YWCA Australia News

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.

Wed, 08/10/2014

Arda Aghazarian from Jerusalem will be visiting Australia in September and October, sharing her experiences and vision for a just and peaceful future for Israel and Palestine. We’re delighted to invite you to join Arda for a cup of tea as she talks about the work of the YWCA of Palestine and life for Palestinian Christian Women.

Thu, 02/10/2014

Faith leaders have made as strong statement about the importance of sexual and reproductive health rights calling upon the United Nations system and Member States to make them “central to the Post 2015 sustainable development agenda.” In September they met at a side event to the 69th session UN General Assembly.