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7 08, 2018

Become an AWAVA Friend & Supporter

By |August 7th, 2018|Get Involved|0 Comments

Our Friends and Supporters share our vision to ensure that all women and children are able to live free from all forms of violence and abuse. We currently have over 200 individuals and organisations from a diverse range of backgrounds in our friends and supporters network.   AWAVA’s Vision, Values, Principles and Objectives can be [...]

10 07, 2018

United Nations reviews Australia’s record on women’s rights

By |July 10th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

On 2-3 July 2018, the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women reviewed Australia's record on women's rights.   As well as a report by the Australian Government, the CEDAW Committee was informed by civil society organisations, including AWAVA through our Shadow Report on violence against women.   Other Australian NGOs and [...]

15 06, 2018

2018 CEDAW Shadow Report – Violence Against Women

By |June 15th, 2018|2018|0 Comments

AWAVA with contributions from National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum, Harmony Alliance and Refugee Council of Australia has made a submission to the 70th session of the United Nations Conventions on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).   The shadow report looks at the issues of violence against women.   Download [...]

12 06, 2018

Investing to end violence against women

By |June 12th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

[Excerpt from AWAVA's Budget Analysis 2018-19]   In terms of balancing revenue and spending measures, we believe that with an appropriate level of commitment there is scope to substantially increase funding under the National Plan. The Australian Government could recalibrate its funding to anti-terror and national security measures, in line with the huge disparity between [...]

12 06, 2018

Addressing Financial Abuse Booklet

By |June 12th, 2018|Best Practice Resources|0 Comments

The Commonwealth Bank and Domestic Violence NSW have launched Addressing Financial Abuse, a booklet for domestic and family violence support workers to help affected people establish financial independence as a key step in leaving abusive relationships.   The booklet provides guidance on the simple steps that can be taken to promote financial independence , such [...]

8 06, 2018

AWAVA’s 2018-19 Federal Budget Analysis

By |June 8th, 2018|Media Release, Research|0 Comments

We have completed our analysis of how the 2018-19 Federal Budget addresses violence against women. While there is some good news in the Budget, other areas need significant improvement. Download our full analysis:    Have a look at our video summary here:  

22 05, 2018

Submission in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System Issues Paper

By |May 22nd, 2018|2018|0 Comments

AWAVA, along with National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA) and Harmony Alliance: Migrant and Refugee Women for Change, has made a joint submission in response to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s Review of the Family Law System Issues Paper.   Download our submission here  

1 05, 2018

Survey: Consulting on the Fourth Action Plan

By |May 1st, 2018|Get Involved|0 Comments

The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 (National Plan) is a major policy framework that has the potential to help achieve gender equality and end violence against women. The National Plan acts as the primary Australian policy on reducing sexual assault and domestic and family violence. The National Plan has [...]

30 04, 2018

Women’s Refuges as Part of Feminism: A View from a Different Angle

By |April 30th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

AWAVA was one of the sponsor partners for the March 2018 issues of the Parity Magazine titled The Future of Women's Refugees.   Dr Merrindahl Andrew, AWAVA's Program Manager is writing on women's refuges as part of feminism: While refuges are clearly part of the homelessness services sector, [...] what is sometimes less clear in [...]

15 03, 2018

Gender lens to cyberbullying

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

  On Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The National Day is a positive day of action, bringing school communities together to help find workable solutions that address bullying and violence. While there has been a lot [...]