Welcome to the latest AWAVA Weekly-Round Up. We are delighted to announce that the two keynote speakers at the AWAVA/Our Watch international conference in September 2016 will be Marai Larasi and Rashida Manjoo. Marai Larasi is Executive Director of Imkaan, a UK-based organisation dedicated to addressing violence against Black women and girls. Rashida Majoo was United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women from 2009 to 2015, and is now a Professor in the Department of Public Law at the University of Cape Town. We can’t wait to listen to them both speak about their work and share their stories with us in September. Find out more on our brand new conference website! More great speakers to come. Follow us to stay updated!

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  • Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) is looking for a motivated, innovative and independent person to join the ERA team as a part-time Administration Officer. ERA is a national non-government network advocating for women’s equality. Applications close 4 March. 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.
  • 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!
  • Women’s Legal Centre NSW is hosting a free webinar on domestic violence and immigration. The webinar will be held on 25 February at 11 am. Register here!
  • Summer of Respect, an ACT based anti-sexual violence campaign is screening a documentary, The Hunting Ground, which addresses sexual assault on US university campuses. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion, and will be held on 3 March 2016. Register here!
  • Domestic Violence Crisis Centre ACT is holding its annual ball on 19 March 2016 in Canberra. Register here!