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18 10, 2017

Quarterly Update: July –September 2017

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Welcome to the third AWAVA update for this year. Thank-you for your interest and support for our work! From the 2017-2018 financial year, we are entering into a new set of advocacy priority areas. For the next three years we plan to be focusing on: Strategic engagement and representation Enhance equal access to justice and [...]

14 08, 2017

April – June 2017 Quarterly Update

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QUARTERLY UPDATE April – June 2017 Welcome to AWAVA’s mid-year update. It’s hard to believe but we’re already closer to the end of the year than the beginning! For the last three years, our advocacy efforts have been focussed on three main portfolios of work that relate to ending violence against women and children, which [...]

27 04, 2017

Jan- March 2017 Quarterly Update

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Nov 2016- March 2017 Quarterly Update  Click here to download the Quarterly Update   Welcome to AWAVA’s latest update. After a brief hiatus and holiday period we are a little later than planned with this one, making it more like half-yearly update! While updating you on our work, we also aim to give you some [...]

9 11, 2016

July-October 2016 Quarterly Update

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We’ve heard that our friends and supporters would like to learn more about the work AWAVA has been doing. So, welcome to the first ever AWAVA Quarterly Update! Thanks again for your support, and please let us know what you think.   ______________________________________   The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) is one of the five National Women’s Alliances funded by [...]

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 [...]

14 04, 2015

AWAVA Presentations at CSW59!

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AWAVA Chair Julie Oberin participated in two Australian Government Sponsored Side-Events during the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York! Watch the side events via the links below!     The Permanent Mission of Australia to the United Nations in association with Women’s Services Network  Preventing Violence Against Women and [...]

30 03, 2015

Funding for Legal Aid Kept

By |March 30th, 2015|In Focus, Legal & Justice, News|0 Comments

Attorney-General Senator the Hon. George Brandis and the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash have announced that current levels of Commonwealth funding of Legal Aid Commissions, Community Legal Centres (except Environmental Defenders Offices) and Indigenous legal assistance will continue for another two years. In their announcement, the Government acknowledge the crucial [...]

10 03, 2015

AWAVA Parallel Events at CSW59

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AWAVA will be hosting three parallel events during the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (for a quick run-down of what the CSW is, check out this video).   March 11: Preventing Violence against Women and Girls in the Digital and Technological World This panel will be jointly hosted by AWAVA [...]

6 03, 2015


By |March 6th, 2015|In Focus, News|0 Comments

Check out this video of our Program Manager Sophie Hardefeldt giving you the run-down on next week's CSW 59!     ----Transcript---- The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance is excited to be travelling to New York City later this week for the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women.   But what [...]

27 02, 2015

New Booklet from DFAT – Empowering Women: Australia’s support for gender equality and the empowerment of women

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The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has released a new booklet featuring the stories from women around the world who have benefited from Australia’s foreign policy, economic diplomacy and aid programs.   PDF and Word versions of the booklet are available on the DFAT website.