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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New Booklet from DFAT – Empowering Women: Australia’s support for gender equality and the empowerment of women
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.
The Royal Commission into Family Violence has officially begun in Victoria and a new website has been launched. The Commission has asked that submissions not be sent until they have finalised their processes. We will share more details as they become available.
Terms of reference are now available here for the Senate Standing Committees of Community Affairs Inquiry into violence, abuse and neglect against people with disability in institutional and residential settings, including the gender and age related dimensions, and the particular situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disability, and culturally and linguistically diverse people [...]
AWAVA welcomes the fantastic news that the Australian Cross Disability Alliance has been formed with funding from the Australian Government to represent the voices of Australians with disability from all walks of life. This is an exciting development and we look forward engaging with their work. The members of the Australian Cross Disability Alliance are: Children with Disability [...]
Women’s Legal Services NSW, the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, and WESNET have collaborated to release a survey about workers' perspectives on technology-facilitated abuse. The survey is funded under the ACCAN Grants Scheme and is open to any worker in Australia who has direct contact with women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence. It aims to [...]