News and Events Archive

CSW 60th Session Report Back – eS4W and JERA International «

Australia’s engagement at the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) has long been admired and respected. Economic Security 4 Women (eS4W) and Justice Equality Rights Access (JERA) International sincerely commends all Australians who continued the high quality contribution to the outcomes of the CSW60th session, including the Australian government and agency representatives, the Civil […]

HELP SAVE THE WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRES «

The National Working Women’s Centres have just launched our change.org petition, Twitter and  Facebook campaigns as well as developing information on our websites: www.org.au, http://www.ntwwc.com.au and http://www.wwcsa.org.au/ with more to come! IF YOU SUPPORT THEIR SERVICES TO CONTINUE, PLEASE SIGN or WRITE (SAMPLE LETTER <ATTACHED>) – THEY ONLY HAVE A SMALL WINDOW OF INFLUENCE BEFORE THE ELECTION […]

WOMEN STAND UP FOR WEL – AN ALL-FEMALE COMEDY FUNDRAISER «

Women Stand Up for WEL is a special night celebrating female stand-up comedy performers. We’ve put together an exciting line-up of women – Julia Wilson, Christina Van Look, Greta Lee Jackson, Lou Pollard and Penny Pederson, with Liz Stephens as MC. Read more about the line-up. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Date: 7pm for 7:30pm start, Wednesday 23rd March, 2016 […]

Older women still facing significant issues in housing, employment: commissioner «

“Older women who do not own a home will not be able to afford city rentals once they are fully reliant on the age pension,” said Ms Ryan.  Read the full article here. 

An Investment in Women in the Economy pays the best National Dividends «

@CSW60 Parallel Event Thursday 17th March 2016 at 10:30 am @ the Salvation Army – 221 East 52 End Street (between 2nd and 3rd Ave) Downstairs. This interactive discussion will explore effective local strategies in Asia and the Pacific to boost quality work creation, employment, and economic participation for women and girls.

GWI’s National Federations and Associations are hosting events at CSW60 in New York «

GWI is proud to announce that several of its national federations and associations (NFAs) are co-hosting side and parallel events at the CSW60 in line with the priority theme for 2016, Women’s empowerment and its link to sustainable development, and on the review theme for the year, The elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women […]

Will you join us to ‪#‎FaceItTogether‬? «

This International Women’s Day, Union Women NC Australia launched the #FaceItTogether campaign to end violence against women and girls. They are asking Australians to join UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman to pledge their support of this campaign to end violence against women by uploading a picture of their face. Each face will be combined […]

#PLEDGEFORPARITY «

Today on International Women’s Day, an alliance of national women’s organisations is joining the campaign #pledgeforparity.  We will celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women across Australia. The organisations that make up economic Security4Women are united in the belief that economic wellbeing and financial security are essential for women of all ages […]

ABS releases Standard for Sex and Gender Variables «

Media Release – 2nd February The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today released the Standard for Sex and Gender Variables. The standard explains the interrelated concepts of sex and gender, defines standard classification categories for each concept and includes question modules for the collection of sex and gender information. Read more – http://www.abs.gov.au/AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/mediareleasesbyReleaseDate/F9B5F35C04F1F7AACA257F4C00170C57?OpenDocument 

CSW60 NGO Pre-Departure Briefing «

Join Office for Women, the National Women’s Alliances and other NGO delegates to CSW for a briefing and discussion session. Meet members of the Australian Government delegation, hear about the NWAs’ advocacy position at CSW60, exchange information about NGO priorities and plan ongoing contact and support between likeminded NGOs while in New York. Attendance through […]