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 […]
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This article was originally posted on Telstra Exchange. by Karen Bentley, National Director – Women’s Services Network (WESNET) Technology has the potential to be a two-edged sword for those experiencing domestic violence. Working at the Women’s Services Network (WESNET), I’ve seen first-hand how perpetrators can misuse technology to abuse their victims, most often women. This includes threats […]
23 November 2016, Canberra – WESNET Telstra Safe Connections project today received a bronze award in the community-led category of the 2016 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards (ACVPA). The ACVPAs recognise good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia. “In today’s society, there is almost complete overlap […]
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