YWCA Australia News

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, 24/09/2014

Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. The World YWCA has worked with Mary Robinson for many years to promote women’s rights in a range of global, regional and national networks. Mary has been a model for women seeking to bring positive change in their communities and has generously allowed the World YWCA to use her name to recognise those who have followed her example as champions for young women and human rights.

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.