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2 09, 2019

Analysis of the Fourth Action Plan

By |September 2nd, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

The Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children has been announced and endorsed by the Council of Australian Governments. AWAVA has prepared an analysis of the Fourth Action Plan mapping it against our earlier submission during the consultations.   In summary, the Fourth Action Plan is positive [...]

16 01, 2019

AWAVA’s 2018 Wrap-Up

By |January 16th, 2019|In Focus|0 Comments

  In 2018 some important steps were taken to prevent and respond to violence against women in Australia. Here are some of the biggest stories…   National Plan (Fourth Action Plan) The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children (2010-2022) is the major Australian policy framework for efforts to end [...]

26 09, 2018

Submission on the development of the Fourth Action Plan

By |September 26th, 2018|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

This submission draws on the survey conducted by AWAVA in May-June 2018, as well as AWAVA’s policy positions established in consultation with our members and networks including peak bodies and other diverse organisations from every State and Territory in Australia working in areas such as domestic and family violence, sexual assault, legal assistance, and education.   [...]

3 09, 2018

AWAVA Fourth Action Plan Survey Report

By |September 3rd, 2018|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan) is a major policy framework that has the potential to help achieve gender equality and end violence against women. The National Plan acts as the primary Australian policy on reducing sexual assault and domestic and family violence.   Support for [...]

27 10, 2017

How to make the National Housing and Homelessness Agreement gender responsive?

By |October 27th, 2017|In Focus|0 Comments

AWAVA has partnered with Equality Rights Alliance to outline what needs to be done to ensure that the new National Housing and Homelessness Agreement is responsive to the gendered nature of homelessness and housing needs in an article for Parity. Earlier this month, we wrote to the Prime Minister, and all Federal, State and Territory Treasurers and Ministers for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]