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12 03, 2020

Submission to the Joint Select Committe on Australia’s Family Law System

By |March 12th, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System. AWAVA’s position has always been consistent that the redevelopment of the family law system should be underpinned by the following principles: 1. Safety for victims/survivors and their children; 2. Accessibility of the system; 3. Fairness and responsiveness; and 4. Recognition [...]

5 03, 2020

Letter to Women’s Safety Ministers on urgent actions for women’s safety

By |March 5th, 2020|In Focus, Media Release|0 Comments

5 March 2020   Dear Women’s Safety Ministers, As specialists with years of experience working with and for women and children subjected to violence, we know that long-term, major reforms are needed over the coming months and years to achieve lasting improvements to safety and justice.   We also know there are key changes your [...]

5 03, 2020

Women’s Safety Ministers sent 5 urgent actions for women’s safety

By |March 5th, 2020|2020, Media Release|0 Comments

For immediate release |  AWAVA & Fair Agenda 5 March 2020 Ahead of the special meeting of Women’s Safety Ministers on Friday, domestic and family violence experts have today written to call for their governments to action five urgent and immediate changes to improve women’s safety. The letter authored by Australian Violence Against Women Alliance [...]

25 02, 2020

Understanding violence against women in today’s world – reflections on the Bangkok Regional Civil Society Forum for the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 25 year review

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

  Photo by Merrindahl Andrew     The year 2020 will mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action (1995), which affirmed that gender equality is a human right and a condition for social justice. From 24 to 26 November 2019 a Beijing+25 civil society forum for the [...]

25 02, 2020

Submission on the Review of Online Safety Laws

By |February 25th, 2020|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|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.