Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up! This week, many of the links we feature concern the stories and experiences of women from Australia and around the world. Taking the time to truly hear women, especially survivors, is pivotal to our success in addressing men’s violence against women. These conversations, about our feminism and our activism, are what drive us to make effective change.

Around the Country

  • Terms of Reference are now available for the Senate Standing Committees of Community Affairs Inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people with disability
  • The Australian Women’s Weekly have published the stories of five Australian women who have survived domestic violence
    [TRIGGER WARNING: Descriptions of violence, violence against children]
  • Australian employers who have introduced domestic violence leave have been identified as ‘world leaders’ in addressing violence against women
  • Judith Lucy’s new television show, Judith Lucy is All Woman, is set to address feminism and violence against women in modern Australia
  • UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo, was interviewed on RN Breakfast about violence against women in Australia
  • Rosie Batty published a letter to her son Luke on the anniversary of his death [TRIGGER WARNING: Violence against children, death]
  • In Victoria, there has been a sharp increase in numbers of sexual assaults reported on school and university campuses in the last financial year
  • In Queensland, questions are being raised about the effectiveness of the current civil domestic violence order system
  • In Victoria, the taskforce established by Former Chief Commissioner Ken Lay to investigate complaints of sexual harassment, serious predatory behaviour and sex discrimination by Victorian police has resulted in the arrest of a Protective Services officer for child sexual abuse

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