YWCA Australia News

Thu, 13/02/2014

According to a new UN report, inequality and discrimination, particularly towards women, are among the world's biggest obstacles to development. Research suggests a positive link  between female education, healthier families and stronger GDP growth. The study, Beyond 2014, recommends governments take legislative measures to protect their poorest and most marginalised populations, in particular adolescents, female victims of violence and rural communities.

Wed, 12/02/2014

Over the last couple of weeks we have made three submissions – to the Australian Government budget process, the Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, and the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning. Thank you to everyone who participated in and promoted our recent pregnancy and return to work surveys, to which we had a great response.