Welcome to AWAVA’s weekly round-up. This week, the number of women killed as a result of domestic violence has tragically increased to 53. Given the extent and severity of gender based violence, AWAVA is of the firm belief that all sections of society need to challenge culturally entrenched beliefs and work towards achieving gender equality.

Around the Country

Around the World

Research, Resources and Reports

Get Involved!

  • AWAVA is hiring! We are recruiting a Program Manager to lead our Canberra secretariat. Apply here!
  • Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is hosting two public lectures with internationally renowned scholar on legal responses to domestic violence, Professor Leigh Goodmark, on 10 and 14 August 2015. Register here!
  • Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner, Megan Mitchell, will discuss her role and the development of her 2015 Parliamentary report through a webinar at 1pm on 12 August 2015. Registerhere!
  • The Women’s World Summit Foundation’s new campaign – 17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities – begins on 1 October 2015. More information here!
  • The 2015 National Indigenous Domestic Violence Conference will be held on 7 October 2015 in Carrara, Queensland.
  • Ask LOIS (Legal Online Information Service) is a free online service, providing legal information to community workers assisting women in NSW. Find out more about upcoming webinars on various legal issues on their website.
**Articles published do not necessarily reflect the view of AWAVA and are included as items of interest only.
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