Women’s services continue to highlight the prevalence of technology-facilitated violence and abuse. Last week AWAVA made a submission to a Senate Inquiry in which we recommended that the unauthorised sharing of intimate images be made a criminal offence under federal law. As we noted in the submission, ‘the non-consensual sharing of intimate images, or the threat to share such images, is increasingly used as a tactic of control in abusive relationships and in the perpetration of sexual assault.’ We hope for a constructive response from policy-makers after the committee reports on 25 February.

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  • AWAVA, in conjunction with Our Watch and supported by WESNET, invite you to attend an international conference on violence against women. The conference will be held from 19 to 22 September 2016. More information here!
  • ‘Violence against women: ANROWS research to policy and practice’ is the inaugural national research conference on violence against women and children, running from 23 to 25 February in Melbourne. Find out more here!
  • For Purpose Australia is running a three day professional development workshop for people working in the not-for-profit sector. The workshop will be held in Canberra from 17 to 19 February, with the option of enrolling in individual seminars on each of the days.
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Centre ACT is holding its annual ball on 19 March 2016 in Canberra.Register here!
  • The 21st Nursing Network on Violence Against Women International Conference 2016 will be held from 26 to 28 October 2016. More information here!