The Ending Violence Against Women Queensland Inc. (EVAWQ) peak body 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. 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.

ABOUT

EVAWQ.

EVAWQ believes that:

 

  • Violence against women and children is a human rights violation
  • 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 broad geographic locations.

"Working together for women's safety."

FORMING
THE PEAK.

Queensland has a number of ‘Networks of Services’ working in the field of sexual violence, women’s health and domestic & family violence. Until now, however, there hasn’t been one defined network which united us all.  Discussions had been held within the sector over a number of years, with talk generally acknowledging the need for a peak body.  Recent resurfacing around the need for a Peak resulted in a number of discussions within the sector about our commitment to overall unity.  Out of these discussions agreement was made to bring together a united body of women’s services in Queensland (launched in June 2014).

WHY

NEEDED?

 

The peak body is needed to inform government and the community of the extent of violence experienced by women and children, the enormity of the problem, and the impact that violence has on women’s lives.  The peak will explain to community and government the gendered-nature of violence.  It is also important to provide an analysis of violence – why men continue to perpetrate violence against women; and to take issues with explanations for men’s violence which blame women and excuse abusers. It is important to work together in the women’s sector to take responsibility for the well-being of many, to work together for the common good, and to ask government to do the same.

"Women-only services benefit individual women and broader society… the primary reason women’s organisations are successful (in changing women’s lives, wider communities, and society as a whole) is because their approaches are women-centred and based on values of empowerment, rights and self-determination… (WRC, 2006).

FORMATION TIMELINE

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.

1. LEADERSHIP

Provide leadership and advocacy at a state level in relation to all aspects of gender-based violence against women.

2. POLICY & ADVOCACY

Provide policy advice and monitor policies, legislation, programs and practices which impact on women and children experiencing gender-based violence.

3. RESEARCH

Pro-actively contribute to the generation of contemporary knowledge and research.

4. COMMUNICATION

Identify significant issues and raise public awareness of gender based violence against women.

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.

 

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.

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

OUR

VALUES.

DONATE NOW

coming soon.

If you would like to support the work of EVAWQ please contact the Secretariat.

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.

Copyright © EVAWQ INC. 2015     |     ABN: 52 682 218 601      |     Web Design by Colour Sweet

FORMING
THE PEAK.

Queensland has a number of ‘Networks of Services’ working in the field of sexual violence, women’s health and domestic & family violence. Until now, however, there hasn’t been one defined network which united us all.  Discussions had been held within the sector over a number of years, with talk generally acknowledging the need for a peak body.  Recent resurfacing around the need for a Peak resulted in a number of discussions within the sector about our commitment to overall unity.  Out of these discussions agreement was made to bring together a united body of women’s services in Queensland (launched in June 2014).

WHY

NEEDED?

 

The peak body is needed to inform government and the community of the extent of violence experienced by women and children, the enormity of the problem, and the impact that violence has on women’s lives.  The peak will explain to community and government the gendered-nature of violence.  It is also important to provide an analysis of violence – why men continue to perpetrate violence against women; and to take issues with explanations for men’s violence which blame women and excuse abusers. It is important to work together in the women’s sector to take responsibility for the well-being of many, to work together for the common good, and to ask government to do the same.

"Women-only services benefit individual women and broader society… the primary reason women’s organisations are successful (in changing women’s lives, wider communities, and society as a whole) is because their approaches are women-centred and based on values of empowerment, rights and self-determination… (WRC, 2006).

FORMATION TIMELINE

"Working together for women's safety."

The Ending Violence Against Women Queensland Inc. (EVAWQ) peak body 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. 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.

ABOUT

EVAWQ.

EVAWQ believes that:

 

  • Violence against women and children is a human rights violation
  • 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 broad geographic locations.

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.

1. LEADERSHIP

Provide leadership and advocacy at a state level in relation to all aspects of gender-based violence against women.

2. POLICY & ADVOCACY

Provide policy advice and monitor policies, legislation, programs and practices which impact on women and children experiencing gender-based violence.

3. RESEARCH

Pro-actively contribute to the generation of contemporary knowledge and research.

4. COMMUNICATION

Identify significant issues and raise public awareness of gender based violence against women.

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.

 

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.

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

DONATE NOW

coming soon.

If you would like to support the work of EVAWQ please contact the Secretariat.

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.

Copyright © EVAWQ INC. 2015

ABN: 52 682 218 601

Web Design by Colour Sweet