Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, we highlight news and articles that reflect on men’s violence against women and its place in our society. In order to eliminate men’s violence against women, it is crucial to examine not only individual incidents of gender-based violence, but also the structures, patterns and attitudes in our communities that perpetuate violence and send the message to perpetrators that their actions are acceptable. Sadly, these underlying factors are pervasive, however identifying them is the first step to creating safer and more equal communities for both women and men.
Around the Country
- Representatives from AWAVA gave evidence about current efforts to prevent male violence against women at the second Public Hearing of the Senate Inquiry into domestic violence in Canberra on Wednesday 15 October
- During the Public Hearing, AWAVA and Women’s Services Network chairwoman Julie Oberin presented information on the increasing rates of technology being used to stalk and harass women in Australia