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25 11, 2013

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2013

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25 November has been marked by women’s and anti-violence activists as a day focused on the elimination of violence since 1981. In 1999 the United Nations declared 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). 25 November also starts 16 Days of Activism on ending violence against women and girls. [...]

21 10, 2013

Job Opportunity: AWAVA Administrative Assistant

By |October 21st, 2013|Announcement, In Focus, News|Comments Off on Job Opportunity: AWAVA Administrative Assistant

AWAVA is seeking an independent, motivated, innovative, and solutions oriented administration assistant to join our team. The administration assistant will provide administrative, organisational, and communication support to the AWAVA Chair and Program Manager, AWAVA Executive and Advisory Group or AWAVA delegate and WESNET as Lead Agency, to deliver the aims and objectives of AWAVA and [...]

5 07, 2013

Priorities for Women – Violence Against Women Policies

By |July 5th, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, News|Comments Off on Priorities for Women – Violence Against Women Policies

As part of AWAVA’s ‘Priorities for Women' activities, AWAVA sent letters to all major parties asking them about their policies for addressing violence against women and girls; their views of the challenges; their commitment to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their funding commitments. We asked the following four questions (in no more than 500 [...]

17 05, 2013

Budget Review 2013-14: Stronger, Smarter, Fairer…?

By |May 17th, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Budget Review 2013-14: Stronger, Smarter, Fairer…?

The budget announcements under personal safety of women and children (National Plan) for 2013-14 include $44 million: $5.2 million over 5 years for the establishment and operation of the Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children $7.6 million over 3 years to continue and extend DV-Alert training program $28.5 million to June 2017 to [...]

10 05, 2013

First Progress Report on National Plan

By |May 10th, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, News|Comments Off on First Progress Report on National Plan

The Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA) have announced the online publication of the first Progress Report to the Council of Australian Governments on the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022. Comments from FaHCSIA: “This report is the first in a series of progress reports to [...]

21 03, 2013

Protecting Domestic Violence as a Protected Attribute

By |March 21st, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, News|Comments Off on Protecting Domestic Violence as a Protected Attribute

AWAVA joined 96 other organisations, including many of our member organisations and Friends & Supporters, in calling on the Government to pass the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 through parliament by the end of June this year and welcoming the additional protected attributes suggested in the recommendations made by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee.  [...]

20 03, 2013

Media Release: Protecting Domestic Violence As A Protected Attribute

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How will we now protect survivors and victims of domestic violence from the discrimination we know they face in the workplace and in accessing safe, secure, long-term accommodation? The Attorney General, Mark Dreyfus QC, has just announced that the Human Rights and Anti-Discrimination Bill 2012 will be on hold, missing a once-in-a-decade opportunity to introduce much-needed protections [...]

8 03, 2013

“A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” Media Release: IWD 2013

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“We need to keep our promise to women and children who are victims or survivors of any form of violence against women, to end that violence. Globally, nationally, locally we must take responsibility, each and every one us, and commit to speaking out against violence and changing attitudes and behaviour that allow it to continue [...]

4 03, 2013

In Focus

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26 09, 2011

Position Vacant: Administration and Communications Assistant

By |September 26th, 2011|Announcement, AWAVA News, In Focus, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Position Vacant: Administration and Communications Assistant

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) is seeking a suitably qualified Administration and Communications Assistant to provide administrative, organisational, and communication support.   On a day-to-day basis the Administration and Communications Assistant will undertake administrative, organisational and communication tasks as directed and supervised by the Program Manager. Regular activities include providing logistical and organisational [...]