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The NWA’s aim to empower women’s organisations to actively participate in international human rights processes and to help organisations to identify opportunities for using the outcomes of international processes in their domestic work. In particular, the NWA’s aim to empower women’s organisations to contribute to the establishment and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Provide education forums and opportunities for information sharing about international human rights processes which are relevant to women, including CSW and CEDAW reporting.

Identify and consult key stakeholders e.g. AG and F&S networks, NWA, Australian Human Rights Commission to ensure that particularly marginalised women’s voices are represented.

Actively participate in the CSW process.


The sixty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018.

Representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from all regions of the world are invited to attend the session.

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  • Engagement with grass-roots organisations through roundtables to inform what the women of Australia require to obtain economic wellbeing
  • The re-establishment of the Time Use Survey
  • Removal of the $450 threshold to earn Superannuation
  • The implementation of paid parental leave to increase women’s workforce participation
  • Girls can do anything project highlighting that STEM based subjects are for women too
  • Collaborating with policy makers on the care economy and the impact on women’s economic security and workforce participatio


  • Leadership programs established with partner organisation Femeconomy – Economic Security for Women program
  • eS4W responded to the Inquiry into the Australian Government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic first interim report. eS4W was one of the witnesses to the inquiry who presented to the Committee (Represented by Roselynne Anderson, eS4W’s Chair and Sharen Page, eS4W’s Finance & Project Officer).  eS4W’s Submission was referred to a number of times in the report.