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EVAWQ Formation Timeline

An overview of events from 2013 to 2015 that lead to the formation of Ending Violence Against Women Qld Peak Body.


OCTOBER 2015


EVAWQ launch, Inaugural Annual General Meeting and establishment of Management Committee.


AUGUST 2015


EVAWQ’s application to become an Incorporated Association is accepted.


JULY 2015


Face to face meeting.



General members meeting to resolve to incorporate as an Incorporated Association.



Model Rules finalised.


JUNE 2015


Steering Committee Meeting/Teleconference x 1



EVAWQ member attended Women of World Festival at the request of the Department of Communities.


MAY 2015


Meetings with Labor MPs: Mark Ryan (Morayfield) Shane King (Kallangur) Chris Whiting (Murrumbah) and Nicky Boyd (Pine Rivers)



Steering Committee Meeting/Teleconference x 1



Third e-news distributed.



Letter sent to the Premier and Minister for Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services highlighting concerns about sexist and misogynist slogans on Wicked Campers.


APRIL 2015


Steering Committee Meeting/Teleconference x 1



Meetings with LNP MPs Tracy Davis and Mark McArdle.


MARCH 2015


Steering Committee Meeting/Teleconference x 1


FEBRUARY 2015


First Inaugural meeting of EVAWQ.


JANUARY 2015


Steering Committee Meetings/Teleconferences x 3



EVAWQ logo developed.


OCTOBER - DECEMBER 2014


Steering Committee Meetings/Teleconferences x 2



One face to face meeting.



EVAWQ submission to the Special Taskforce on Domestic and Family Violence.



Second e-news distributed.


JULY - SEPTEMBER 2014


Secured pro bono legal assistance through QPILCH to assist in the establishment of the peak as an Associated Incorporation.



Development and launch of EVAWQ website.



First e-news of the EVAWQ peak distributed.



Steering Committee Meetings/Teleconferences x 3


JUNE 2014


Face to face meeting.



Peak officially named “Ending Violence Against Women Queensland” (EVAWQ).



Communication link with the department of Communities established.


MARCH - MAY 2014


Establishment of sub committees.



Steering Committee Meetings/Teleconferences x 4


FEBRUARY 2014


First annual statewide meeting of ‘violence against women services’ and the establishment of a steering committee.


OCTOBER 2013 - JANUARY 2014



6 planning meetings to progress the idea with the primary focus of organising a statewide meeting.


SEPTEMBER 2013


Representatives from a mix of networks and services met to discuss the formation of a peak to enhance the unity of violence against women services.


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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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