eS4W News

AHRC Report

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s landmark report for its Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review, released Friday 25th July, has found that little has changed in the 15 years since its first Inquiry into this subject. Australian workplaces still overwhelmingly view working while pregnant as a privilege, not a right.

Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning

The Draft report was released on 22 July 2014. You are invited to examine the draft report and to make written submissions and to participate in public hearings - with this link Also of interest there are also some videos on the site.

Beijing 20 Review

JERA International is currently undertaking the Australian NGO 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action.  Information will be gathered from civil society groups and individuals throughout July and August, 2014. Click here for a copy of the Beijing 20 Review Fact Sheet The review of the BPFA takes place each 5 years and […]

Second Action Plan 2013-2016 ‘Moving Ahead’

Today, The Prime Minister, the Hon Tony Abbott, launched the Section Action Plan 2013-2016 ‘Moving Ahead’ in Manly, NSW.  The Government (Federal, State and Territory) have zero tolerance towards violence against women and children. DSS008_14_APPVAW_complete DSS008_14_Brief_1 6 DSS008_14_Brochure_1 7 Fact Sheet CALD TYPESET Fact Sheet Indigenous TYPESET Fact Sheet Women with Disability TYPESET

Action for Gender & Social Justice through Education

The Association of Women Educators – National Summit - Reclaiming Feminism:  Engendering Change – Friday October 3, 2014, Brisbane. Visit for more information.

Administration Assistant for ERA

Equality Rights Alliance is a national non-government network advocating for women’s equality. Working with 60 member organisations, ERA brings women’s voices to both priority issues for the Australian Government and to emerging issues that women and communities are facing. ERA is led by the YWCA Australia, a women’s membership organisation and movement. We are seeking […]

Program Manager – Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA)

About AWAVA The Australian Violence Against Women Alliance (AWAVA) is one of six National Women’s Alliances funded by the Australian Government. AWAVA’s key area of focus is combating all forms of violence against women, to ‘ensure that all women and children are able to live free from all forms of violence and abuse’. The Alliance […]

C20 Australia 2014

eS4W engages in C20 conversation about the actions the G20 can take at the 2014 Brisbane Summit to increase the participation of vulnerable groups including women and youth (including young women) in the labour force.  To read more visit –

Pregnancy and return to work: high prevalence of discrimination

The Australian Human Rights Commission has released its Headline Prevalence Data for its National Review, entitled Supporting Working Parents: Pregnancy and Return to Work National Review. The Review included an Australia-wide national consultation process and two national surveys, which Australia is one of the few countries to have undertaken. Read more here – ACTU […]

TAFE helps break down gender stereotypes

MEDIA RELEASE – Women in Adult and Vocational Education and Training (WAVE) will make sure that the current Senate Inquiry into TAFE does not ignore the educational needs of women and girls. “We have a number of critical messages that we will take to the Inquiry,” said National Convenor Linda Simon, “and we have outlined […]