Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA weekly round-up! Last week was Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick’s last week in the role. Elizabeth Broderick has made immense contributions to improving the lives of women and girls over her 8 years in this role and we pay our respect to her. In a recent speech at the National Press Club, she spoke about the need to view domestic violence as a human rights abuse, while highlighting that domestic violence cannot be addressed until we tackle larger societal attitudes about women. More on her speech can be found here.

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  • Women’s Services Network (WESNET) is presenting two free webinars under the Recharge project funded by ACCAN on technology and safety for community legal service and domestic/family violence practitioners. Places limited.  Register here!
  • 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!