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3 10, 2019

Submission into the review of adequacy of Newstart payments

By |October 3rd, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Senate inquiry into the adequacy of Newstart and related payments and alternative mechanisms to determine the level of income support payments in Australia. We have called on the government to increase Newstart and other related payments by at least $75 per week. Download our submission here [...]

2 10, 2019

Blueprint for Reform

By |October 2nd, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

Removing Barriers to Safety for Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence who are on Temporary Visas Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights. The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children envisions an Australia free from all forms of violence and abuse against women and their children.   On [...]

26 09, 2019

Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women: A survey of activities in Australia – Report

By |September 26th, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

26 September 2019     Primary prevention is an approach to address the underlying gendered and other intersecting drivers of violence to stop violence before it occurs. Primary prevention of violence against women encompasses activities to build respectful relationships and increase gender equality to reduce and ultimately end violence against women. It also includes activities [...]

20 09, 2019

Technology-facilitated abuse legal guides

By |September 20th, 2019|Best Practice Resources|0 Comments

WESNET, Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria and the Women's Legal Service NSW have prepared legal guides on laws relevant to people experiencing technology-facilitated abuse and stalking. For more information on laws in each State or Territory, click here.

20 09, 2019

Employer Guide to Family and Domestic Violence

By |September 20th, 2019|Best Practice Resources|0 Comments

The Australian Government's Fair Work Ombudsman has produced an Employer Guide to Family and Domestic Violence. Knowledge, awareness and planning can help employers support their employees, meet their workplace obligations and protect their workplaces. The guide outlines:- the role of the Fair Work Ombudsman and how they can help a checklist for managing family and [...]

20 09, 2019

Data: Fighting or facilitating violence against women?

By |September 20th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

Photo by Franki Chamaki on Unsplash   In early 2018, Google has launched a website titled “Me Too Rising” [1] that visualises trends of web searches of across space and time at a global scale, noting cities where a markedly high proportion of total searches are for “MeToo”. Me Too is a movement [...]

18 09, 2019

AWAVA calls for family law parliamentary inquiry to be abandoned

By |September 18th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement   18 September 2019   Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) calls on parliamentarians of all parties to stop the proposed inquiry into family law, which was announced yesterday in response to a motion by Senator Pauline Hanson.   “We have had enough enquiries. There are steps the Government can take right now [...]

9 09, 2019

Job vacancy: Administration and Communications Assistant

By |September 9th, 2019|Get Involved|0 Comments

AWAVA is seeking a part time (30 hours per fortnight) Administration and Communications Assistant to join the AWAVA team based in our Canberra office. The position is linked to the SCHCADS 2010 Award (MA000100) Level 3.2 ($30.63 per hour). The Administration and Communications Assistant will provide administrative, organisational, and communication support to the program staff, [...]

2 09, 2019

Analysis of the Fourth Action Plan

By |September 2nd, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

The Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children has been announced and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments. AWAVA has prepared an analysis of the Fourth Action Plan mapping it against our earlier submission during the consultations.   In summary, the Fourth Action Plan is positive [...]

27 08, 2019

Guidelines for reporting on violence against women

By |August 27th, 2019|Best Practice Resources|0 Comments

Evidence-based reporting can help audiences understand the complex issue of violence against women. The way the media reports on the issue can influence policy outcomes, inform victims/survivors' decisions about seeking support and sharing their experiences, and affect how users of violence understand their choice to use violence and whether they take steps towards positive change. [...]