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New NFP Peak Aimed at Ending Violence Against Women


Tuesday, 6th October 2015 at 9:41 am
Ellie Cooper, Journalist
Not for Profit organisations working in the sexual violence, women’s health, domestic and family violence services have joined forces to form a new peak body aimed at eliminating violence against women.

Tuesday, 6th October 2015
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Ellie Cooper, Journalist


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New NFP Peak Aimed at Ending Violence Against Women
Tuesday, 6th October 2015 at 9:41 am

Not for Profit organisations working in the sexual violence, women’s health, domestic and family violence services have joined forces to form a new peak body aimed at eliminating violence against women.

The new Ending Violence Against Women Queensland (EVAWQ) peak body was launched last week on the first day of Sexual Violence Awareness Month (SVAM) 2015.

The Peak Body is made up of more than 20 different Not for Profit organisations.

Queensland’s Minister for Women, Shannon Fentiman, said the links between sexual violence, domestic and family violence and women’s health were clear.

“That’s why this new peak body makes so much sense. We know that domestic violence, sexual assault and violence against women more broadly are all gendered forms of violence,” Fentiman said.

“We cannot focus on domestic and family violence without also focusing on the broader issue of violence against women.

“That’s why we’re working with the community to develop coordinated strategies to end violence against women, including developing a new a Violence Against Women Prevention Plan.”

EVAWQ Interim President, Linda-Ann Northey, said forming a united group would help to drive change across all three areas to make an impact.

“The new Peak will enable greater support networks and communication pathways to be established between services, government and the community across the three different service sectors, and therefore provide greater safety for women,” Northey said.

“We are a much needed central point for combined effort in service delivery, working in solidarity – with one voice and for one purpose – to end violence against women. To end it, full stop.”

The Queensland Government is seeking input into the Violence Against Women Prevention Plan as part of the consultation on the draft Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy, which closes on 16 November.


Ellie Cooper  |  Journalist  |  @ProBonoNews

Ellie Cooper is a journalist covering the social sector.


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