YWCA Australia News

Thu, 20/11/2014

She Speaks Get the Report

Young women say negative gender-based stereotypes damage their working lives, their sense of self, their safety in relationships, and their leadership capacity. Young women are calling on the PM to lead change on the gender stereotypes that limit women and girls.

The YWCA She Speaks survey of 1600 young women, ages 15-30 in Australia is the largest survey of its kind “collecting information from young women about their attitudes, perceptions and experiences of leadership”. The survey from YWCA and report from the Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland has found young women and girls also want to be part of the change.

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. 

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