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9 07, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 13 July

By |July 9th, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 13 July

Another big welcome to all our new subscribers! We've had quite a few of you join us over the past few weeks, which is great news (although, it might just be the cold weather in the southern states keeping you all indoors and looking for a great read!) Quite a few diverse and interesting articles this [...]

9 07, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 6 July

By |July 9th, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 6 July

Something of a quiet week in the news this week when it comes to reporting on violence against women - so only a brief round-up this week. Remember, if there is something you want to share or promote through the AWAVA website, email us  - we read all your emails and will consider all of your [...]

29 06, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 29 June

By |June 29th, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 29 June

This week, on June 26th, it was the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - sadly, many of these victims are women fighting for basic human rights. To learn more, read the UN's Secretary General's message here. A quiet week in the news around the country, but it would have been hard for anyone to avoid [...]

22 06, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 22 June

By |June 22nd, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 22 June

Many of you will remember a few weeks ago AWAVA asking you to sign an on-line petition to strip a man of a bravery medal awarded after the Black Saturday fires - a man who was convicted of severely assaulting his partner and currently serving time in prison. This week, we are happy to share with everyone [...]

18 06, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 15 June

By |June 18th, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 15 June

Friday, June 15th, was World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) - an issue that is becoming more wide-spread in Australia as our population ages, and which particularly affects older women. You can learn more about what elder abuse is here (which includes links to the WHO fact sheets on elder abuse) - and if you have [...]

8 06, 2012

Weekly Round-up* – 8 June

By |June 8th, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* – 8 June

This week has seen plenty of focus on violence against women in the news, with the new Family Violence laws and definitions coming into effect this week - if you've missed them, we've captured a few of these articles below for you: Attorney General, Nicola Roxon, announces changes that will broaden the definition of Family Violence to [...]

7 06, 2012

Important Media Release from Attorney General the Hon Nicola Roxon MP

By |June 7th, 2012|AWAVA News|Comments Off on Important Media Release from Attorney General the Hon Nicola Roxon MP

     Please see below for an important Media Release from the Attorney General's office today. It highlights the changes to the Family Law Act, designed to better protect children that are exposed to Family Violence. These changes come into effect today     THE HON NICOLA ROXON MPAttorney-General Minister for Emergency Management MEDIA RELEASE [...]

1 06, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 1 June

By |June 1st, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 1 June

Welcome to our new subscribers and Happy Official Winter everyone!  Quite a few of you have joined in the past few weeks, and it's exciting to have our readership grow and know that these important stories are reaching further afield every day. Make sure you share these articles, events and news with your networks or [...]

21 05, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 21 May

By |May 21st, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 21 May

As winter well and truly sets in across the southern states, it seems like the perfect time to snuggle up with a warm bowl of soup and take some time out to read what is happening in the VAW sector, both at home and around the world Around the nation AWAVA Advisory Group members Anne [...]

14 05, 2012

Weekly Round-up* 14 May

By |May 14th, 2012|AWAVA News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* 14 May

The AWAVA crew have had a busy couple of weeks!  The Advisory Group met last week in Melbourne to work on strategic planning and the future direction for the Alliance.  It was very productive with excellent engagement from members across a number of sectors.  JERA International provided Advisory Group members with in-depth, informative training on [...]