Welcome to our new website.
We’re pleased to unveil the new-look and easier to navigate WESNET website. Over the past few years our work, particularly in relation to Technology Safety has really expanded. So much so that we’ve now got two additional websites to support this work. The Safe Connections Portal provides information about our fabulous partnership with Telstra. Telstra has been donating Smartphones to WESNET and with a network of frontline agencies across Australia, we are able to provide new Smartphones, $30 pre-paid credit and technology safety tips to women impacted by domestic and family violence.
Thanks to the Federal Government and the $100M Women’s Safety Package, since mid-2016 WESNET’s Safety Net Australia Team has also been able to provide training and resources for the frontline agencies that are participating in the Safe Connections Program. To date we have over 210 frontline agencies across Australia. To find out more or to see whether your agency would be interested in joining the program please click here.
WESNET has also continued to grow and expand our expertise in Technology Safety. Technology Safety encompasses the concept that everyone should have the right to use technology without harm or harassment. To achieve this, technology safety also includes education on how technology can be used safely and securely. The term Technology Safety was coined by our sister agency in the USA some years ago now, but has been adopted in many places across the word.
We have developed so many resources that we’ve moved everything over to a brand new site called www.techsafety.org.au. This website now houses information about technology facilitated abuse, safety planning as well as news about out Annual Technology Safety Summit.
Finally WESNET is also the contract manager for and a longstanding member of the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, AWAVA. Established in March 2010, is one of the five National Women’s Alliances funded by the Australian Government to bring together women’s organisations and individuals across Australia to share information, identify issues and their solutions, to respond to and prevent violence against women and their children. AWAVA’s role is to ensure that women’s voices and particularly marginalised women’s voices are heard by Government, amplifying the work of its member organisations and Friends & Supporters. Click here to visit the AWAVA website.