YWCA Australia News

Wed, 29/10/2014

YWCA Australia supports the Australian Unions campaign to have domestic violence leave included in all awards. The ACTU is making a claim to the Fair Work Commission for 10 days paid domestic violence leave for permanent staff and 10 days unpaid leave for casuals to be included in all Awards.  Paid domestic violence leave recognises that employees experiencing domestic violence can least afford to take unpaid leave at a time when financial security is critical.

Wed, 22/10/2014

On Friday 17 October, to mark the international YWCA Week Without Violence, YWCA Canberra proudly relaunched Relationship Things, a sex education resource that emphasises respectful relationships. 

 

Fri, 17/10/2014

This week is the World YWCA Week Without Violence. The rally cry for the week is that there “is no excuse for violence against women!” people have been asked to send in pictures of themselves while making the noXcuses gesture you can see a heap of these pictures on the noXcuseswebsite and on the YWCA Australia Facebook!

Wed, 08/10/2014

On October 11th YWCAs in Australia and many other organisations will celebrate International Day of the Girl. It is important that the world should celebrate girls even though there already is an International Women’s Day. Girls face additional barriers to accessing equal opportunity and are vulnerable to the far reaching impact of these limitations.

Thu, 09/10/2014

In response to recent public discussions about the wearing of burqas or niqabs, YWCA Australia has joined a number of other women’s organisations in supporting the rights of all women in Australia to be safe in public places and free from all forms of discrimination, regardless of what they wear.