Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. Many of the links we have shared this week highlight the interconnectedness and intersectionality of violence against women. The conversations and actions taking place around the world are crucial if we are to prevent and eliminate violence against women. From violence against women with disabilities; to violence against women in culturally diverse communities; to relationships to violence in the trans* community; as well as many other intersecting identities and communities, gender-based violence is a key topic of discussion.
Around the Country
- Former Governor-General Quentin Bryce has been appointed chair of a new taskforce addressing domestic violence in Queensland
- In the ACT, a new scheme has been introduced to assist women with disabilities who experience sexual assault and domestic violence
- The Conversation has launched a series of articles with a particular focus on domestic violence, including: sexist media workplaces and poor reporting on violence against women; an analysis of the question ‘why doesn’t she just leave?’; and many others
- Current regulations around spousal visas are contributing to the exploitation and abuse of women
- In Bunbury, domestic violence victims are being provided with mobile phones to help with their recovery
- Intimate partner violence and homicide is an ‘everyday event’ in Australia