YWCA Australia News

Fri, 25/07/2014

The Melbourne Youth Force held a Press Conference on Tuesday July 22 to release the ground breaking Youth Action Plan, as well as to highlight the key advocacy messages of Treat all People, Respect all rights, END HIV/AIDS.

The 2014 Youth Action Plan states “The needs of adolescents and young people cannot be ignored any longer. Despite the advances in the fight against AIDS, we are experiencing a crisis in the adolescent and youth pandemic.

Fri, 07/03/2014

To celebrate International Women's Day YWCA launched our annual She Speaks survey. She Speaks is an online leadership survey targeted to girls and young women between the ages of 15-30.

Tue, 08/04/2014

Women in Super has launched a campaign to Save the Low Income Super Contribution (LISC). If the Low Income Super Contribution is repealed it will affect 1 in 2 working women and 80% of the part-time female workforce. 

Mon, 07/04/2014

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released prevalence data as part of the Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The data is the result of a national survey measuring the extent, nature and consequences of pregnancy, parental leave and return to work discrimination in Australian workplaces. You can read more here

Thu, 27/03/2014

In December last year, YWCA Australia joined over 150 leading community organisations from around Australia in writing to the Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis, urging him not to repeal the racial vilification protections in the Racial Discrimination Act. The letter highlighted the critical role that the Racial Discrimination Act (the Act) has long played in combating racial hatred and protecting individuals and groups against discrimination and hate speech. The Australian Government has now released an exposure draft of proposed amendments that will change the racial vilification protections in the Act.