15 01, 2019

Report on Outcomes from the National Women’s Alliances and Disabled People’s Organisations Australia Workshop

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In October 2018, AWAVA, alongside the other National Women's Alliances and Disabled People's Organisations, participated in a one-day workshop hosted by Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA). You can find out more about the outcomes of the workshop in this report:  

7 12, 2018

Primary Prevention Survey

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AWAVA's Primary Prevention Survey has closed. Thank you to everyone who responded. We are now analysing the results and expect to release a report by the end of May.     AWAVA is conducting a survey of primary prevention activities across Australia. This survey is led by AWAVA’s Violence Prevention Working Group. Click here to [...]

8 10, 2018

Position Paper on the Development of the Fourth Action Plan

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AWAVA offers a comprehensive structure that policy-makers might find useful in conceptualising the priority areas for the Fourth Action Plan of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children, and working towards a second National Plan. We offer a framework for addressing violence against women and their children holistically by taking intersectional approaches [...]

2 10, 2018

Submission on the situation of women human rights defenders

By |October 2nd, 2018|Submissions, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AWAVA has made a submission in response to the consultation held by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders with a focus on women human rights defenders. We focused on the emerging trends of technology-facilitated abuse of women, as well as the backlash against mainstreaming gender equality. Download our submission here [...]

11 04, 2017

Prevalent and Preventable Conference-Easy English Report

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In September 2016, Our Watch and AWAVA held a three day conference on preventing violence against women. With the help of SCOPE, we produced this Easy English version of the conference report.'  To access please click on the links below: Prevalent & Preventable Conference 2016 - Easy English report in pdf Prevenlent & Preventable Conference [...]

8 02, 2017


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13 12, 2016

14 December Weekly Round-up

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At the recent Council of Australian Governments meeting (COAG), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull responded to a campaign by more than 200 organisations (including AWAVA) by committing another year of federal funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness (NPAH). The $117 million funding extension is expected to help around 85,000 people who are homeless or [...]

11 10, 2016

14 October Weekly Round-up

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Welcome to this week’s Round-Up! Originally conceived to make sense of the racialised experiences of black women, ‘intersectionality’ is a term expressing the understanding that gender inequality is not the same for all women: racism, homophobia, colonialism and abelism all combine to affect women's different experiences of gender inequality and violence. At the recent Prevalent & [...]

8 02, 2016

Weekly Round-Up* 8 February 2016

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Welcome to the latest AWAVA Round-Up! Do you have a view on domestic violence and gender equality? The Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration is calling for submissions from individuals and community organisations on this issue. The closing date for submissions is 21 March 2016. More information here. Around the country The National [...]

21 09, 2015

Weekly Round-Up* 21 September 2015

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Welcome to this week’s round up of news about preventing and responding to violence against women. Labor MPs Terri Butler and Tim Watts are proposing a private members’ bill to criminalise so-called “revenge porn,” or the distribution of explicit images without consent. We look forward to seeing developments in this area. As Clementine Ford wrote [...]