Welcome to the latest AWAVA Round-Up! Do you have a view on domestic violence and gender equality? The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration is calling for submissions from individuals and community organisations on this issue. The closing date for submissions is 21 March 2016. More information here.

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Research, reports and resources

  • A report on young Australians’ attitudes to violence against women by Vic Health, The Social Research Centre and the University of Melbourne is available here.


Get involved!

  • 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!
  • Join in One Billion Rising, the biggest mass action to end violence against women in human history! Between 14 February and 8 March 2016, at events all over the world, people will express their outrage, strike, dance, and rise in defiance of the injustices women suffer. Find out more here!
  • ANROWS invites applications for funding under the Perpetrator Interventions Research Stream which opened on 1 February 2016 and closes 28 April 2016.
  • The Melbourne Research Alliance to End Violence against Women and their Children (MAEVe) is hosting a public event on 10 February in Melbourne to discuss the intersection of technology and violence against women.
  • 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 17-19 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 26-28 October 2016. More information here!