YWCA Australia News

Wed, 10/09/2014

On 5 September 2014 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New-York held its’ first-ever panel discussion on child marriage. The panel, requested by last year’s first General Assembly resolution on child marriage, focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the development costs of child marriage. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary was invited to speak on the panel.

Thu, 11/09/2014

In the last month we've made a submission to the Productivity Commission's childcare inquiry, a submission to a Senate inquiry on the extent of income inequality in Australia and a submission about future options if the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is abolished.   `

Thu, 28/08/2014

YWCA Australia joined many other community sector organisations and leaders in signing an ACOSS Joint Community Sector Statement expressing deep concern about changes to social security payments currently being considered by the Federal Parliament.

Tue, 26/08/2014

 

Applications are open for the YWCA Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) delegation. The CSW is the global policy body for women's issues. YWCA Australia will be sending a delegation of six to eight members to CSW 2015.  

Tue, 19/08/2014

YWCA of Adelaide’s Bid for Equality Equal Pay Day Handbag Auction is now on! 60 incredible women have each donated a handbag (or two bags, or a sports bag) and these treasures now can be yours. Campaign supporters include: Australia's first female Governor-General, Australia's first female Prime Minister, the Westpac CEO, the first Aboriginal woman in Australia’s Federal Parliament, the first woman to host ABC's Grandstand and so many more. The auction is online, closing on Saturday 6 September at 9:30pm ACST (Australian Central Standard Time).