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Men’s Violence Against Women information

ACACIA SUPPORT CENTRE www.acacia.pilbara.net.au
Acacia Support Service Port Hedland offers high quality support for females and males, 13 years and over, who have been affected by sexual assault or sexual abuse.

AUSTRALIA'S NATIONAL RESEARCH ORGANISATION FOR WOMEN'S SAFETY  (ANROWS) http://www.anrows.org.au/
Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety Limited (ANROWS) is an independent, not-for-profit company established as an initiative under Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan).

AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF FAMILY STUDIES, SEXUAL VIOLENCE RESEARCH  https://aifs.gov.au/projects/sexual-violence-research
The Sexual Violence Research team (SVR) at AIFS focuses on exploring issues related to sexual violence, such as: child sexual abuse, child and adolescent problem sexual behaviours, adult sexual assault, prevention of sexual violence, perpetration and sexual offending.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN AGAINST VIOLENCE ALLIANCE (AWAVA) http://awava.org.au/
The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) 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.

CABOOLTURE REGIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICE INC. www.crdvs.org.au
The Caboolture Regional Domestic Violence Service Inc. aims to assist those affected by domestic and family violence in a safe, supportive environment. The website has a list of services offered, information, and contact details, and links to relevant sites.

COALITION AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN WOMEN - AUSTRALIA (CATWA) http://catwa.org.au/
CATWA is the Australian branch of CATW International, a non-government organisation having Category II consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. It works locally and internationally to end all forms of sexual violence and exploitation of women, especially the violence of prostitution, trafficking and pornography. The website has papers, links, resources and actions.

DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE SERVICE QUEENSLAND – DV CONNECT www.dvconnect.org.au
DVConnect is the only statewide telephone service offering anyone affected by domestic or family violence a free ‘crisis hotline’ 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They provide free, professional and non-judgemental telephone support, wherever you live in Queensland.
Womensline 1800 811 811
Sexual Assault Helpline 1800 010 120

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ACTION CENTRE (DVAC) https://www.dvac.org.au/
The Domestic Violence Action Centre (formerly known as the Ipswich Women’s Centre Against Domestic Violence) is dedicated to work towards the abolition of all forms of violence against women and children through the provision of services.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PREVENTION CENTRE GOLD COAST http://www.domesticviolence.com.au/
A not-for-profit community-based organisation providing specialist domestic violence support services to women and their children affected by domestic and family violence. Services are provided in the following locations: Gold Coast; Beenleigh, Eagleby, North Gold Coast area; Southport Magistrates Court;Coolangatta Magistrates Court.

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN QUEENSLAND (EVAWQ) http://evawq.org/
The peak body for sexual violence, women’s health and domestic and family violence services in Queensland.

IMMIGRANT WOMEN’S SUPPORT SERVICE (IWSS) www.iwss.org.au
IWSS offers free confidential, practical and emotional support to immigrant and refugee women from non-English speaking backgrounds and their children who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence.

MIND HEALTH CONNECT – Domestic violence http://www.mindhealthconnect.org.au/domestic-violence
Domestic violence can affect anyone in the community, regardless of their level of income or status, gender, age, race or culture. Most victims are women and children, and most perpetrators are male.

NATIONAL PLAN TO REDUCE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN 2010–2022 https://www.dss.gov.au/our-responsibilities/women/programs-services/reducing-violence/the-national-plan-to-reduce-violence-against-women-and-their-children-2010-2022
The Commonwealth, state and territory governments worked with the community to develop a 12-year National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022 (the National Plan). The National Plan focuses on the two main types of violent crimes that have a major impact on women in Australia–domestic and family violence and sexual assault.

NORTH QUEENSLAND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESOURCE SERVICE (NQDVRS) http://www.nqdvrs.org.au/
A service in the North Queensland region which provides a range of crisis intervention, face to face assistance and group programs for victims and perpetrators of domestic and family violence.

NORTH QUEENSLAND WOMEN'S LEGAL SERVICE  http://nqwls.com.au/
NQWLS is a community legal centre based in Townsville and Cairns, North Queensland. It is a free legal service for women by women. They can help in all areas of law by way of providing information and referrals. Legal advice is available in the areas of family law, defacto matters, family/domestic violence, discrimination, sexual assault, child protection; and Victims Assist. They provide services to women from Sarina in the south, to the Torres Strait in the north and west out to the Northern Territory border.

OUR WATCH http://www.ourwatch.org.au/
Our Watch was established in July 2013 as the ‘Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children’, to drive nationwide change in the culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children.

PROJECT RESPECT www.projectrespect.org.au
Project Respect is an Australian non-government support service and community for women trafficked for sexual exploitation and women in the sex industry.

QUEENSLAND CENTRE FOR DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE RESEARCH www.noviolence.com.au
The Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research is located on the CQUniversity Mackay City Campus. The primary purpose of CDFVR has been to create and distribute knowledge to influence policy and practice in the field of domestic and family violence prevention.

THE LINE http://www.theline.org.au/
Sometimes, there’s no argument about where to draw the line in our friendships and relationships. But the line can get blurry. This website is for young people to talk about relationships, gender, sex, bystander action, technology and communication.

VIOLENCE PREVENTION - Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services https://www.communities.qld.gov.au/communityservices/violence-prevention
This website contains information about domestic and family violence, including: the signs and effects of domestic and family violence; supporting someone experiencing domestic and family violence; getting help for domestic and family violence; reporting abuse; young people experiencing domestic and family violence.

WOMEN EVERYWHERE ADVOCATING VIOLENCE ELIMINATION Inc (WEAVE Inc) www.weaveinc.org.au
WEAVE is a National Women’s Alliance that aims to eliminate all forms of male violence (including sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, sexual exploitation and trafficking).

WOMEN’S SAFETY AFTER SEPARATION http://www.ncsmc.org.au/wsas/welcome.htm
The website provides information to women facing separation, particularly where there is violence and abuse, to help negotiate safety for themselves and their children.

WOMEN’S SERVICES NETWORK (WESNET) www.wesnet.org.au
Established in 1992, the Women’s Services Network (WESNET) is a national women’s peak advocacy body which works on behalf of women and children who are experiencing or have experienced domestic or family violence. With almost 400 members across Australia, WESNET represents a range of organisations and individuals including women’s refuges, shelters, safe houses and information/ referral services.

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