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16 07, 2020

AWAVA Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19

By |2020-07-16T16:13:29+10:00July 16th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on AWAVA Submission to the Select Committee on COVID-19

In this submission we discuss the increase in prevalence and intensity of several types of sexual and gender-based violence inflicted on women and their children during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as providing the analysis of the government response in relation to domestic and family violence.   Download our submission here [...]

2 07, 2020

AWAVA Submission to OHCHR on Increase in DFV during COVID-19 pandemic

By |2020-07-02T13:56:42+10:00July 2nd, 2020|2020|Comments Off on AWAVA Submission to OHCHR on Increase in DFV during COVID-19 pandemic

In this submission we discuss the increase in prevalence and intensity of several types of sexual and gender-based violence inflicted on women and their children during and after the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as providing the analysis of the government response in relation to domestic and family violence. This submission provides Australian context.   Download [...]

30 06, 2020

Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

By |2020-06-30T09:40:17+10:00June 30th, 2020|2020|Comments Off on Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia

In this submission AWAVA discusses homelessness arising from experiences of domestic and family violence. As the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare has established, “Domestic and family violence is the main reason women and children leave their homes in Australia and is consistently one of the most common reasons clients have sought assistance from specialist [...]

19 05, 2020

FCCA and FCA Merger Bill

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00May 19th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on FCCA and FCA Merger Bill

AWAVA has made a submission to the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 [Provisions] and Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019 [Provisions].   Understanding of DFV and sexual violence requires intersectional and gender lenses that view violence against women as occurring within a patriarchal [...]

7 04, 2020

Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

By |2020-04-07T10:58:17+10:00April 7th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Select Committee on Temporary Migration

Women and men engage in migration differently and have different experiences of migration as they resist and/or comply with gender norms. Migration system creates different outcomes for women and men through visa types, eligibility and other requirements. The temporary and dependent nature of many visas are putting women and girls at risk of violence, sexual [...]

23 03, 2020

Submission in response to the discussion paper ‘Human Rights and Technology’

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 23rd, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission in response to the discussion paper ‘Human Rights and Technology’

In this submission we articulate our support for the views of the Commission on the importance of taking a human-rights approach to technology with freedom from technology-facilitated violence, harassment and exploitation at its core. Technology-facilitated abuse in its all manifestations is driven by an intention to harass, stalk, groom, monitor, conduct surveillance on, location-track, threaten, [...]

23 03, 2020

Submission on the Retirement Income Review

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00March 23rd, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission on the Retirement Income Review

AWAVA has made a submission to the Retirement income review. In this submission we wish to draw the attention to the structural barriers that impact diverse groups of women to establish their financial independence and stability, impacts of feminisation of poverty and impacts of domestic and family violence. We argue that without embedding an intersectional [...]

12 03, 2020

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

By |2020-07-02T13:41:55+10:00March 12th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia’s Family Law System

AWAVA has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Australia's Family Law System. AWAVA’s position has always been consistent that the redevelopment of the family law system should be underpinned by the following principles: 1. Safety for victims/survivors and their children; 2. Accessibility of the system; 3. Fairness and responsiveness; and 4. Recognition [...]

25 02, 2020

Submission on the Review of Online Safety Laws

By |2020-06-17T11:27:24+10:00February 25th, 2020|2020, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission on the Review of Online Safety Laws

AWAVA welcomes a public consultation on new online safety laws and a move to harmonise the legislation in order to better respond to abuse perpetrated online. Overall we are supportive of the proposed legislative changes. As the National Women’s Alliances tasked with providing input on policy aiming to prevent and respond to different manifestations of [...]

10 12, 2019

Letter to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP on the decision to defund the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (FVPLS)

By |2019-12-11T05:31:07+10:00December 10th, 2019|2019, Submissions|Comments Off on Letter to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP on the decision to defund the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (FVPLS)

AWAVA has written to the Hon Ken Wyatt AM MP, Minister for Indigenous Australians, requesting that funding be reinstated to the National Family Violence Prevention Legal Services Forum (National FVPLS Forum), and much-needed additional resources be allocated to the body. We were very concerned to learn that funding to National FVPLS Forum has been cut, [...]

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