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23 07, 2020

Joint NGO Submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition to Australia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review

By |2020-07-23T09:30:08+10:00July 23rd, 2020|Research & Reports|Comments Off on Joint NGO Submission on behalf of the Australian NGO Coalition to Australia’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review

This Joint NGO Submission is endorsed, in whole or in part, by 202 NGOs across Australia, including AWAVA. The submission was coordinated by the Human Rights Law Centre, the Kingsford Legal Centre and the Caxton Legal Centre, working with an Advisory Group comprised of 16 NGOs, which provided expert guidance on the content and focus [...]

16 07, 2020

AWAVA Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19

By |2020-07-16T16:13:29+10:00July 16th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on AWAVA Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19

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.   Download our submission here [...]

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 [...]

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