Welcome to the latest edition of the AWAVA Weekly Round-Up. This week has seen a huge number of events and developments for women in Australia and around the world. In particular, this week marks the start of the59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59) in New York City! AWAVA will be [...]
“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 [...]
AWAVA has prepared a short film about the Australian Women's Timeline to celebrate International Women's Day. The Timeline was launched for the Centenary of IWD in 2011.
International Women's Day 2013 - joint media release with Homelessness Australia, Equality Rights Alliance and WESNET. Women more vulnerable than ever ""The face of homelessness is increasingly that of a woman. Women are more vulnerable than ever with a greater likelihood of experiencing poverty and violence, putting their risk of homelessness at an all time [...]
To celebrate the centenary of International Women’s Day, the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) has created a timeline of significant events and achievements affecting Australian women. The timeline includes major political, educational, legal and social milestones, and demonstrate that despite improvements in gender equality over the past 100 years, women still experience violence at [...]
A busy week as usual in the AWAVA office, with plenty of news coming out of New York (see below) as well as preparations for International Women's Day Celebrations - I hope you're all planning something special! The Minister for the Status of Women, Kate Ellis, has been in New York this week attending a [...]
In 1999 the United Nations declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with the aim of inviting the organisation of activities designated to raise public awareness. Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981 marking the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three [...]