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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 [...]

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 & [...]

4 10, 2016

01 October Weekly Round-up

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Prevalent & Preventable has come to a close, after three positive, fascinating, challenging and heartening days in which over 300 people gathered to talk about how to prevent violence against women and their children. AWAVA and our co-hosts, Our Watch, are deeply grateful to the delegates, speakers, facilitators, sponsors and organisers who made the conference [...]

13 09, 2016

Weekly Round-up 13 September 2016

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Welcome to AWAVA’s weekly round-up of news. This week, the New South Wales and Western Australian governments have both made advances in legislation to criminalise the non-consensual sharing of intimate material and cyberbullying. AWAVA supports efforts to criminalise these acts, in light of the serious and lasting harm they cause to women and girls. Jennifer [...]

7 09, 2016

Weekly Round-up 9 September

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In Australia, most young people receive some sex education as part of their primary and secondary schooling, yet many students report that they do not gain sufficient knowledge and that the education they receive is not valuable in helping them deal with sex and develop respectful relationships. A new report by the Young Women’s Advisory [...]

31 08, 2016

Weekly Round-up 31 August

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A growing international evidence base shows that violence against women increases during emergencies and humanitarian disasters. In Australia, new research on women’s experiences of domestic violence after a catastrophic disaster has found that there was a rise in domestic violence following the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria in 2009. Particularly disturbing is the finding that [...]

24 08, 2016

Weekly Round-up 26 August

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Welcome to this week’s Round-Up! Women at university are pushing back against a culture that tolerates sexual violence and fails to hold perpetrators to account. Women students are widely subjected to sexual assault, harassment, and abuse, as documented by AWAVA member organisation the National University of Students Women’s Department in their recent Talk About It [...]

16 08, 2016

Weekly Round-up 17 August

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The ‘Nauru files’, a compilation of reports by guards, caseworkers and teachers as well as accounts of victims/survivors, has documented the magnitude of abuses inflicted on asylum seekers held in the Nauru detention centre, including sexual and other forms of violence against women and children. [Warning: these files contain details that may distress readers.] Asylum [...]

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