The sixtieth session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW60) continues this week! Julie Oberin, Margaret Augerinos, Bonney Corbin and Maria Delaney, AWAVA’s delegates at CSW60, have been updating us all week. Follow us (@AWAVA_women) on twitter to keep up to date with the meeting. For more on CSW60, follow this link to The Gender Agency’s comprehensive blog!
Around the Country
- AWAVA joined over 80 other family violence experts and community groups in delivering a letter to the Prime Minister, calling for major increases in the upcoming budget to address critical shortages in domestic and family violence funding. Read the letter here. There is still time for organisations to sign on.
- A submission by the Australian Cross Disability Alliance to a Senate committee inquiry has pointed out that 90 per cent of women with an intellectual disability have been subjected to sexual abuse.