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25 03, 2020

Self-Isolation Means Many Women Will Be Trapped With Their Abuser

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Self-Isolation Means Many Women Will Be Trapped With Their Abuser

This article by AWAVA's Program Manager Dr Merrindahl Andrew was originally published by With Her In Mind and can be viewed here. For more detail about the support AWAVA is requesting from the Federal Government read our post here.    As self-isolation becomes the norm, Dr Merrindahl Andrew, Program Manager for Australian Women Against Violence [...]

23 03, 2020

Submission in response to the discussion paper ‘Human Rights and Technology’

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 23rd, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission in response to the discussion paper ‘Human Rights and Technology’

In this submission we articulate our support for the views of the Commission on the importance of taking a human-rights approach to technology with freedom from technology-facilitated violence, harassment and exploitation at its core. Technology-facilitated abuse in its all manifestations is driven by an intention to harass, stalk, groom, monitor, conduct surveillance on, location-track, threaten, [...]

23 03, 2020

Submission on the Retirement Income Review

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 23rd, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission on the Retirement Income Review

AWAVA has made a submission to the Retirement income review. In this submission we wish to draw the attention to the structural barriers that impact diverse groups of women to establish their financial independence and stability, impacts of feminisation of poverty and impacts of domestic and family violence. We argue that without embedding an intersectional [...]

13 03, 2020

Women’s lives will be at risk because of decision not to act today – domestic violence experts

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 13th, 2020|2020, Media Release|Comments Off on Women’s lives will be at risk because of decision not to act today – domestic violence experts

For immediate release  13 March 2020   Key women’s safety advocates have denounced the woeful outcomes from today’s COAG meeting in relation to women's and children’s safety.    The groups say that the lack of action coming out of today's COAG meeting shows an absence of leadership; and a decision to abandon the women and [...]

12 03, 2020

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

By |2020-07-02T13:41:55+10:00March 12th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 5th, 2020|In Focus, Media Release|Comments Off on Letter to Women’s Safety Ministers on urgent actions for women’s safety

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 5th, 2020|2020, Media Release|Comments Off on Women’s Safety Ministers sent 5 urgent actions for women’s safety

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00February 25th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on 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

  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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00February 25th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission on the Review of Online Safety Laws

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00January 13th, 2020|Research & Reports|Comments Off on Civil Society Report for the Beijing +25 Review

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 [...]

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