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25 02, 2020

Submission on the Review of Online Safety Laws

By |February 25th, 2020|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA welcomes a public consultation on new online safety laws and a move to harmonise the legislation in order to better respond to abuse perpetrated online. Overall we are supportive of the proposed legislative changes. As the National Women’s Alliances tasked with providing input on policy aiming to prevent and respond to different manifestations of [...]

13 01, 2020

Civil Society Report for the Beijing +25 Review

By |January 13th, 2020|Research & Reports|0 Comments

Working Together for Equality: NGO Beijing +25 Review has been developed by a caucus of Australian civil society organisations to evaluate the progress of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action by Australia. AWAVA has been an active member of the caucus, drafted a section on violence against women and contributed to a number of other  sections [...]

9 01, 2020

AWAVA’s operations in light of the unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis

By |January 9th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

9 January 2020    WESNET, as contract manager and employer for the AWAVA secretariat based in Canberra, have released the following statement in light of an unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis in the ACT.   "As you may know, the AWAVA Secretariat is located in Canberra, which has been subject to unhealthy and [...]

7 01, 2020

Weekly Round-Up 2019 Archive

By |January 7th, 2020|Weekly Round-Up Archives|0 Comments

  Australia slides on gender gap and peace & security index, including trans people in gender-based violence conversations, reports, surveys and more! 19 December 2019 Peak for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family violence survivors defunded, WESNET phone program loses funding, resources, research and more 12 December 2019 WA family violence law reform package, group [...]

17 12, 2019

Position paper: The Status of Women and Girls with Disability in Australia

By |December 17th, 2019|Research & Reports|0 Comments

Women With Disabilities Australia (WWDA) CEO Carolyn Frohmader for and on behalf of Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO) and the National Women’s Alliances, including AWAVA, has prepared this Position Paper on the Status of Women and Girls with Disability in Australia. The paper covers the current status of women and girls with disability under the [...]

11 12, 2019

Survey on the standards of service provision for victims/survivors of gender-based violence

By |December 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

You can pre-view the survey questions by downloading this file. The survey can be filled out here.

10 12, 2019

Letter to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP on the decision to defund the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (FVPLS)

By |December 10th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has written to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians, requesting that funding be reinstated to the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum), and much-needed additional resources be allocated to the body. We were very concerned to learn that funding to National FVPLS Forum has been cut, [...]

28 11, 2019

Thinking of engaging with the Select Committee inquiry into family law?

By |November 28th, 2019|Get Involved, In Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA’s position   Along with Fair Agenda and over 100 peak bodies and practitioners, we opposed the establishment of the inquiry. We made a joint statement calling for immediate action to make family law safer, separate from this unnecessary and harmful inquiry.   Now that the inquiry is going ahead against our advice, we are [...]

28 11, 2019

Specialist Women’s Services Webinar Presentation

By |November 28th, 2019|Research & Reports|0 Comments

On November 18 AWAVA Program Manager Dr Merrindahl Andrew delivered a presentation on “The Unique Role of Specialist Women’s Services in ending Violence Against Women” as part of the WESNET Webinar Series. Download the presentation here:

28 11, 2019

Submission to Senate Inquiry on Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition Bill 2019

By |November 28th, 2019|2019, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Social Security (Administration) Amendment (Income Management to Cashless Debit Card Transition) Bill 2019. We recommend that the Australian Government abandon the cashless debit cards legislation; establish a voluntary opt-in framework for welfare management; and apply intersectional gender lens to the social security policy. Download [...]