YWCA Australia News

Wed, 29/10/2014

YWCA Australia supports the Australian Unions campaign to have domestic violence leave included in all awards. The ACTU is making a claim to the Fair Work Commission for 10 days paid domestic violence leave for permanent staff and 10 days unpaid leave for casuals to be included in all Awards.  Paid domestic violence leave recognises that employees experiencing domestic violence can least afford to take unpaid leave at a time when financial security is critical.

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


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.