YWCA Australia News

Wed, 29/10/2014

YWCA Australia supports the Australian Unions campaign to have domestic violence leave included in all awards. The ACTU is making a claim to the Fair Work Commission for 10 days paid domestic violence leave for permanent staff and 10 days unpaid leave for casuals to be included in all Awards.  Paid domestic violence leave recognises that employees experiencing domestic violence can least afford to take unpaid leave at a time when financial security is critical.

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.

Thu, 11/09/2014

In the last month we've made a submission to the Productivity Commission's childcare inquiry, a submission to a Senate inquiry on the extent of income inequality in Australia and a submission about future options if the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission is abolished.   `

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.

Tue, 26/08/2014

 

Applications are open for the YWCA Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) delegation. The CSW is the global policy body for women's issues. YWCA Australia will be sending a delegation of six to eight members to CSW 2015.