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8 10, 2015

AWAVA condemns sexual violence in offshore detention – 8 October 2015

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AWAVA condemns the sexual violence and abuse in offshore detention sites and requests urgent action by the Australian government, including bringing refugee women who have been sexually assaulted to Australia for appropriate care and access to abortion in cases of pregnancy if they choose.   The Australian government should also take further action to help [...]

24 09, 2015

Response to the announcement of a Women’s Safety Package 24 September 2015

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The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the release today of the Federal Government’s Women’s Safety Package, and acknowledges the leadership shown by the Prime Minister and other Ministers in moving emphatically to make violence against women and gender equality a priority.   AWAVA is pleased that the package includes steps towards using technology [...]

18 05, 2015

Media Release: Federal Budget delivers no relief for women and children experiencing violence

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AWAVA has joined with other key women's organisations to respond to the release of the Federal Government's 2015-16 budget and assess the funding allocations for anti-violence against women initiatives.   Read our Joint Press Release - Federal Budget delivers no relief for women and children experiencing violence.

21 04, 2015

Women’s Sector Calls on COAG to take urgent action to address violence against women

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AWAVA joined with 61 other women's organisations across Australia to call on COAG to take urgent steps to address violence against women. In an open letter to the Prime Minister, we called for robust funding for primary prevention initiatives and sustained and adequate resourcing for women's specialist services. Read our joint Letter to the Prime [...]

25 11, 2014

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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Today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is reflecting on Australia’s achievements and ongoing challenges in preventing male violence against women.   AWAVA stands in solidarity with those whose lives have been impacted by violence, with survivors who fight for justice and an end [...]

7 07, 2014

Media Release: Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022: Moving Ahead

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MEDIA RELEASE Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children 2010-2022  Moving Ahead The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance commends the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments for their release of the Second Action Plan 2013-2016 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children [...]

14 02, 2014

Media Release: One Billion Rising

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The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance welcomes women and girl’s leadership of and participation in the global One Billion Rising Movement. We believe such important campaigns continue to raise awareness of the nature, prevalence, and consequences of gender-based violence. Please follow the link to read our One Billion Rising media release

9 12, 2013

Thank you, Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse

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The Australian Women against Violence Alliance thanks the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Clearinghouse for services rendered to our Sector. The contribution of ADFVC to our Sector has been significant. For more than a decade, the ADFVC has contributed to the knowledge base on domestic and family violence and effective responses and best practice based [...]

25 11, 2013

Media Release: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women – 25 November 2013

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25 November has been marked by women’s and anti-violence activists as a day focused on the elimination of violence since 1981. In 1999 the United Nations declared 25 November as International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (IDEVAW). 25 November also starts 16 Days of Activism on ending violence against women and girls. [...]

30 07, 2013

Media Release: New National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children

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  The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) commends the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments for the establishment of the new National Foundation to Prevent Violence Against Women and their Children. As the Commonwealth funded, issue based alliance on violence against women, AWAVA believes that the $6.5 million invested in the new Foundation is evidence of [...]