Two-day training workshop for people working with or supporting women experiencing gender-based violence. WESNET and the Women’s Council WA are pleased to bring Safety Net training to Perth with the assistance of Lottery West, the Department for Child Protection, and Keeping Kids Safe. This training is ideal for those working with women experiencing violence and [...]
Julie Oberin, WESNET Chair, will be talking at the 3rd Biennial National Homelessness Summit in Sydney at 9.ooAM on Tuesday 21st May on Women, Children and Homelessness: Taking the National Challenge Seriously. Julie will discuss the relationship between violence against women and homelessness: the gendered face of homelessness in Australia Reflections on The Road Home [...]
This video created created and released in New Zealand ahead of the Rugby World Cup shows the impact of bystanders in cases of violence against women. Trigger warning: Sexual Assault. Click on the link to go through to the video: Who Are You?
WESNET is pleased to host the 2012 Global Network of Women’s Shelters Data Count again this year. On behalf of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters, WESNET Australia invites Australian women’s domestic and family violence (shelter type services) to participate in the 2012 Global Data Count It is that time of year again where we [...]
Registrations are now open to attend a one-day training event on Technology Safety. You can download the training flyer here. Click here to go to the registration page. One-day training workshop for people working with or supporting women experiencing gender-based violence. This training focuses on the positive and negative impacts of technology on survivors of [...]
WESNET is presenting a half day technology institute at the Annual Homelesness Conference on 5 September 2012 in Melbourne.
The theme for 2012 Homeless Persons Week is “homing in on the real issues of homelessness”. In order to understand why we are homeless, we need to see why we become homeless. Homelessness Australia, in its campaign for 2012 notes the many causes of homelessness in our community such as domestic violence, unemployment and poverty, [...]
WESNET has five new technology tip sheets that can help women experiencing violence with a high-tech twist and those services working to help them. There are five new tip sheets available for download. These have been adapted for Australian use by WESNET with the kind permission of the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) [...]
Safety Net Australia is a new project that focuses on how technology impacts women experiencing gender-based violence, such as domestic and family violence, stalking, sexual violence, dating violence and abuse. Read more on our Safety Net page here.
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WESNET is the national peak body for Australian Domestic and Family Violence Services. Our members include women’s refuges, shelters, safe houses and information/ referral services.
We work at a national level on behalf of women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence. We support the women's specialist services sector that supports the many women and children fleeing violence.
WESNET was established in 1992 by the then Australian Government. WESNET was defunded in 1996, but has carried on as a peak body and a feminist women's organisation with the support of our membership.
From time to time WESNET has won grants and tender processes to carry out valuable projects for this sector, including winning the tender for the lead agency of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance since mid 2010.