YWCA Australia News

Fri, 26/06/2015

The Australian Government has proposed changes to the Paid Parental Leave Scheme that will undermine Australian families’ ability to stay at home with their babies for the first six months of their lives.

Fri, 24/04/2015

YWCA Australia and The ANU Gender Institute is proud to present the 2015 Young Women’s Budget Briefing. A live social media panel event where you can ask all the things about budget you’ve always wanted to know and get a roundup of what affects young women in this year’s budget.


Thu, 16/04/2015

Australian women’s organisations have signed a joint open letter to the Prime Minister calling for stepped up funding and leadership to address the root cause of violence against women, gender inequality.

Fri, 10/04/2015

A new Productivity Commission report dispels the myth that public housing is a disincentive to work and highlights the role of stable housing in producing positive employment outcomes. The report, Housing Assistance and Employment in Australia Research Report, examines the relationship between housing assistance for those in need and participation in employment.

Wed, 08/04/2015

South Australia’s first leadership conference for high school girls in years 10 to 12 has sold out within weeks of announcement. YWCA of Adelaide’s SHE Leads High Conference is a full day event designed to support and foster the leadership potential of secondary school girls and is designed to meet growing demand for leadership development opportunities for girls and young women.