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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

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 injustices.   In Australia, we live in a society where one [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

22 08, 2016

Access to justice for women and children living with or at risk of violence

By |August 22nd, 2016|Research|0 Comments

AWAVA commits itself to supporting work that are geared towards integrating the understanding of sexual violence into domestic and family violence prevention and response, which  includes access to justice. We believe that all aspects of the legal process must be accessible and responsive to the ongoing needs of women and children who have been subjected to violence. [...]

7 04, 2016

The role of specialist women’s services in Australia’s response to violence against women and their children

By |April 7th, 2016|Research|0 Comments

    Australian governments, ministers and community leaders are voicing stronger commitments than ever before to ending violence against women and their children. But while more and more women are recognising themselves as victims/survivors of violence and seeking help, there is no guarantee that when they come forward they and their families will receive the [...]