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9 10, 2018

Mapping Domestic Priorities and International Commitments

By |October 9th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

This document outlines AWAVA’s domestic advocacy priorities against international frameworks and commitments on gender equality and women’s rights. AWAVA Advocacy Priorities Australian governments must fund and support effective, accessible and competent services for the diverse groups of women subjected to different forms of violence. Women's and children's safety must be placed at the centre of [...]

26 09, 2018

Submission on the development of the Fourth Action Plan

By |September 26th, 2018|In Focus, Research|0 Comments

This submission draws on the survey conducted by AWAVA in May-June 2018, as well as AWAVA’s policy positions established in consultation with our members and networks including peak bodies and other diverse organisations from every State and Territory in Australia working in areas such as domestic and family violence, sexual assault, legal assistance, and education.   [...]

3 09, 2018

AWAVA Fourth Action Plan Survey Report

By |September 3rd, 2018|In Focus, Research|0 Comments

The National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan) is a major policy framework that has the potential to help achieve gender equality and end violence against women. The National Plan acts as the primary Australian policy on reducing sexual assault and domestic and family violence.   Support for [...]

8 06, 2018

AWAVA’s 2018-19 Federal Budget Analysis

By |June 8th, 2018|Media Release, Research|0 Comments

We have completed our analysis of how the 2018-19 Federal Budget addresses violence against women. While there is some good news in the Budget, other areas need significant improvement. Download our full analysis:    Have a look at our video summary here:  

30 04, 2018

Women’s Refuges as Part of Feminism: A View from a Different Angle

By |April 30th, 2018|Research|0 Comments

AWAVA was one of the sponsor partners for the March 2018 issues of the Parity Magazine titled The Future of Women's Refugees.   Dr Merrindahl Andrew, AWAVA's Program Manager is writing on women's refuges as part of feminism: While refuges are clearly part of the homelessness services sector, [...] what is sometimes less clear in [...]

10 08, 2017

Brochure: The Unique Role of Specialist Women’s Services in Ending Violence against Women

By |August 10th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

With a variety of different organisations in Australia providing services to survivors / victims of violence, it is important to recognise the proven efficacy of the established specialist women’s services sector. These services are at the forefront of ending violence against women. The impact and effectiveness of these specialist services is underpinned by a set [...]

11 07, 2017

Family Violence, Child Protection and Family Law Resource

By |July 11th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Children and families are entering the child protection system with increasingly complex family circumstances, including domestic and family violence. Victims/survivors of domestic and family violence often do not receive the support they need to maintain or re-establish their caring roles while building lives that are safe from violence. The aim of this page is to [...]

6 07, 2017

10 steps you can take to help end violence against women

By |July 6th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

*Download a glossy version of the brochure here      Violence against women is endemic, and it affects women of every class, age, sexuality, race, ability/disability, religion or other background. The main driver of violence against women is gender inequality, which operates on many levels from social and cultural norms to economic and structural [...]

6 06, 2017

2017-2018 Federal Budget: Analysis

By |June 6th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

Budget measures to address violence against women AWAVA has expressed concern that the Government’s commitment to address violence against women has not resulted in any substantial additional funding.[1] The 2017-2018 Budget is not taking any substantive measure to reduce gender inequality, which is recognised as a cause of violence against women. Diverse groups of women [...]

19 05, 2017

Sexual violence: Law reform and access to justice

By |May 19th, 2017|Research|0 Comments

In Australia, sexual violence is recognised as a serious crime and an extreme violation of human rights in which the Australian Government has an obligation to exercise ‘due diligence’ in establishing effective measures to prevent, investigate and prosecute such cases of violence.   The criminal justice system remains the primary institution for responding to sexual [...]