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1 02, 2018

2017 Weekly Round Up Archive

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Read AWAVA's Weekly Round-Ups to stay up to date on news from the preventing and responding to violence against women sector.   Love wins! 8 December 2017 Cross-border DVOs, sexual harassment in Aus media, & opportunities to get involved 1 December 2017 16 Days of Activism, Inap Nau partnership in PNG, the heavy toll of [...]

22 12, 2016

22 December Weekly Round-up

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Advocates are concerned that the number of women survivors imprisoned for acting in self-defence is rising, and the increasing imprisonment of women generally is linked to women’s lifetime experiences of violent crime. In many cases, the law does not take into account the difficult circumstances of women victims of domestic violence who attack or kill [...]

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 [...]

29 11, 2016

30 November Weekly Round-up

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The Victorian Government has sealed its commitment to protecting women and children and preventing violence with its newly released 10 Year Plan to End Family Violence. The Government has promised to implement the 227 recommendations made by Australia’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence. Specifically, the Plan commits the Victorian Government  to the following goals: [...]

24 11, 2016

24 November Weekly Round-up

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The rallying cry of women all around the globe will again be heard in this year’s commemoration of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.  Running from 25 November to 10 December, this annual event brings together campaigns in more than 165 countries.   Originally conceived by the Center for Women's Global Leadership in [...]

17 11, 2016

17 November Weekly Round-up

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    Among the many questions raised by Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States is the question of what impact the result will have on marginalised and victimised groups including Muslim people, people of colour, people with disability and women who have been subjected to violence and harassment. Alisson Pohle has addressed [...]

9 11, 2016

09 November Weekly Round-up

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      Invigorated by the recent National Multicultural Women’s Conference, we are excited to bring you this week’s round-up. At the conference, Antoinette Braybrook spoke about domestic and family violence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, noting that despite the proliferation of violence in these communities, it is not perpetrated only by Aboriginal [...]

9 11, 2016

03 November Weekly Round-up: COAG Summit and Third Action Plan special edition

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What a week! There has been a great deal of activity in the area of preventing and responding to violence as governments and community representatives gathered in Brisbane on 28 October for the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Summit on Violence against Women and their Children. The Prime Minister used the Summit to reiterate his call for [...]

26 10, 2016

26 October Weekly Round-up

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  The harms inflicted by domestic violence often do not end after separation or divorce. Long after a violent relationship has ceased, women can continue to suffer from mental and physical health problems while having to face homelessness and poverty. A common form of abuse within violent relationships, financial abuse sometimes continues beyond separation as [...]

19 10, 2016

19 October Weekly Round-up

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Welcome to the week’s Round-Up. In a speech that has resonated with women around the world, United States First Lady Michelle Obama has voiced a powerful condemnation of the sexual objectification of women. Addressing Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump’s defence of his comments about women as "locker room banter", she said, “This is not something [...]