26 November 2014 WESNET’s SAFETY NET Australia project was one of six projects to win a certificate of merit and $5000 prize in the Australian Crime and Violence Prevention awards yesterday. Announced by The Hon Michael Keenan MP, Minister for Justice, the annual Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards are sponsored by the heads of […]
WESNET is pleased to announce that it is partnering with Telstra to provide safe smart phones for women experiencing domestic violence. Telstra will provide smartphones, pre-paid credit and information on the safe use of technology to WESNET for distribution through their partner agencies nationally to support to women impacted by domestic violence. Services interested in becoming […]
The origin of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women The origins of 25 November as the International Day go back to 1960, when the three Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic were killed for their political activism. The sisters, known as the “Unforgettable Butterflies,” became a symbol of the crisis of […]
WESNET held its 2014 Annual General Meeting on 14 November 2014. The Annual Report is available for download on our Annual Report page.
The Chair of WESNET, Julie Oberin gave evidence to the Senate Inquiry into Domestic Violence in Canberra last week, pointing out that perpetrators are now misusing technology as another tool to stalk, abuse and harass. Judith Ireland wrote a great article in the Sydney Morning Herald to follow up.