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'Devastating' US Supreme Court Decision The decision to wind back abortion rights in the US is “a setback for women and their right to control their own bodies and their lives” Prime Minister Albanese has said 😔 ⚖️ The US Supreme Court last week overturned a previous ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to abortion, that had been in place for almost 50 years.
Work with CAWLS | Administration Support Worker 📢 An exciting opportunity exists within the Central Australian Women’s Legal Service to join our non-legal support team.
‘Epidemic of violence’ plagues women ⚠️ Women in the bush are trapped in an epidemic of extreme violence, brought about by inter-generational abuse and disadvantage and a culture that protects perpetrators before victims, according to NT Supreme Court judge, Judith Kelly. “These are not self-destructive women. These are women who can’t escape from a terrible situation.
Inaugural BAFL Womens Match ft. CAWLS Barkly Lawyers 🏉 Over the weekend, CAWLS Barkly Lawyers, Anisha & Mollie, participated in front of a big crowd, for the inaugural BAFL Womens match 🏃‍♀️💨 The girls' team, YDU Football Club, may have been defeated by Sporties Spitfires… but our very own, Anisha, scored a goal in this history making game for the region! 💪🤩 Con...
2022 Opening of the Legal Year Dinner, Alice Springs Earlier this month, our legal team were fortunate to attend the ‘2022 Opening of the Legal Year Dinner’ at the Hilton in Alice Springs ⚖️ 🎤 During the evening, attendees heard from Tass Liveris - President of the Law Council of Australia, Chansey Paech - Northern Territory Attorney General and Chief Justice Michael Grant AO, on a ra...
Sisters in Law | 8 June 2022 🎙️ This week on 'Sisters in Law', Michael Brandenburg & Tilley Prowse, practitioners who facilitate groups sessions as part of the ‘Tangentyere Men’s Behaviour Change Program’ spoke with show hosts, Meaghan & Jazz 🗣️ The Tangentyere Men’s Behaviour Change Program or “Marra’ka Mbarintja” (talking straight to ...
Interactive and Inclusive Artwork for CAWLS Barkly Office We are proud of our new Tennant Creek office and the expanded & holistic service we can offer from this space 👩‍⚖️ Our Barkly team have been busily painting a tree on our internal corridors - with the hope that clients will add their hand prints to the wall.
'Identifying & Responding to Family Violence' Training | 17 June 2022Don't miss out on your tickets to our crucial & worthwhile training for all community and sector staff in Central Australia … ‘Identifying & Responding to Family Violence’ 📖 CAWLS have collaborated with other local service providers to deliver an integrated training day, where participants will 👇 💡 Strengthen understand...
You are welcome here, always (no matter the weather!)🥶 Mparntwe is certainly cold & wet today - but it is toasty warm in the CAWLS office - and we hope you know, you are ALWAYS welcome to pop in and visit our team 👋 ☕ Drop by for a cuppa & a fancy purple CAWLS beanie … and if you need, our friendly team can help you with advice on things such as domestic & family violence, ch...
CLCNSW First Nations Scholarship Program Student 👩‍🎓 We were privileged to welcome Tonkya Jamieson at CAWLS for a two-week student placement through the Community Legal Centres NSW First Nations Scholarship Program, earlier this month.
LGBTQIA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day 📣 Today, we acknowledge LGBTQIA+ Domestic Violence Awareness Day - a day to take a stand against Domestic and Family Violence in LGBTQIA+ communities 🤍 Everyone deserves to live without fear of violence and abuse 🙌 CAWLS acknowledges that intersectionality is a critical principle that influences barriers and risks that victim-s...
National Reconciliation Week 2022 Today is the start of 'National Reconciliation Week 2022' - a time for ALL Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures & achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia 🌏💙 The 2022 theme of 'Be Brave - Make Change' is a challenge to us all to be brave & tackle ...
CAWLS visits Ali Curung 📍 Last week, our Tennant Creek lawyers headed out to Ali Curung for bush court 👩‍⚖️ ⚖️ Anisha & Mollie provided a duty lawyer service at the court and helped the women of Ali Curung with their DV matters 🙏 Our dynamic Barkly duo also picked up a few new clients from the community, who needed assistance with their ...
#LightACandle | Candlelight Vigil for DFV VictimsOn Wednesday 4 May 2022, people across Australia will light a candle to remember those who have been killed by domestic & family violence 🙏 By joining this evening of reflection & remembrance, we honour their memories and help bring light to our national crisis...
2022 Winter Clothing Drive for Centralian Women & their Children 🥶 Centralian nights can get unbearably cold… now, imagine, you have nothing to wrap around your shoulders, or your baby doesn’t have a blanket to drape around them… ❄️ Sadly, this is the reality of many women in our community… 😓 📣 Our CAWLS team are calling on anyone with the capacity to provide some warmth for women &a...

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