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22 10, 2020

2020-2021 Federal Budget Analysis

By |2020-10-22T11:15:55+10:00October 22nd, 2020|In Focus, Research & Reports|Comments Off on 2020-2021 Federal Budget Analysis

AWAVA has conducted a budget analysis in relation to budget measures aimed at prevention and responses to all forms of violence against women and their children.   The bushfires and Covid-19 had brought on a number of social challenges for the people living in Australia. The stresses and the home confinement due to mandatory lockdown [...]

5 03, 2020

Letter to Women’s Safety Ministers on urgent actions for women’s safety

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 5th, 2020|In Focus, Media Release|Comments Off on Letter to Women’s Safety Ministers on urgent actions for women’s safety

5 March 2020   Dear Women’s Safety Ministers, As specialists with years of experience working with and for women and children subjected to violence, we know that long-term, major reforms are needed over the coming months and years to achieve lasting improvements to safety and justice.   We also know there are key changes your [...]

28 11, 2019

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

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00November 28th, 2019|Get Involved, In Focus, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thinking of engaging with the Select Committee inquiry into family law?

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00October 18th, 2019|In Focus, Media Release|Comments Off on Joint Statement – Make family law safe: stop putting victim-survivors of family violence and child abuse in harm’s way

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00October 2nd, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|Comments Off on Blueprint for Reform

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00September 26th, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|Comments Off on Primary Prevention of Violence Against Women: A survey of activities in Australia – Report

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:25+10:00September 2nd, 2019|In Focus, Research & Reports|Comments Off on Analysis of the Fourth Action Plan

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:25+10:00January 16th, 2019|In Focus|Comments Off on AWAVA’s 2018 Wrap-Up

  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 |2020-06-17T11:27:25+10:00September 26th, 2018|In Focus, Research & Reports|Comments Off on Submission on the development of the Fourth Action Plan

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 |2020-06-17T11:27:25+10:00September 3rd, 2018|In Focus, Research & Reports|Comments Off on AWAVA Fourth Action Plan Survey Report

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 [...]

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