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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 PURPOSE, OBJECTIVES, VALUES 

 ... INFORM + SHARE + ADVOCATE 

OUR PURPOSE

The peak body aims to inform and share 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 against women.

THE PEAK WILL

  • Advocate for the rights of women in Queensland to live free of violence

  • Advocate on behalf of the sector

  • Advocate for the continuation of a designated women’s sector to drive the agenda forward

  • Be the statewide network/alliance supported by specialist membership that Government and the media seeks out for consultation

  • Be a central campaigner for sector research, analysis, training, and resourcing

  • Be accountable for continuing to challenge broader societal belief structures and the current acceptance of violence against women

  • Be a nexus point for sector-wide communication (from a service delivery point of view) so that we can stay current, connected and informed

  • Aid the violence against women men’s sector to be accountable by:

- Advancing working relationships with men’s

   services to end violence against women

- Ensuring men’s work in the violence against

   women sector is accountable and consistent

   with practice standards

OUR OBJECTIVES

Please click the following links to learn more about our objectives and to see the activities of the peak.

 OUR VALUES 

GENDERED

ANALYSIS

Feminist practice, gender equality. Recognition that violence against women and children is a human rights violation and women and children are entitled to a safety response from the community.

COLLABORATION

Building on sisterhood and trust we seek to work collaboratively, in partnership, and to put small issues aside for the greater good.

REPRESENTATIVE

VOICE

ACCOUNTABILITY

Accountability and transparency to each other and to women and children in the broader community to ensure a bringing together of individual stories and messages, and responsibility for consistently keeping real issues and concerns on-the-table.

DIVERSITY +

INCLUSIVENESS

Using an intersectional analysis to understand and counteract recognised inequality. We are committed to promoting cultural awareness and inclusivity, meaningful partnership and holistic engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and communities, women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and women with disabilities.

United in the same goal; voices speaking up for individual women, children, and marginalised groups. Representation from all service types including specialist regional agencies (domestic violence, sexual violence and women’s health), smaller independent services and large organisations specialising in violence against women sector work.