YWCA Australia News

Wed, 13/02/2019

Attention Melbournians - join us for our International Women's Day Special Event 

Thu, 07/11/2013

The Australian Government has announced it is scrapping the low income super contribution (LISC), a Government superannuation payment of up to $500 each financial year to help low-income earners save for their retirement. The LISC is available to people earning 37,000 or less a year. YWCA Australia is disappointed with this move, which will have a disproportionate impact on women who generally have lower wages, lower workforce participation and generate less superannuation over their lifetime than men.  

Thu, 24/10/2013

A new UN resolution to reiterate the importance of women's involvement in conflict prevention, resolution and peace-building has been passed by the UN Security Council.  Resolution 2122, unanimously adopted last Friday 18 October, puts in place a roadmap for "a more systematic approach to the implementation of commitments on women, peace and security". It highlights the critical importance of ­gender equality and women's empowerment to international peace and security.