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28 11, 2019

Thinking of engaging with the Select Committee inquiry into family law?

By |November 28th, 2019|Get Involved, In Focus, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA’s position   Along with Fair Agenda and over 100 peak bodies and practitioners, we opposed the establishment of the inquiry. We made a joint statement calling for immediate action to make family law safer, separate from this unnecessary and harmful inquiry.   Now that the inquiry is going ahead against our advice, we are [...]

18 10, 2019

Joint Statement – Make family law safe: stop putting victim-survivors of family violence and child abuse in harm’s way

By |October 18th, 2019|In Focus, Media Release|0 Comments

Over 100 peak bodies and practitioners working to prevent and respond to violence against women and children have today launched a joint statement rejecting the legitimacy of the Government’s new Family Law Inquiry.   The statement, organised by community campaigning group Fair Agenda and AWAVA, the body set up to inform government policy on violence [...]

2 10, 2019

Blueprint for Reform

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

Removing Barriers to Safety for Victims/Survivors of Domestic and Family Violence who are on Temporary Visas Violence against women is a grave violation of human rights. The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children envisions an Australia free from all forms of violence and abuse against women and their children.   On [...]

26 09, 2019

Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women: A survey of activities in Australia – Report

By |September 26th, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|0 Comments

26 September 2019     Primary prevention is an approach to address the underlying gendered and other intersecting drivers of violence to stop violence before it occurs. Primary prevention of violence against women encompasses activities to build respectful relationships and increase gender equality to reduce and ultimately end violence against women. It also includes activities [...]

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 [...]