2021

29 11, 2021

Submission to the review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

By |2021-12-02T09:16:25+11:00November 29th, 2021|2021|Comments Off on Submission to the review of the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012

In this submission, AWAVA and WESNET support the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 as an important vehicle to progress gender equality and, in turn, reduce violence against women and their children. Opportunities exist, however, to modernise the Act, particularly to acknowledge and respond to domestic and family violence as a workplace issue. Download the report: [...]

13 04, 2021

Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Violence and Abuse of People with Disability at Home

By |2021-04-13T12:50:29+10:00April 13th, 2021|2021, Submissions|Comments Off on Submission to the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability: Violence and Abuse of People with Disability at Home

In this submission we highlight that women with disability are more likely to experience more severe and frequent violence, by a wider array of perpetrators. They are additionally likely to encounter more barriers in seeking protection and justice. Girls and young women with disability are exposed to a broad range of violence perpetrated by carers, [...]

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