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29 03, 2020

Media statement: Welcome initial funding needs to be followed with further investment in safety

By |March 29th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

29 March 2020 The national alliance of organisations working to end all forms of violence against women has welcomed the announcement today of $150 million of Federal government funding to support women and children subjected to violence through the coronavirus pandemic, and noted more will be needed to manage this emerging crisis. “This funding is [...]

13 03, 2020

Women’s lives will be at risk because of decision not to act today – domestic violence experts

By |March 13th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

For immediate release  13 March 2020   Key women’s safety advocates have denounced the woeful outcomes from today’s COAG meeting in relation to women's and children’s safety.    The groups say that the lack of action coming out of today's COAG meeting shows an absence of leadership; and a decision to abandon the women and [...]

5 03, 2020

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

By |March 5th, 2020|In Focus, Media Release|0 Comments

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 [...]

5 03, 2020

Women’s Safety Ministers sent 5 urgent actions for women’s safety

By |March 5th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

For immediate release |  AWAVA & Fair Agenda 5 March 2020 Ahead of the special meeting of Women’s Safety Ministers on Friday, domestic and family violence experts have today written to call for their governments to action five urgent and immediate changes to improve women’s safety. The letter authored by Australian Violence Against Women Alliance [...]

9 01, 2020

AWAVA’s operations in light of the unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis

By |January 9th, 2020|Media Release|0 Comments

9 January 2020    WESNET, as contract manager and employer for the AWAVA secretariat based in Canberra, have released the following statement in light of an unfolding climate emergency and public health crisis in the ACT.   "As you may know, the AWAVA Secretariat is located in Canberra, which has been subject to unhealthy and [...]

25 11, 2019

National alliance calls for critical safeguards in Family Law Inquiry

By |November 25th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement 25 November 2019    The national body representing organisations working for women’s safety, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA), has called for the urgent implementation of safety mechanisms so that victims/survivors of family violence and abuse can share their stories safely with the new family law inquiry.   AWAVA has written to the [...]

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 [...]

15 10, 2019

National alliance and domestic violence services unite in extraordinary call to stop the Andrews-Hanson inquiry

By |October 15th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement 14 October 2019  National alliance and domestic violence services unite in extraordinary call to stop the Andrews-Hanson inquiry   The national body representing organisations working for women’s safety across the country, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, has called on Senators to stop the family law inquiry from going ahead.   Domestic and family [...]

18 09, 2019

AWAVA calls for family law parliamentary inquiry to be abandoned

By |September 18th, 2019|Media Release|0 Comments

Media statement   18 September 2019   Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) calls on parliamentarians of all parties to stop the proposed inquiry into family law, which was announced yesterday in response to a motion by Senator Pauline Hanson.   “We have had enough enquiries. There are steps the Government can take right now [...]

15 04, 2019

AWAVA’s analysis of the 2019-2020 Federal Budget

By |April 15th, 2019|Media Release, Research & Reports|0 Comments

Budget measures to address violence against women and their children AWAVA has completed the analysis how the 2019-2020 Federal Budget's measure contribute to addressing violence against women and their children. You can download the full text here