YWCA Australia News

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. 

Wed, 01/10/2014

YWCA Australia and its member organisations around the country would like to send a message of solidarity to our sisters at the YWCA of Liberia and Sierra Leone, and other YWCA’s responding to the recent outbreak of Ebola Virus

 

Wed, 01/10/2014

If female labour participation is increased by 25 per cent by 2025, growth could dramatically surpass Joe Hockey’s goal to add 2 percentage points to global GDP by 2018 under Australia’s G20 presidency. This is just one of the links drawn out by delegates on the Gender Equality at G20 talks that happened in Canberra last week. 

Tue, 30/09/2014

Australia’s peak community sector and youth affairs bodies have welcomed a joint bipartisan parliamentary committee finding that two of the Government’s proposed changes to youth payments are incompatible with Australia’s human rights obligations. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights found that both the proposal to deny young people income support for six months of every year, and to lift the age of eligibility for the Newstart Allowance from 22 to 25 years, breach Australia's human rights obligations.

Mon, 29/09/2014

Former World YWCA Board Member, Arda Aghzarian, is in Australia for a speaking tour to highlight the Christian contours of peace in the Middle East.