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29 03, 2020

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

By |March 29th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

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 |March 26th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

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 [...]

25 03, 2020

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

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

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 |March 23rd, 2020|Submissions|0 Comments

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 |March 23rd, 2020|Submissions|0 Comments

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 |March 13th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

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 Committe on Australia’s Family Law System

By |March 12th, 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|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 [...]