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2 07, 2020

AWAVA Submission to OHCHR on Increase in DFV during COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-07-02T13:56:42+10:00July 2nd, 2020|2020|Comments Off on AWAVA Submission to OHCHR on Increase in DFV during COVID-19 pandemic

In this submission we discuss the increase in prevalence and intensity of several types of sexual and gender-based violence inflicted on women and their children during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as providing the analysis of the government response in relation to domestic and family violence. This submission provides Australian context.   Download [...]

30 06, 2020

Survey report on the victims/survivors experiences of seeking help

By |2020-07-16T11:26:39+10:00June 30th, 2020|Research & Reports|Comments Off on Survey report on the victims/survivors experiences of seeking help

Survey Data Analysis Report The role of the specialist women’s services: Survey on the standards of service provision for victims/survivors of gender-based violence This survey was conducted at the end 2019 by Australian Women Against Violence Alliance to gather data and evidence for an update of the 2016 AWAVA’s Policy Brief on the unique role [...]

30 06, 2020

Equipped to act

By |2020-06-30T15:14:55+10:00June 30th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Equipped to act

Many people behave in ways that are disrespectful or discriminatory towards women, girls and non-binary people. These actions often target people for their gender identity or expression, and they may also target people’s Aboriginality, disability, sexuality, race, migration status or other identity. When people behave in a way that is disrespectful or discriminatory, it can [...]

30 06, 2020

Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

By |2020-06-30T09:40:17+10:00June 30th, 2020|2020|Comments Off on Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

In this submission AWAVA discusses homelessness arising from experiences of domestic and family violence. As the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has established, “Domestic and family violence is the main reason women and children leave their homes in Australia and is consistently one of the most common reasons clients have sought assistance from specialist [...]

19 05, 2020

FCCA and FCA Merger Bill

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00May 19th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on FCCA and FCA Merger Bill

AWAVA has made a submission to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 [Provisions] and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 [Provisions].   Understanding of DFV and sexual violence requires intersectional and gender lenses that view violence against women as occurring within a patriarchal [...]

8 05, 2020

Experts warn COVID-19 impacts on women’s safety just beginning

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00May 8th, 2020|2020, Media Release|Comments Off on Experts warn COVID-19 impacts on women’s safety just beginning

Joint AWAVA and Fair Agenda media release 8 May 2020 Key domestic violence experts are issuing a joint warning that the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s safety are only just beginning to be felt, and will compound the risks women face from abusive partners or family members for months and potentially years after isolation measures [...]

7 04, 2020

Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

By |2020-04-07T10:58:17+10:00April 7th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

Women and men engage in migration differently and have different experiences of migration as they resist and/or comply with gender norms. Migration system creates different outcomes for women and men through visa types, eligibility and other requirements. The temporary and dependent nature of many visas are putting women and girls at risk of violence, sexual [...]

7 04, 2020

Joint Position Paper: Disaster Recovery, Planning and Management for Women, their Families, and their Communities in all their Diversity

By |2020-04-07T10:35:20+10:00April 7th, 2020|Research & Reports|Comments Off on Joint Position Paper: Disaster Recovery, Planning and Management for Women, their Families, and their Communities in all their Diversity

The National Women's Alliances, including AWAVA, have prepared this joint position paper on Disaster Recovery, Planning and Management for Women, their Families, and their Communities in all their Diversity. During an emergency, everyone in a community is affected, but there is strong evidence to show that different groups of people experience disaster differently. Gender stereotypes [...]

29 03, 2020

Media statement: Welcome initial funding needs to be followed with further investment in safety

By |2020-04-15T13:49:19+10:00March 29th, 2020|2020, Media Release|Comments Off on Media statement: Welcome initial funding needs to be followed with further investment in safety

29 March 2020 The national alliance of organisations working to end all forms of violence against women has welcomed the announcement today of $150 million of Federal government funding to support women and children subjected to violence through the coronavirus pandemic, and noted more will be needed to manage this emerging crisis. “This funding is [...]

26 03, 2020

COVID-19 and violence against women – Federal Government support needed

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 26th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on COVID-19 and violence against women – Federal Government support needed

Following are the requests for Federal Government support that our members have developed over the last week in light of the risks to women's and children's safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our understanding of what is needed is evolving with the progress of the pandemic and the adaptions required, but this is our starting point [...]

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