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14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: National Centre for Excellence

By |October 14th, 2013|News, Submissions|Comments Off on AWAVA Submission: National Centre for Excellence

AWAVA's response to the National Centre for Excellence (NCE) and its consultation on a national research agenda on violence against women was submitted in October, 2013. AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to submit to the NCE and our submission highlights the continuing importance of strengthening the data and research infrastructure in understanding and responding to violence [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

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On 26 July 2013, the Commonwealth Minister for the Status of Women, the Hon Julie Collins MP, and the Victorian Minister for Community Services, the Hon Mary Wooldridge, MP, announced the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children (the Foundation). The Commonwealth and Victorian Governments have partnered to establish the Foundation, which will [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: Draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship

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AWAVA’s response to the Draft Years 3–10 Australian Curriculum: Civics and Citizenship was submitted in July 2013. The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the development of the Australian Curriculum and is pleased to have the opportunity to comment on the draft Australian Curriculum, Civics and Citizenship: Years 3-10. Read our submission here [...]

26 09, 2013

Victims of Crime National Conference 2013

By |September 26th, 2013|Events|Comments Off on Victims of Crime National Conference 2013

Victim Support Service [SA] is hosting the 2013 National Victims of Crime Conference in Adelaide, in collaboration with the South Australian Office for Women. The Conference aims to provide a range of diverse papers, presentations and workshops that explore ways in which justice for victims is significantly improved. For more details, please follow visit the page http://www.victimsa.org/conference.html

23 08, 2013

Farewell to Amy Blain

By |August 23rd, 2013|AWAVA News|Comments Off on Farewell to Amy Blain

It is with sadness that we inform you that Amy Blain AWAVA’s Program Manager has resigned.  Amy has been on parenting leave and has made the difficult decision to not return to AWAVA. Amy felt it was time to move on, seeking new challenges and opportunities in the preventing violence against women sector. Amy has been an [...]

30 07, 2013

Media Release: New National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

By |July 30th, 2013|AWAVA News, Media Release, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Media Release: New National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

  The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) commends the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments for the establishment of the new National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children. As the Commonwealth funded, issue based alliance on violence against women, AWAVA believes that the $6.5 million invested in the new Foundation is evidence of [...]

29 07, 2013

Weekly Round Up * 28 July

By |July 29th, 2013|Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round Up * 28 July

This week, AWAVA welcomed the launch of a new National Foundation to prevent to violence against women and their children. Chaired by former Democrats Senator Natasha Stott Despoja, this foundation represents an incredibly important commitment from both the Federal and Victorian governments to eliminate gender-based violence. Separately, the Hon. Minister Collins also announced 3 milllion dollars in [...]

25 07, 2013

Media Release: Violence against Women- Research to stop repeat offending

By |July 25th, 2013|AWAVA News, Media Release|Comments Off on Media Release: Violence against Women- Research to stop repeat offending

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) commends the Commonwealth Government’s investment of $3 million to support research looking at ways to prevent perpetrators of violence against women from reoffending. AWAVA welcomes the initiative to develop national outcome standards for perpetrator interventions via consultation with the Australian women’s sector. Read the full media release here

21 07, 2013

Weekly Round up*- 19 July

By |July 21st, 2013|Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round up*- 19 July

This week AWAVA has been supporting the launch of the joint National Women's Alliances Project- Women Vote 2013. The six National Women’s Alliances have come together to encourage women to use their votes in the 2013 Federal election. We think that it is important that women’s voices are heard in this election. We want women to [...]

13 07, 2013

Weekly Round up*- 12 July

By |July 13th, 2013|Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round up*- 12 July

This week AWAVA heard news of the departure of Penny Williams as Australia's Global Ambassador for Women and Girls. The position of the Global Ambassador for Women and Girls is responsible for high-level advocacy to promote Australian Government policies and activities regarding gender equality and the social, political and economic empowerment of women and girls. Ms [...]