Welcome to AWAVA’s weekly round-up! This week, we bring great news from Victoria, where the government has introduced family violence leave for public servants. We would like to congratulate the government for recognising domestic violence as a workplace issue and showing commitment to securing women’s economic independence! For further commentary on the implications of domestic violence leave, listen to Gender Violence Research Network’s Shabnam Hameed, as she discusses the importance of supportive workplace conditions for victims of domestic violence in this interview.

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  • YWCA Canberra is looking for a Communications and Advocacy Officer. Apply here!
  • The Damned Whores and God’s Police 40 Years On Conference on Anne Summer’s seminal text by the same name will be held at the University of Technology Sydney, from 21 – 23 September 2015. Register here!
  • 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 Festival of THE Rural Woman, a free online global event, is running from 12 – 15 October 2015. Register here!
  • 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!