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9 10, 2018

Mapping Domestic Priorities and International Commitments

By |October 9th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

This document outlines AWAVA’s domestic advocacy priorities against international frameworks and commitments on gender equality and women’s rights. AWAVA Advocacy Priorities Australian governments must fund and support effective, accessible and competent services for the diverse groups of women subjected to different forms of violence. Women's and children's safety must be placed at the centre of [...]

8 10, 2018

Position Paper on the Development of the Fourth Action Plan

By |October 8th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA offers a comprehensive structure that policy-makers might find useful in conceptualising the priority areas for the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, and working towards a second National Plan. We offer a framework for addressing violence against women and their children holistically by taking intersectional approaches [...]

2 10, 2018

Submission on the situation of women human rights defenders

By |October 2nd, 2018|Submissions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the consultation held by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders with a focus on women human rights defenders. We focused on the emerging trends of technology-facilitated abuse of women, as well as the backlash against mainstreaming gender equality. Download our submission here [...]

2 10, 2018

Submission on the gender perspectives on privacy

By |October 2nd, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA's made a submission to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy with a specific focus on gender perspectives of privacy. Download our submission here  

26 09, 2018

Submission on the development of the Fourth Action Plan

By |September 26th, 2018|In Focus, Research|0 Comments

This submission draws on the survey conducted by AWAVA in May-June 2018, as well as AWAVA’s policy positions established in consultation with our members and networks including peak bodies and other diverse organisations from every State and Territory in Australia working in areas such as domestic and family violence, sexual assault, legal assistance, and education.   [...]

3 09, 2018

Submission to the consultation on the development of the National Plan on Elder Abuse

By |September 3rd, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the consultation on the development of the National Plan on Elder Abuse highlighting the need to ensure gender-sensitive conceptualisation and approaches when responding to elder abuse.   Download our submission here  

3 09, 2018

AWAVA Fourth Action Plan Survey Report

By |September 3rd, 2018|In Focus, Research|0 Comments

The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 (the 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.   Support for [...]

28 08, 2018

Submission on the Practice of Dowry and the Incidence of Dowry Abuse in Australia

By |August 28th, 2018|2018, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the Senate Inquiry on the practice of dowry and the incidence of dowry abuse in Australia. Download our submission here  

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 [...]