YWCA Australia News

Thu, 24/04/2014

To celebrate World YWCA Day, YWCAs across the globe will share in one of the world's largest breakfast events - the YWCA Round the World Breakfast. This is an opportunity for YWCAs to come together in honouring the contributions of women leaders in their communities. The YWCAs of Canberra and Adelaide are both hosting breakfast events in the next week.

Fri, 14/02/2014

YWCA Australia is making a submission into the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters Inquiry into and report on all aspects of the conduct of the 2013 federal election. You can take part in this quick election survey to help make our submission adequately reflect the views and experiences of young women who voted in the 2013 federal election.

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?