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4 04, 2017

Prevalent and Preventable Conference-Easy English Report

By |April 4th, 2017|In Focus|0 Comments

In September 2016, Our Watch and AWAVA held a three day conference on preventing violence against women. With the help of SCOPE, we produced this Easy English version of the conference report.'  To access please click on the links below: Prevalent & Preventable Conference 2016 - Easy English report in pdf Prevenlent & Preventable Conference [...]

28 03, 2017

Weekly Round-up 28 March

By |March 28th, 2017|In Focus, Weekly Round-up*|0 Comments

Medibank Health Solutions (MHS) is putting out to tender the contract to provide specialist trauma counselling services as part of the 1800RESPECT national sexual assault, domestic and family violence helpline. MHS currently subcontracts the specialist trauma counselling services component of 1800RESPECT to Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia (RDVSA), while MHS, which was privatised in 2014, manages the new 1800RESPECT First Response triage service and (since 2010) the 1800RESPECT [...]

8 03, 2017

Weekly Round-up 08 March

By |March 8th, 2017|In Focus, Weekly Round-up*, Weeky Round- up|0 Comments

Today as we celebrate International Women’s Day we are reminded of the many positive changes achieved through the relentless work of women activists, community-builders and trailblazers. Despite the continued gender inequality, patriarchy and violence inflicted upon women, girls and non-binary-identifying people all around the globe, we continue the diverse and evolving projects of feminism. We [...]

7 03, 2017

Women Take the Lead

By |March 7th, 2017|In Focus|0 Comments

  In celebration of Queensland Women’s Week True is holding Women Take the Lead, a series of webinars that will cover various topics ranging from trans healthcare, inter sexuality, arts, leadership and the challenges faced by members of LGBTQI communities.    

13 10, 2015

‘Prevalent and Preventable’: International Conference on Violence Against Women

By |October 13th, 2015|In Focus|0 Comments

Registrations are now open for the AWAVA / Our Watch international conference on violence against women, which will be held in Adelaide from 19-22 September 2016. Prevalent & Preventable will bring together a diverse group of people including service workers, community advocates, policy makers, researchers, government / non-government and other professionals from around Australia, New Zealand, the [...]

21 04, 2015

Women’s Sector Calls on COAG to take urgent action to address violence against women

By |April 21st, 2015|AWAVA News, In Focus, Media Release, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA joined with 61 other women's organisations across Australia to call on COAG to take urgent steps to address violence against women. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, we called for robust funding for primary prevention initiatives and sustained and adequate resourcing for women's specialist services. Read our joint Letter to the Prime [...]

30 03, 2015

Funding for Legal Aid Kept

By |March 30th, 2015|In Focus, Legal & Justice, News|0 Comments

Attorney-General Senator the Hon. George Brandis and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash have announced that current levels of Commonwealth funding of Legal Aid Commissions, Community Legal Centres (except Environmental Defenders Offices) and Indigenous legal assistance will continue for another two years. In their announcement, the Government acknowledge the crucial [...]

6 03, 2015

AWAVA at CSW59

By |March 6th, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

Check out this video of our Program Manager Sophie Hardefeldt giving you the run-down on next week's CSW 59!     ----Transcript---- The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is excited to be travelling to New York City later this week for the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.   But what [...]

23 02, 2015

Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence formally begins

By |February 23rd, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

The Royal Commission into Family Violence has officially begun in Victoria and a new website has been launched. The Commission has asked that submissions not be sent until they have finalised their processes. We will share more details as they become available.

17 02, 2015

Senate Inquiry Terms of Reference

By |February 17th, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

Terms of reference are now available here for the Senate Standing Committees of Community Affairs Inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people [...]