Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, many of the links we’re sharing relate to actions being taken to help prevent and eliminate violence against women. Across the country and across the globe, activists are working and building on the achievements of those who came before them to address gender based violence. Every action, however small, helps to counter the attitudes and culture that permit men’s violence against women to continue.
Around the Country
- Former Governor General and head of Queensland’s Domestic Violence Taskforce Quentin Bryce has said that men’s inaction is responsible for continued unacceptable rates of domestic violence
- The Federal Government has announced new measures to address human trafficking, slavery and forced marriage
- WESNET has partnered with Telstra to provide safe smart phones to women impacted by domestic violence
- Newly-elected Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is in the process of selecting a person to head the state’s royal commission into family violence
- Researchers from the University of Melbourne are advocating for responses to violence against women to be integrated into the medical, nursing and public health sectors around the world
- In Victoria, justices of the Court of Appeal have called for tougher sentences for vengeful former partners, saying domestic violence in Victoria has become an epidemic