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.

Thu, 12/03/2015

YWCA Victoria's fundraiser over the weekend was a wild ride and great success. They packed out the venue with a sell out crowd coming together to celebrate International Women's Day. Jo Nilson from YWCA Victoria tells us about it in this feature. 

Thu, 05/03/2015

Since 2002 it has been a government initiative to produce a report every four years that assesses the long term outcomes of current government policies over the following 40 years. The Intergenerational Report (IGR) maps how changes to Australia’s population size and age demographics impact economic growth, workforce and public finances, using modelling of current policies. 

Tue, 24/02/2015

YWCAs around the globe are buzzing at this time of year with preparations for the 59th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is held annually in March in New York.

One of the YWCA delegates Claire Tatyzo has written an overview of what to expect for CSW59 and a breakdown of YWCA's history with the significant international event. Have a read! 

Wed, 18/02/2015

Want to know more about YWCA's around the world and thier work with Australians? Sarah Soysa has been profiling YWCA's in the Asia Pacific region that get Australian support or funding. This month we are featuring The story of “Power to Change” from YWCA of India.