YWCA Australia News

Thu, 20/11/2014

She Speaks Get the Report

Young women say negative gender-based stereotypes damage their working lives, their sense of self, their safety in relationships, and their leadership capacity. Young women are calling on the PM to lead change on the gender stereotypes that limit women and girls.


The YWCA She Speaks survey of 1600 young women, ages 15-30 in Australia is the largest survey of its kind “collecting information from young women about their attitudes, perceptions and experiences of leadership”. The survey from YWCA and report from the Institute of Social Science Research (ISSR) at the University of Queensland has found young women and girls also want to be part of the change.

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.  

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.