YWCA Australia News

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, 01/10/2014

If female labour participation is increased by 25 per cent by 2025, growth could dramatically surpass Joe Hockey’s goal to add 2 percentage points to global GDP by 2018 under Australia’s G20 presidency. This is just one of the links drawn out by delegates on the Gender Equality at G20 talks that happened in Canberra last week. 

Tue, 30/09/2014

Australia’s peak community sector and youth affairs bodies have welcomed a joint bipartisan parliamentary committee finding that two of the Government’s proposed changes to youth payments are incompatible with Australia’s human rights obligations. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights found that both the proposal to deny young people income support for six months of every year, and to lift the age of eligibility for the Newstart Allowance from 22 to 25 years, breach Australia's human rights obligations.

Mon, 29/09/2014

Former World YWCA Board Member, Arda Aghzarian, is in Australia for a speaking tour to highlight the Christian contours of peace in the Middle East.

Fri, 26/09/2014

The second annual civil society dialogue on Women, Peace and Security was held this week in Canberra at the Australian National University. It was attended by high level government representatives, national and international civil society organisations, academics and members of the business community. Representatives of YWCA Australia were amongst the delegates, engaged in the conversation about the progress and future of the Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.