Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. In this issue we have a bumper crop of interesting and in-depth articles and links after our few weeks of hiatus, not to mention some fantastic resources and reports.


In the last two weeks, AWAVA have been very busy. We attended both the Violence Prevention – It’s Everybody’s Business conference held in Bendigo last week, as well as participating in an extremely valuable training workshop run by Advocacy for Inclusion in Canberra on the violence experienced by women with disabilities. We always welcome the chance to share and learn from our colleagues, and we hope that you find some of the many resources linked to below as useful as we have.

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Research, Resources and Reports

Get Involved!

  • Our Sister Alliance, the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC), is looking for a woman to represent South Australia on their Networking the Networks Advisory Group, which administers the National Rural Women’s Network! If you are a woman who wants to ensure that rural, remote and regional women’s voices are heard, be sure to check out this fantastic opportunity 
  • Also from our Sister Alliances, economic Security 4 Women (eS4W) & NRWC are holding a community discussion about how the economic impact on women could be accommodated in approaches to natural and environmental disaster preparation, emergency management, disaster relief, recovery and mitigation policy and financial assistance. The forum will take place on Thursday 23rd October 2014 10:00am – 1:30pm in Marburg, QLD. Register online by Friday 17 October 
  • The Challenging Responses to Family Violence Conference will be held in Ballarat, Victoria on 12-13 November 2014. The focus of the conference is how to work with the complex effects of family violence on women, men and children, to explore ideas and approaches for preventative work, and to challenge, explore and become innovative
  • ANROWS is now taking Expressions of Interest (EOI) for the October 2014 Grants Round as part of ANROWS’s Research Program 2014-2016. Researchers from academic and research institutions, non-government organisations (NGOs) and community organisations are invited to apply 



**Articles published do not necessarily reflect the view of AWAVA and are included as items of interest only.