National Roundtable on violence against women in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities and more*

Welcome to the latest edition of AWAVA’s Round-Up of the Anti-Violence against Women Sector. This week, the government held a National Roundtable on violence against women in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Follow AWAVA_women on Twitter for updates from the Roundtable! You can also download a copy of the family safety pack that was launched at the Roundtable here. In addition, the government has announced that it will provide women who arrive in Australia on partner visas with information packs on domestic violence before they migrate. AWAVA is pleased to see that addressing the unique experiences of CALD women is high on the agenda!

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Get Involved!

  • YWCA Canberra is hosting its ‘She Leads Workshop’ on 11 August 2015. These workshops are designed to equip women with skills to take on leadership positions on boards. Register here by COB 10 August 2015.
  • 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.
  • The Canberra Community Sleepout will be held on 16 October 2015. Find out here how you can get involved and help combat homelessness in Canberra!
  • The 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters will be held in the Hague from 3 – 6 November 2015. More information here!
  • 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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