YWCA Australia News

Sun, 27/07/2014

Firstly, thank you to #AIDS2014 for bringing 14 000 individuals together for a thought-provoking and invigorating week.



Fri, 25/07/2014

The Melbourne Youth Force held a Press Conference on Tuesday July 22 to release the ground breaking Youth Action Plan, as well as to highlight the key advocacy messages of Treat all People, Respect all rights, END HIV/AIDS.

The 2014 Youth Action Plan states “The needs of adolescents and young people cannot be ignored any longer. Despite the advances in the fight against AIDS, we are experiencing a crisis in the adolescent and youth pandemic.

Fri, 25/07/2014

Yen Eriksen is reporting from AIDS2014 for World YWCA and YWCA Australia. In this short piece we hear from people, from three different groups affected by HIV/AIDS. Harmony who is a NSW sex-worker, Jenny Kelsall Executive Officer of who works with drug users from Harm Reduction Victoria and Amitava Sarkar transwoman advocate from India. This is an opportunity to hear from people about what needs to be done to put the needs and concerns of their groups front and centre in the HIV/AIDS response. 

Thu, 24/07/2014

Speaking at a YWCA hosted breakfast this Thursday 24 July, and as part of the AIDS2014 Conference, Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls Natasha Stott Despoja said it is essential we highlight the issues faced by young HIV positive women.

Thu, 24/07/2014
At YWCA, we're committed to creating safe and supportive spaces for young women to share their stories. This is why we organised the Young Women Speak Up event this week as part of AIDS2014. We heard from a number of young women in the World YWCA delegation. Thank you to Andrea from the YWCA of Honduras, CZ from the YWCA of India and Sylvia from the YWCA of PNG for speaking up about your experiences.