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19 05, 2020

FCCA and FCA Merger Bill

By |May 19th, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

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 |May 8th, 2020|2020, Media Release|0 Comments

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 |April 7th, 2020|2020, Submissions|0 Comments

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 |April 7th, 2020|Research & Reports|0 Comments

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 |March 29th, 2020|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|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|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|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 [...]