The National Women’s Safety Alliance brings together a diversity of voices, expertise and experience to inform and guide national policy on women’s safety. The NWSA, established in August 2021, connects the sector, experts, government, and victim-survivors with a shared vision to end violence against women. This will be achieved through consultation, research, and the collaborative development of expert policy advice to government.

Our mission

We are a National Alliance whose combined voices, expertise and experiences will inform policy to prevent and reduce violence against women.

Our purpose

We bring the diverse and under-represented voices of all people identifying as women to Australian Government decision making

Our priorities

Click here to see our Future Directions for the NWSA

Our values







Our promise

To listen and act and work within an intersectional framework

Our vision

To create an Australia free of violence against women in one generation

Our Executive Director

Katherine Berney is the Executive Director of the National Women’s Safety Alliance.

Katherine is passionate about social, economic and safety equity for women and children.

NWSA under Katherine’s leadership is a trusted government advisor, and has influenced major federal policy reforms in Domestic, Family and Sexual violence; There is nothing more important than making Australia a safer place for all who make their home here.

2023 Women’s Agenda Emerging NFP leader award winner

Katherine is working towards her PhD in Sociology under Dr Michael J Walsh at the University of Canberra.

Our consultation process

Media contact: Katherine Berney, +61 498 642 584