YWCA Australia News

Wed, 10/09/2014

On 5 September 2014 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New-York held its’ first-ever panel discussion on child marriage. The panel, requested by last year’s first General Assembly resolution on child marriage, focused on the post-2015 development agenda and the development costs of child marriage. Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, World YWCA General Secretary was invited to speak on the panel.

Tue, 22/07/2014

The first full day of the conference is over! Hear all about the International AIDS Conference from members of the World YWCA delegation in our first special podcast. 


Sun, 20/07/2014

To celebrate the 20th International AIDS Conference AIDS2014 being held in Melbourne from 20th to 25th July 2014, Positive Women Victoria invites you to experience Body of Knowledge - a photographic exhibition taking you inside the world and emotions of women affected by HIV/AIDS.

Wed, 16/07/2014

Every minute a young woman is newly infected by HIV and globally, young women aged 15-24 account for 22 per cent of all infections. Next week in Melbourne, the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS2014) is taking place (20 to 25 July). AIDS2014 offers a critical forum for presenting new research, promoting dialogue and future collaborations and developing strategies to advance the global response to HIV. With over 14,000 delegates, including around 1,000 media representatives, the conference is the premier gathering for people working in the field of HIV. YWCA Australia is thrilled to be welcoming a sizeable World YWCA delegation for the conference.

Wed, 16/07/2014

The World YWCA is a leading organisation in addressing the impact of HIV and AIDS on women and girls and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR). In the lead up to the International AIDS conference (AIDS2014) in Melbourne next week, find out more about the World YWCA’s work to support women to claim their rights and respond to HIV.