YWCA Australia News

Wed, 09/04/2014

If you're a girl or young woman aged 15-30, remember to tell us your thoughts on leadership with the She Speaks survey www.issr.uq.edu.au/YWCASheSpeaks.

Thu, 27/03/2014

In December last year, YWCA Australia joined over 150 leading community organisations from around Australia in writing to the Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, urging him not to repeal the racial vilification protections in the Racial Discrimination Act. The letter highlighted the critical role that the Racial Discrimination Act (the Act) has long played in combating racial hatred and protecting individuals and groups against discrimination and hate speech. The Australian Government has now released an exposure draft of proposed amendments that will change the racial vilification protections in the Act.  

Thu, 20/03/2014

YWCA Australia has joined with many other organisations in the community sector to support our regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC), which the Australian Government is planning to abolish. Read the open letter urging the Government to retain and fund the ACNC:

Fri, 07/03/2014

Find out more about women's rights in every country with this interactive women's rights map.

Tue, 04/03/2014

Westpac has released new research showing 80 per cent of Australian women believe their employer doesn’t fully accept flexible working conditions. The 2014 Westpac International Women’s Day Report surveyed 1,000 Australians and found that workplace flexibility (61%) and taking maternity leave (58%) are some of the top issues women currently face. To encourage Australians to pledge to make positive change around gender equality, Westpac Group’s CEO, Gail Kelly, was yesterday joined by inspirational Australian women, CARE Australia CEO, Dr Julia Newton-Howes AM, former tennis world champion, Evonne Goolagong-Cawley, and YWCA NSW CEO Anna Bligh in Martin Place, Sydney.