"WORKING TOGETHER FOR WOMEN'S SAFETY"
Ending Violence Against Women Queensland Inc (EVAWQ) provides a representative and united voice for Queensland women and children affected by gender-based violence, and the individuals and service agencies that provide specialist support. Our organisation shares the depth and diversity of knowledge from specialist services within the women’s sector to a broad range of government and non-government stakeholders in relation to all aspects of gender-based violence. EVAWQ’s governance structure was designed by, and for, the sector to strengthen cross-sector collaboration and communication, and promote timely and effective decision making and recommendations on key policy issues.
EVAWQ’s provides expert advice and fosters partnerships at both state and national levels. EVAWQ’s submissions, to positively inform and influence government policy, have included violence prevention, law reform, school curriculum, and women’s safety and wellbeing. EVAWQ regularly engages with government, on behalf of a diversity of specialist sector organisations, to provide advice in relation to emerging trends, service demands and funding equity.
That violence against women and children is a human rights violation, and;
women and children are entitled to a safety response from the community
The peak acknowledges that violence is predominantly perpetrated by men against women and children. As a peak, we are committed to working together toward ending men’s violence against women and children. We work with the understanding that all forms of discrimination and impoverishment perpetuate and exacerbate gender-based violence. We also recognise that violence occurs in same-sex relationships. Representation is gained through engagement of members from diverse women’s services across the state.
EVAWQ acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians and first peoples of Australia. We recognise the impacts of colonisation and dispossession and the contemporary disadvantage experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. EVAWQ is committed to working alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men to end violence against their women and children in Queensland.
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