30 11, 2017

Day 6 Spotlight on violence against the LGBTIQ community

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Little research has been done into family violence in LGBTIQ relationships, yet anecdotal evidence suggests high rates. The family violence experiences of LGBTIQ people and the barriers they face in obtaining services are distinct from those of other victims/survivors of family violence.[1] LGBTIQ people may also experience distinct forms of family violence, including threats to ‘out’ them.[2] Family [...]

29 11, 2017

Day 5 Spotlight on Violence against Women Human Rights Defenders

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In 1998, a landmark Declaration on Human Rights Defenders was adopted by the UN General Assembly, providing recognition to people who work to protect and promote human rights. While in every region human rights defenders become subjected to violence, women human rights defenders are often targeted not only for their “activism but also because of their [...]

28 11, 2017

Day 4 The Unique Role of Specialist Women’s Services in Ending Violence against Women

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One of the core priorities of AWAVA is to promote the unique role of special women’s services in ending violence against women. Building on feminist and social justice approaches, the impact and effectiveness of specialist women’s services is underpinned by a set of good practice principles that are supported by international research and evidence-based practice.     [...]

27 11, 2017

Day 3 Spotlight on Violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Girls

By |November 27th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are overrepresented in statistics on family and domestic violence, child removal, sexual violence and imprisonment.  In working to overcome this violence and trauma, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are helping to build strong communities and families with women’s and children’s safety at the centre.  What we know now is:   Aboriginal [...]

26 11, 2017

Day 2 of the #16Days of Activism

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This year the 16 Days of Activism campaign continues to highlight specific Sustainable Development Goals through its Orange Days theme. Sustainable Development Goal number 5 commits to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. Gender equality is a fundamental human right. Most importantly it is a necessary foundation for an equal and sustainable [...]

25 11, 2017

#16Days of Activism – Leave no one behind: End violence against women and girls

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Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women we are joining millions of people in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign, which aims to raise public awareness and mobilise people everywhere to bring about change. The 16 days run from 25th November to 10th December, which is Human Rights [...]

22 11, 2017

Help us end violence against women

By |November 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

In two days the world will mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.    In Australia, we live in a society where one in three women has experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and one in five women has experienced sexual violence. This makes the commitment to end violence against women [...]

22 11, 2017

#16Days Of Activism 2016

By |November 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

16 Days of Activism to Promote and Protect Specialist Women’s Services  25 Nov - 10 Dec 2016 Points and sources It is a human rights obligation to provide support services to women and children subjected to violence. Source: A recent legal ruling has established that failure to provide access to immediate protection (in this case where [...]

22 11, 2017

Your stories

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AWAVA wants to know what your personal feminist project is! We want to raise awareness about the fantastic initiatives that women around Australia are passionate about, and are dedicating their time and energy to. It doesn’t matter how big or small, we are interested in knowing what is being done around the country to address [...]

22 11, 2017

Women Who Inspire

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We are very lucky to be working with incredibly inspiring and committed women through our advisory group. Interested in learning more about the work our members do? We will be sharing information about the work that our members do and stories of their experiences of working in the sector. Click here to read about their important work.