Yearly Archives: 2015

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8 10, 2015

AWAVA condemns sexual violence in offshore detention – 8 October 2015

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AWAVA condemns the sexual violence and abuse in offshore detention sites and requests urgent action by the Australian government, including bringing refugee women who have been sexually assaulted to Australia for appropriate care and access to abortion in cases of pregnancy if they choose.   The Australian government should also take further action to help [...]

24 09, 2015

Response to the announcement of a Women’s Safety Package 24 September 2015

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The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the release today of the Federal Government’s Women’s Safety Package, and acknowledges the leadership shown by the Prime Minister and other Ministers in moving emphatically to make violence against women and gender equality a priority.   AWAVA is pleased that the package includes steps towards using technology [...]

18 05, 2015

Media Release: Federal Budget delivers no relief for women and children experiencing violence

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AWAVA has joined with other key women's organisations to respond to the release of the Federal Government's 2015-16 budget and assess the funding allocations for anti-violence against women initiatives.   Read our Joint Press Release - Federal Budget delivers no relief for women and children experiencing violence.

21 04, 2015

Women’s Sector Calls on COAG to take urgent action to address violence against women

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AWAVA joined with 61 other women's organisations across Australia to call on COAG to take urgent steps to address violence against women. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, we called for robust funding for primary prevention initiatives and sustained and adequate resourcing for women's specialist services. Read our joint Letter to the Prime [...]