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AVA currently hosts various different networks aimed at specific groups of workers.

Children and Young Peoples Worker E-forum
This has been set up for all professionals working with children, young people who are dealing with issues relating to violence against women. Members are encouraged to post questions and information to provide informal peer support. For details of how to join click here.

Stella Project Network

Join the network to receive regular newsletters and access to free information and networking events. Please click here to sign up to the Stella mailing list.

We also host ad hoc events on specific subjects. Check our events page for details of upcoming events.


We produce monthly e-newsletters and regular bulletins to help you keep up to date with issues related to violence against women and girls.


What you told us.....

We asked practitioners what is the best part of your job?

"Meeting and connecting with people…."

"to be able to empower women and girls to live their lives to the full and to make choices for themselves"

"I enjoy meeting and working with women clients and making positive difference to their lives"

"Making a difference to other people's lives"

"To see women move forward, it makes me feel good inside".