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13 04, 2021

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Violence and Abuse of People with Disability at Home

By |2021-04-13T12:50:29+10:00April 13th, 2021|2021, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Violence and Abuse of People with Disability at Home

In this submission we highlight that women with disability are more likely to experience more severe and frequent violence, by a wider array of perpetrators. They are additionally likely to encounter more barriers in seeking protection and justice. Girls and young women with disability are exposed to a broad range of violence perpetrated by carers, [...]

9 04, 2021

English Language Tests Won’t Stop Family Violence, But Will Keep Families Apart

By |2021-04-13T12:59:10+10:00April 9th, 2021|2021, Media Release|Comments Off on English Language Tests Won’t Stop Family Violence, But Will Keep Families Apart

9 April 2021   The Refugee Advice and Casework Service (RACS) and Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) strongly oppose the Department of Home Affairs’ proposed imposition of an English language requirement, on both sponsors and applicants, for a partner visa.   The Department of Home Affairs suggest in their consultation that passing an English test will make partner [...]

7 04, 2021

How to participate in parliamentary processes: an advocacy guide

By |2021-04-07T15:11:57+10:00April 7th, 2021|Blog|Comments Off on How to participate in parliamentary processes: an advocacy guide

Advocacy has long been used as a feminist tool to challenge and disassemble sexist attitudes, policies and practices. By looking first at parliamentary inquiries, followed by the process of lobbying, this blog outlines how to effectively engage with politicians and take advantage of parliamentary processes to support the rights and freedoms of women and girls [...]

26 02, 2021

Domestic Violence Advocates Tell Senate Committee To Reject The Government’s Plans Repeal Safe Lending Laws

By |2021-04-13T12:59:32+10:00February 26th, 2021|2021, Media Release|Comments Off on Domestic Violence Advocates Tell Senate Committee To Reject The Government’s Plans Repeal Safe Lending Laws

  26 February 2021   Financial abuse and domestic violence advocates will give evidence to the Senate Committee today about the harm women will face if the Government’s Supporting Economic Recovery Bill is passed.   Spokesperson for the Economic Abuse Reference Group Laura Bianchi said its 20 member organisations, which assist people experiencing financial abuse, have [...]

19 02, 2021

Passage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task

By |2021-04-13T12:59:53+10:00February 19th, 2021|2021, Media Release|Comments Off on Passage of flawed merger bill tasks family law judges with an impossible task

18 February 2021   The passage of the Government’s flawed merger bill by the barest of margins is a disappointing outcome for Australian children and families and tasks Australian judges with an impossible task, a coalition of stakeholders said today.   The Law Council of Australia, Women’s Legal Services Australia, Community Legal Centres Australia, the [...]

28 01, 2021

Criminalisation of Coercive Control: Issues Paper

By |2021-01-28T14:25:29+10:00January 28th, 2021|Research & Reports|Comments Off on Criminalisation of Coercive Control: Issues Paper

Coercive control is an umbrella term that refers to an ongoing pattern of controlling and coercive behaviours that pervade an individual’s daily life with a devastating impact. These behaviours may include physical, sexual, psychological, financial and emotional abuse and intimidation, used as tactics by a perpetrator to gain power, control and dominance over a victim/survivor. [...]

12 01, 2021

Weekly Round-Up 2020 Archive

By |2021-01-12T14:14:50+10:00January 12th, 2021|Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-Up 2020 Archive

  Women exploited by controversial rehabilitation centre, family violence expected to spike in post-COVID Christmas, reports and more. 17 December 2020 "Activism against violence against Indigenous women is every damn day” writes Marlene Longbottom, systemic failing in police handling of DFV and more. 8 December 2020 Family and Federal Court merger risks the lives of [...]

10 12, 2020

Highlights from AWAVA’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

By |2020-12-15T11:08:14+10:00December 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Highlights from AWAVA’s 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign

About 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence Campaign   Led by women’s rights defenders, the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was initiated by [...]

9 12, 2020

Good Practice Principles in Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

By |2021-01-19T10:26:47+10:00December 9th, 2020|Research & Reports|Comments Off on Good Practice Principles in Addressing Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

Given the high prevalence of sexual and gender-based violence and its complexity, it is critical that services working with victims/survivors of violence are appropriately equipped to support them.   The purpose of this brochure is to synthesise the unique and effective practice model derived from specialist women’s services to inform policy direction and practices of [...]

27 10, 2020

Submission to the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

By |2020-10-27T12:30:28+10:00October 27th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Continuation of Cashless Welfare) Bill 2020

AWAVA strongly opposes the proposed amendments to the Social Security (Administration) Act 1999, in particular to establish the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) as an ongoing program.   We recommend that the Australian Government: 1. Abandon the cashless debit cards legislation; 2. Establish a voluntary opt-in framework for welfare management; and 3. Apply an intersectional gender [...]

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