Welcome to the latest weekly round-up from the responding to violence against women sector. The 2015 Male Champions of Change business forum was held in Sydney on Tuesday. We are pleased to see the commitment of leaders in the business community to tackling both gender equality and domestic violence, and are delighted that domestic violence is increasingly being recognised as a workplace issue in public discourse. Read retired Lieutenant General, David Morrison’s, insightful speech from the forum here. For more information about the initiative, have a look at their website here!

Around the country

Around the world

Get involved!

  • Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) is recruiting for the position of Senior Project Officer (Perpetrator Interventions). More information 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!

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