8 05, 2020

Experts warn COVID-19 impacts on women’s safety just beginning

By |May 8th, 2020|2020, Media Release|0 Comments

Joint AWAVA and Fair Agenda media release 8 May 2020 Key domestic violence experts are issuing a joint warning that the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s safety are only just beginning to be felt, and will compound the risks women face from abusive partners or family members for months and potentially years after isolation measures [...]

29 03, 2020

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

By |March 29th, 2020|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|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

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

By |March 5th, 2020|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|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 [...]