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International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

In 1999 the United Nations declared November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with the aim of inviting the organisation of activities designated to raise public awareness. Women’s activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981 marking the brutal assassination in 1960 of the three […]

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WESNET part of international delegation to the United Nations

Julie Oberin, National Chairperson of WESNET and Margaret Augerinos, Victorian Delegate for WESNET attended the Global Network of Women’s Shelters Meeting in New York recently. 25-26 February 2010 Global Network of Women’s Shelters Meeting Liz Claiborne, Inc., 18th Floor Conference Room. 1441 Broadway, New York, NY 10018 As part of the international Global Network of […]

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WESNET submission to Australian Law Reform Commission

WESNET recently finalised its submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission’s “Family Violence: Improving Legal Frameworks Review”. The submission touches on areas of concern that have been highlighted by women’s domestic and famiily violence services, and other women’s organisations across Australia. WESNET commends the scope of the Commission’s review and hopes that it achieves concrete […]

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National Candle Lighting Ceremony – Wed 5 May 2010

Wednesday 5 May 2010 marks the inaugural National Day to Remember where people around the country will be lighting candles at a 6pm to remember and pay respects to those (predominantly women and children) who have died because of domestic and family violence. Please contact your State or Territory DV Crisis Line for local information […]

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