon. Minister Collins also announced 3 milllion dollars in funding for research into preventing perpetrators of violence from re-offending.  In response , AWAVA has developed a media release commending this step as part of a broader strategy to prevent violence against women and girls.

It was an exciting week full of rousing announcements and developments for the women’s sector. AWAVA’s collaborative and long-term vision to prevent and eliminate all violence against women has been energised by these renewed efforts. We look forward to continuing strengthening partnerships at all levels for the benefit of women and children everywhere.

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Get Involved!

  • Join the joint National Women’s Alliances Project Women Vote 2013 by participating in the “Women! Use your Vote” campaign
  • The NSW Government recently released a series of documents relating to the NSW Domestic and family violence framework (reforms) for public consultation.  Responses to their survey are due by 5:00pm on 30 July 2013


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