Welcome to this week’s round up of news about preventing and responding to violence against women. On Thursday last week, the Government released the Women’s Safety Package to Stop The Violence. The $100m package includes funding for school anti-violence programs, steps towards using technology for women’s safety, and expansion of ‘safe at home’ programs. While AWAVA welcomes this announcement, we reiterate our call for adequate resourcing for the full range of programs and services needed to support women. Read our media release here for more detailed comments on the recent announcements.

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  • 1800 Respect is holding a webinar on understanding violence against women with disabilities on 1 October. 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 Asia Pacific Professional Organisation Ltd’s ANZ | Papua New Guinea Gender Parity Symposium will be held from 12 to 15 October in Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra. More information and tickets here.
  • The Festival of THE Rural Woman, a free online global event, is running from 12 to 15 October 2015. Register here!
  • The Canberra Community Sleepout will be held on 16 October 2015. Find out how you can get involved and help raise awareness about homelessness in Canberra!
  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria is holding an interactive workshop to assist support workers better understand the Family Violence Protection Act on 20 October in Melbourne. Register here.
  • The 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters will be held in The Hague from 3 to 6 November 2015. More information here!