YWCA Australia News

Thu, 28/08/2014

YWCA Australia joined many other community sector organisations and leaders in signing an ACOSS Joint Community Sector Statement expressing deep concern about changes to social security payments currently being considered by the Federal Parliament.

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.

Tue, 24/06/2014

YWCA Australia and its partners are compiling an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander component to the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) shadow report for submission in 2014. We are seeking the views and input of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on issues affecting them in their communities.

Wed, 04/06/2014

Join us in Sydney, Melbourne or online to be part of the development of the 2014 CEDAW NGO Shadow Report. CEDAW is the UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women. Each consultation will focus on the issues affecting a specific group of women who continue to experience significant barriers to claiming their human rights. Consultations have already been held in other cities.