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1 05, 2018

Survey: Consulting on the Fourth Action Plan

By |May 1st, 2018|Get Involved|0 Comments

The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 (National Plan) is a major policy framework that has the potential to help achieve gender equality and end violence against women. The National Plan acts as the primary Australian policy on reducing sexual assault and domestic and family violence. The National Plan has [...]

30 04, 2018

Women’s Refuges as Part of Feminism: A View from a Different Angle

By |April 30th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

AWAVA was one of the sponsor partners for the March 2018 issues of the Parity Magazine titled The Future of Women's Refugees.   Dr Merrindahl Andrew, AWAVA's Program Manager is writing on women's refuges as part of feminism: While refuges are clearly part of the homelessness services sector, [...] what is sometimes less clear in [...]

15 03, 2018

Gender lens to cyberbullying

By |March 15th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

  On Friday 16 March 2018, Australian schools will stand united in their communities to celebrate the eighth National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence. The National Day is a positive day of action, bringing school communities together to help find workable solutions that address bullying and violence. While there has been a lot [...]

20 02, 2018

Submission on review of the early release of superannuation benefits

By |February 20th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the Treasury on the early release of superannuation benefits.   This submission has been endorsed by Equality Rights Alliance and economicSecurity4Women.   Download our submission here  

9 02, 2018

Submission in response to the public consultation on the Family Law Amendment (Parent Management Hearings) Bill 2017

By |February 9th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the public consultation on the Family Law Amendment (Parent Management Hearings) Bill 2017.   Download our submission here    

9 02, 2018

Submission to the Justice Project

By |February 9th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the public consultation within the Justice Project run by the Law Council of Australia. For more information on the project click here.   Download our submission here    

9 02, 2018

Submission on the adequacy of existing offences to capture cyberbullying

By |February 9th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the inquiry on the adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying. In the submission we brought the Committee's attention to the four priority areas for consideration: the need to understand the sexual and gender aspects of [...]

6 02, 2018

Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women: Online VAW

By |February 6th, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women providing a detailed analysis of the online violence, which we define as technology-facilitated abuse. Access full submission here:    To access the state by state legislation in relation to technology-facilitated abuse click here: 

1 02, 2018

2017 Weekly Round Up Archive

By |February 1st, 2018|Weekly Round-Up Archives|0 Comments

Read AWAVA's Weekly Round-Ups to stay up to date on news from the preventing and responding to violence against women sector.   Love wins! 8 December 2017 Cross-border DVOs, sexual harassment in Aus media, & opportunities to get involved 1 December 2017 16 Days of Activism, Inap Nau partnership in PNG, the heavy toll of [...]

1 02, 2018

Submission on Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017

By |February 1st, 2018|Submissions|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission on Treasury Laws Amendment (National Housing and Homelessness Agreement) Bill 2017 urging the Government to take a gender-responsive approach to housing and homelessness policy.   Download our submission here