YWCA Australia News

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.

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.

Wed, 18/06/2014

The Albury Wodonga YWCA is hosting a community conversation with Michelle Grattan, one of Australia’s most respected and awarded political journalists on Saturday 2 August 2014.  Editor of The Border Mail Di Thomas will talk with Michelle about her life as a journalist and Michelle’s observations of the changing nature of Australian politics.

Thu, 22/05/2014

Sexual harassment is prevalent in Australian workplaces, with one in four women having experienced harassment at work. The Australian Human Rights Commission, the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry have joined forces and launched a new national awareness-raising strategy: Know the Line