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Homelessness Week 2020 As members of the ‘Accommodation Action Group’, the Central Australian Women's Legal Service were pleased to be a part of last week’s ‘Homelessness Week’ Community BBQ 🙏Staff from various service providers had the opportunity to have a yarn with community members, share in a feed and learn about what services are doing to advocate and...
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day Supporting the children of today is investing in our future.Acknowledging and celebrating ‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day’ is about learning more about this special & unique culture, empowering children to use their voice, and listening when they speak 🗣️ℹ➡ aboriginalchildrensday.com.
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➡ https://bit.
'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 respecte...
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.
Tennant Creek Training on 'Responding to Domestic and Family Violence' This week, CAWLS’ Health Justice Partnership lawyers, Sophie Quinn & Sally Krutsch, delivered a half day free training in Tennant Creek on identifying and responding to domestic and family violence 👩‍🏫📖During the training, there were sessions presented by:🔸 CAWLS 🔸 NT Police🔸 Sexual Assault Referral Centre, Tennant Creek ...
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...
'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➡ https://bit.ly/3ji2urk Cultural awareness is paramount in the child protection space.
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...
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➡ https://bit.
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.
'Responding to Family Violence' | FREE Training in the Barkly Region | 21 July 2020 Now accepting online registrations ▶️ https://bit.ly/2AxRKDH 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).
Office of the eSafety Commissioner | 5th Birthday Today, the Office of the eSafety Commissioner celebrate their 5th Birthday 🎉 On behalf of the Central Australian Women's Legal Service, we thank their team for their continued commitment in helping keep ALL Australians safer online through resources, programs, webinars and reporting options 👏💻Did you know, over the past 5 Years, the Offic...
Young women to pay half a billion dollars more for uni courses It is time to end the trend of undervaluing female-led industries 🙅‍♀️We have seen the government fail to take a gendered understanding in policy making. The recent decision to "more than double university fees for humanities subjects and reduce them for science subjects" is further reflection of inequitable policy making by our leaders.

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