YWCA Australia News

Thu, 05/03/2015

Since 2002 it has been a government initiative to produce a report every four years that assesses the long term outcomes of current government policies over the following 40 years. The Intergenerational Report (IGR) maps how changes to Australia’s population size and age demographics impact economic growth, workforce and public finances, using modelling of current policies. 

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.

Wed, 24/09/2014

Mary Robinson, the first female President of Ireland (1990-1997) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002), has spent most of her life as a human rights advocate. The World YWCA has worked with Mary Robinson for many years to promote women’s rights in a range of global, regional and national networks. Mary has been a model for women seeking to bring positive change in their communities and has generously allowed the World YWCA to use her name to recognise those who have followed her example as champions for young women and human rights.

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.   `