Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week, we have highlighted efforts from across the country and the globe to bring conversations about violence against women into the public sphere. Attitudes and beliefs about gender and violence allow this issue to continue and fester in our society, but these conversations offer the opportunity to engage people who would never otherwise think about gender-based violence to change opinions and behaviours they may have that contribute to gender inequality and violence. It is key for us to get the message out there: violence against women is everybody’s business.
Around the Country
- The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) has identified Tasmania as the lead jurisdiction in the push to make domestic violence orders apply across the whole of Australia
- Midwives around Australia have indicated that they do not have enough knowledge or training to assist pregnant women in violent relationships
- Journalist Georgina Dent has compared her experiences of harassment as a law student to those described by many women working as doctors