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Twitter launches domestic violence prompt to support Aussies during COVID-19 pandemic

It’s great to see organisations like Twitter participating in – and encouraging – open discussions about Domestic Violence 🙏 We hope more companies and tech giants take their lead in supporting the victim/survivors of Domestic Violence ✊ ℹ➡

‘Solicitor’ Vacancy | Work with CAWLS

🌟 EXCITING OPPORTUNITY / VACANCY WITH CAWLS 🌟 🔎 Central Australian Women’s Legal Service is recruiting for an experienced Solicitor to provide high quality legal advice and casework to CAWLS clients, whilst enabling, educating and empowering women to better engage in the legal system, so that their rights can be considered and respected. 🟣 The […]

Domestic abuse survivors still waiting on government scheme to stop perpetrators hiding superannuation

A scheme to stop perpetrators of domestic and family abuse from hiding superannuation during Family Court disputes has NOT been delivered on time ❌ The $3.3 million Federal Government Scheme was announced in 2018 and the promised start date of July 1 this year has not materialised 😞 This information sharing scheme would allow victims […]

Commonwealth Bank launches anti-domestic violence and financial abuse initiative

As victims of domestic and family violence block their abusers on social media accounts, the Commonwealth Bank (CBA) detected a trend in individuals using the process of online transfers as an alternate way to perpetrate abuse…📲 CBA conducted research which found over 8,000 individuals had used its apps and online banking to send threatening and […]

‘Game-changing’: Aboriginal guardian to tackle child protection

“The NSW Government will appoint an independent Aboriginal children’s guardian as part of reforms to reduce the disproportionate rates of Aboriginal young people in state care.”Read the full story by ‘The Sydney Morning Herald’ ℹ➡ Cultural awareness is paramount in the child protection space. The Central Australian Women’s Legal Service are looking forward to […]

Ignoring effects of COVID19 on women could cost $5tn, warns Melinda Gates

“As policymakers work to protect and rebuild economies, their response must account for the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on women, and the unique roles women will have to play in mitigating the pandemic’s harm…” 💬 ⚠️ Our policymakers need to take heed of Melinda Gates serious concerns about the long term negative gendered impact corona-virus […]

5 women killed in 4 weeks: Not all Australians are safer in their homes right now

We are heartbroken by the unnecessary loss of life as a result of domestic violence… 💔 The numbers are sadly growing… ✋ MORE needs to be done to support victims and hold their perpetrators accountable, before more lives are ruined… ℹ➡

Why can’t we hold men accountable for their behaviours?

DPP pursued disorderly behaviour charge against woman despite sexual assault

Cecelia describes being held down by police, when her shirt came off. What she can remember, she says – “I was in a daze, I was just confused and then all of a sudden I was surrounded by all this transit mob … I just felt really disgusted.” Cecelia was not breaking the law. Cecelia […]

‘Responding to Family Violence’ | FREE Training in the Barkly Region | 21 July 2020

Now accepting online registrations ▶️ CAWLS welcomes service providers and individuals in the Barkly Region to join our free training seminar, to gain a deeper insight and knowledge into how to identify domestic violence and respond to disclosures of domestic violence (including referral pathways). Training DetailsDate: Tuesday 21 July 2020 Venue: Tennant Creek Women’s […]