Read AWAVA’s Weekly Round-Ups to stay up to date on news from the preventing and responding to violence against women sector.


Love wins! 8 December 2017
Cross-border DVOs, sexual harassment in Aus media, & opportunities to get involved 1 December 2017
16 Days of Activism, Inap Nau partnership in PNG, the heavy toll of online abuse against women, & more 24 November 2017
Marriage equality, preventing systems abuse, 16 Days theme, and more 16 November 2017
Personal Safety Survey, the costs of leaving violence, and ways to get involved 9 November 2017
Tech safety, perpetrator interventions, events, and surveys. 3 November 2017
Gender responsive housing policy and more! 27 October 2017
New National Women’s Alliance, reporting image-based abuse, and more! 20 October 2017
International Day of the Girl and more! 13 October 2017
 Media awards, violence prevention in the Pacific, and more! 29 September 2017
NSW Tenancy Laws, smart homes, restorative justice and more! 22 September 2017
 CSW62 survey and more 15 September 2017
Launch of financial freedom app and more! 8 September 2017
Equal Pay Day and more! 1 September 2017
Vale Fiona Richardson MP 25 August 2017
Postal survey on marriage equality and more 18 August 2017
The unique role of women’s services, 1800RESPECT trauma counselling and more 10 August 2017
AHRC report, dowry-related abuse and more 4 August 2017
Universities Australia (UA) announces national round-the-clock 1800 helpline, run by Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA), for survivors of sexual assault on university campuses 27 July 2017
Amendments to the Family Law Act to ban alleged perpetrators from cross-examining victims/survivors in domestic violence cases  20 July 2017
 True Relationships and Reproductive Health and Multicultural Centre for Women’s Health two-day National Multicultural Women’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Conference and more 13 July 2017
 Fair Work Commission’s decision on domestic violence leave and more 6 July 2017
 WESNET Annual TechSafety Summit and more! 29 June 2017
AWAVA has joined Women’s Legal Service NSW and 86 other organisations to AWAVA has joined Women’s Legal Service NSW and 86 other organisations to urge the NSW Government to expand the types of evidence that women will be able to rely end a tenancy 22 June 2017
AWAVA joins the call for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with a disability 15 June 2017
Our Watch releases a major new resource, Putting the prevention of violence against women into practice: How to change the story 8 June 2017
The National Foundation for Australian Women releases its 2017 Gender Lens report 24 May 2017
Banning direct cross-examination of victims of violence in family law proceedings 17 May 2017
AWAVA’s Response to Federal Budget 2017 11 May 2017
The Victorian Government announces $1.9 billion in funding to address family violence 3 May 2017
The Australian Government reverses its decision to cut 30% of Commonwealth funding from Community Legal Centres 28 April 2017
New data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) on number of women and girls admitted to hospital as a result of assault in 2013-14 21 April 2017

International Anti-Street Harassment week

4 April 2017
1800 Respect contract put out to tender by Medibank Health Services 28 March 2017
Opposition from community organisations to the Omnibus Bill 21 March 2017
Celebrating International Women’s Day 8 March 2017
Bystander intervention to prevent and respond to violence against women 1 March 2017
Access to safe abortion 21 February 2017
Domestic violence and homelessness 14 February 2017
Violence in LGBTIQ communities 8 February 2017
Muslim women fight back against Donald Trump’s executive order restricting people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US 2 February 2017
Women around the world march in solidarity 26 January 2017
AWAVA stands in solidarity with to end victim blaming and eliminate violence against women 19 January 2017