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 WITH LIKE-MINDED POINTS OF

 CONNECTIVITY"

 "WE HAVE A STRONG SENSE OF
 INDIVIDUALISM ... 

 Linda-Ann Northey ~ Former EVAWQ President 

SECTOR COLLABORATION

EVAWQ  provides a united and representative state-wide voice across all four areas of sexual violence, women’s health, women's refuges and domestic & family violence services. Our management committee is made up of women representing all four of these areas.

Women’s sector work is naturally collaborative and a state-wide partnership of services in sexual violence, women’s health, women's refuges and domestic & family violence positively complements specialist work and the sharing of specialist knowledge.

SEXUAL VIOLENCE

Sexual violence is a crime which involves any unwanted sexual behaviour or act. Sexual violence is primarily perpetrated by men towards women and children; and is usually committed by someone known to the victim / survivor, such as a family member, intimate partner, friend, colleague, neighbour, or acquaintance.

WOMEN'S HEALTH

Women’s health encompasses physical, mental, emotional, cultural and spiritual wellbeing.

DOMESTIC + FAMILY VIOLENCE

Domestic and family violence is the leading cause of trauma, child protection needs, and homelessness for women and their children in Queensland. It involves an exploitation of power imbalances where one person uses a pattern of abusive and/or coercive behaviour and/or pursuit in order to control and dominate the other both in a relationship and after separation. This behaviour often repeats, may escalate and can result in death. DFV creates fear for personal safety and wellbeing, as well as immediate, long-term and generational harm.

 

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WOMEN'S REFUGE

A women's refuge is a place of temporary protection and support for women escaping domestic violence and intimate partner violence of all forms. Women's refuge also work to house these women in permanent housing solutions beyond the refuge, and act as a holistic support for women seeking protection.

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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