AWAVA Weekly Round-Up


Read AWAVA’s Weekly Round-Ups to stay up to date on news from the preventing and responding to violence against women sector.


For older editions, visit our weekly round-up archives.


$150 million funding to address domestic and family violence amidst COVID-19, what COVID-19 lockdowns mean for sex workers, COVID-19 resources and more.
2 April 2020
Calls for Federal Government support for women subjected to violence amongst COVID-19, new disability support toolkit, resources, webinars and more.
26 March 2020
Warnings of increased violence against women during pandemic, assisting victims/survivors remotely, calls to abandon Family Law Inquiry, and more. 20 March 2020
Government criticised for ignoring expert advice on family violence, workplace sexual harassment, temporary migration & violence, scholarships & more. 12 March 2020
Special meeting of Women’s Safety Ministers, new website for women and girls with disability, research, events and more! 6 March 2020
Victims/survivor’s struggle for safety post-separation, calls for domestic violence deaths data transparency, research, reports and more. 27 February 2020
Media guidelines for reporting violence against women, cashless debit card fails to reduce family violence, resources, events and more. 20 February 2020
Ochre Ribbon Week, NT debates court changes for victim/survivors, reports, events and more! 13 February 2020
Fiji announces National Action Plan to prevent gender-based violence, free dental care for women experiencing violence, events, resources and more! 6 February 2020
Police attitudes towards sexual assault revealed, poverty and disability preventing women from leaving violence, relief resources, surveys and more! 30 January 2020
Bushfire Crisis and Climate Emergency, Extensive relief resources listed, Black Deaths in Custody, Reproductive Abuse and more. 23 January 2020