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, 13/02/2014

According to a new UN report, inequality and discrimination, particularly towards women, are among the world's biggest obstacles to development. Research suggests a positive link  between female education, healthier families and stronger GDP growth. The study, Beyond 2014, recommends governments take legislative measures to protect their poorest and most marginalised populations, in particular adolescents, female victims of violence and rural communities.

Wed, 12/02/2014

Over the last couple of weeks we have made three submissions – to the Australian Government budget process, the Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, and the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. Thank you to everyone who participated in and promoted our recent pregnancy and return to work surveys, to which we had a great response.

Mon, 10/02/2014

Read about the 23 great moments in online campaigning for women's rights. Can you think of any that this author has missed? What have been your favourites?  

Mon, 10/02/2014

"This year is gearing up to be a key time for women's rights and gender equality. The UN Commission on the Status of Women, being held in New York in March, will discuss progress against the millennium development goals and crucially look at how women feature in what comes next."