3 12, 2017

Day 9 International Day of People with Disability

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The 3rd of December marks the International Day of People with a Disability. This year’s theme is focused on the transformation towards a sustainable and resilient society for all. Drawing on the Sustainable Development Goals principle of “Leave no one behind”, this International Day aims to increase understanding about people with disability and celebrate the contributions of people with [...]

2 12, 2017

Day 8 Economic insecurity and violence against women

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(Image from WGEA) Gender inequality manifests itself in a range of ways including economic opportunities. Currently in Australia the national gender pay gap is 15.3%.[1] The full-time total remuneration gender pay gap based on the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) data is 23.1%, meaning men working full-time earn nearly $27,000 a year more than women working full-time. Data collected [...]

1 12, 2017

Day 7 Violence against Women and HIV Transmission

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December 1st is World AIDS Day, when we raise awareness across the world about the issues surrounding HIV and AIDS. It is a day for people to show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died.     Today, we want to raise awareness about the connection between HIV/AIDS and violence against women. Research from [...]

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

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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

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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 [...]