YWCA Australia News

Wed, 19/02/2014

The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the YWCA, will host a special International Women's Day RightsTalk in Sydney on 26 February to hear from some of the young women that are inspiring change in Australia today. The panel will explore the challenges, issues and inspirations of young women as they negotiate financial independence, career opportunities and equality in leadership.

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.