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.

Tue, 19/08/2014

YWCA of Adelaide’s Bid for Equality Equal Pay Day Handbag Auction is now on! 60 incredible women have each donated a handbag (or two bags, or a sports bag) and these treasures now can be yours. Campaign supporters include: Australia's first female Governor-General, Australia's first female Prime Minister, the Westpac CEO, the first Aboriginal woman in Australia’s Federal Parliament, the first woman to host ABC's Grandstand and so many more. The auction is online, closing on Saturday 6 September at 9:30pm ACST (Australian Central Standard Time).

Mon, 18/08/2014

The YWCA of Palestine will host an international conference on United Nations Security Council resolution 1325 in Palestine: Women's Freedom, Peace and Dignity in Palestine UNSCR 1325 for Accountability from 26 September to 1 October 2014.

Fri, 08/08/2014

YWCA Australia was thrilled that Natasha Stott Despoja, Australia’s Global Ambassador for Women and Girls, participated in our partners’ breakfast during the Aids2014 conference. Here, Ambassador Stott Despoja writes about hearing the personal experiences of World YWCA delegates, on eliminating the stigma of living with HIV and the overwhelming need for to invest in sexual and reproductive health services for men and women, boys and girls.

Sun, 27/07/2014

Firstly, thank you to #AIDS2014 for bringing 14,000 individuals together for a thought-provoking and invigorating week.