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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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National Violence Against Women Alliance receives Commonwealth funding

Representatives from the six new National Women’s Alliances gathered for the first time at Parliament House in Canberra in March. The meeting included members of the newly formed Australian Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance, National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance, Economic Security for Women, Equality Rights Australia, and Women Everywhere Advocating Violence Elimination […]

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2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters, Washington DC

The U.S. National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV) is excited to announce: The 2nd World Conference of Women’s Shelters, an initiative of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters, will be held in two years on March 19-22, 2012 in Washington, DC. The conference will bring together grassroots activists and advocates working to end violence […]

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WESNET speaks at National Homelessness Summit on Violence against Women

The new Rudd Labor Government’s approach to domestic/family violence and homelessness has the capacity to radically address decades of neglect in these fields.  This paper explores the potential impact of the Homelessness White Paper and the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women.  In particular it examines what impact the new approach may have on […]

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