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.
Around the Country
- In Queensland, Dame Quentin Bryce, head of the recently formed Domestic Violence Taskforce, has stated her concerns that incidents of violence are becoming more common and more severe
- In Victoria, the motorsport community are working to raise awareness of violence against women and children
- Muslim women have become the target of growing levels of islamophobic violence following increasing public rhetoric about terrorism in Australia