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25 11, 2013

Message from Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash

By |November 25th, 2013|Announcement, AWAVA News, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Message from Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash

"Violence and sexual assault against women is totally unacceptable. Sadly, statistics tell us that one in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15, and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. The Coalition Government understands that in order to prevent violence against women and their children, attitudes around gender [...]

25 10, 2013

Reclaim the Night: 25 October, 2013

By |October 25th, 2013|Announcement, AWAVA News, News|Comments Off on Reclaim the Night: 25 October, 2013

AWAVA and Equality Rights Alliance are standing in solidarity today, 25 October 2013, to reclaim the night. Both alliances strongly believe that safety and equality go hand in hand. AWAVA understands that gender-based violence against women is both a consequence and cause of gender inequity, which is embedded deeply within all levels of our society. Violence [...]

21 10, 2013

Job Opportunity: AWAVA Administrative Assistant

By |October 21st, 2013|Announcement, In Focus, News|Comments Off on Job Opportunity: AWAVA Administrative Assistant

AWAVA is seeking an independent, motivated, innovative, and solutions oriented administration assistant to join our team. The administration assistant will provide administrative, organisational, and communication support to the AWAVA Chair and Program Manager, AWAVA Executive and Advisory Group or AWAVA delegate and WESNET as Lead Agency, to deliver the aims and objectives of AWAVA and [...]

14 10, 2013

AWAVA Submission: National Centre for Excellence

By |October 14th, 2013|News, Submissions|Comments Off on AWAVA Submission: National Centre for Excellence

AWAVA's response to the National Centre for Excellence (NCE) and its consultation on a national research agenda on violence against women was submitted in October, 2013. AWAVA welcomes the opportunity to submit to the NCE and our submission highlights the continuing importance of strengthening the data and research infrastructure in understanding and responding to violence [...]

14 10, 2013

Weekly Round Up* – 1-14 October

By |October 14th, 2013|News, Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round Up* – 1-14 October

In this double edition of the weekly round-up, we are delighted to inform you that registration remains open for a six-part webinar series on online safety in a digital world called 'From Faxes to Facebook' to be delivered by AWAVA's lead agency, the Women's Services Network (WESNET), as part of its Safety Net Australia Project. Collectively, these [...]

1 10, 2013

Weekly Round Up* – 1 October

By |October 1st, 2013|News, Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round Up* – 1 October

Last week, AWAVA Chair Julie Oberin and AWAVA Executive Member Margaret Augerinos attended the National Victims of Crime Conference and the National Homicide Symposium in Adelaide hosted by Victims of Crime South Australia. The important national conference and symposium provided a range of diverse papers, presentations and workshops that explore ways in which justice for victims can be significantly [...]

23 09, 2013

Weekly Round Up* – 23 September

By |September 23rd, 2013|News, Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round Up* – 23 September

For advocates and lobbyists around the world, social media has become a crucial bridge-building and outreach tool.  In the global movement to end gender-based violence, international conversations through various social media platforms are vital in order to share practice and knowledge and learn from one another. The Weekly Round-Up is one line of communication we use to [...]

12 09, 2013

Weekly Round-Up* – 11 September

By |September 12th, 2013|News, Uncategorized, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-Up* – 11 September

The AWAVA team would like to congratulate Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott and the Coalition on their federal election victory. We look forward to working with the new Government and progressing the important work of preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls. Given the domination of intense election coverage from almost all media outlets over [...]

5 07, 2013

Priorities for Women – Violence Against Women Policies

By |July 5th, 2013|AWAVA News, In Focus, News|Comments Off on Priorities for Women – Violence Against Women Policies

As part of AWAVA’s ‘Priorities for Women' activities, AWAVA sent letters to all major parties asking them about their policies for addressing violence against women and girls; their views of the challenges; their commitment to the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their funding commitments. We asked the following four questions (in no more than 500 [...]

7 06, 2013

Weekly Round-up* – 15 June

By |June 7th, 2013|AWAVA News, News, Weekly Round-Up Archives|Comments Off on Weekly Round-up* – 15 June

The news this week in Australia has been dominated by examples of sexist behaviour and attitudes – a strong reminder that there is a way to go to address gender inequality and, ultimately, the prevention of violence against women, which is both a cause and consequence of gender and social inequalities. […]