The South Australian Office for Women is seeking to develop new types of housing assistance that respond to the increasing numbers of older, single women needing affordable, safe and long-term housing.
To better understand the type of assistance that is needed and the best help that can be provided, the SA OfW is asking people to fill in this anonymous survey. Please feel free to share the survey with your networks.
We need your help. We are at a point in time with a unique opportunity to end impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict. Gendered crimes are often perpetrated outside the jurisdiction of institutions willing and able to bring the perpetrators to justice and the crimes are often overlooked.
Sexual violence has been used as a weapon of war, constituent of genocide and in crimes against humanity by Da’esh in Iraq and Syria. Tens of thousands of fighters have travelled from countries where such offences are criminalised. What if those countries simply prosecuted the perpetrators?
Australia has the legislation outlawing these crimes but it isn't used.
The Federal Office for Women is inviting written submissions from all interested individuals, non-government and civil society organisations to provide input into the Australian Government priorities for the 61st Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61).
The purpose of submissions is to inform the Australian Government's position during negotiations of the CSW61 Agreed Conclusions and other related resolutions.
If you aren't making a submission (individually or through your organisation) but would like to contribute, you can add your voice to the National Women's Alliances' Joint Submission by taking part in our CSW61 consultation survey.
1800RESPECT and Rosie Batty have partnered to produce a toolkit for frontline workers on responding to domestic and family violence. To learn what you can do to make a difference, watch the video below. Presented by Rosie Batty the video shows four simple steps to take to support someone you know.
The economic empowerment of women and girls is central to the protection, promotion and fulfillment of human rights.
The United Nations Association of Australia is proud to present this report - which contains a list of practical, agreed priorities for action - which is the culmination of a two day consultative forum held in Melbourne.
Made up of expert led consultations on the economic empowerment of women and girls, the forum was attended by more than 140 delegates and harnessed the expertise and lived experience of individuals from a broad range of professional and community settings.
The Forum covered six main themes and a summary of the key priorities for action agreed to by the delegates are included below.
The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women has started this petition to show support for the current Paid Parental Leave system. Please sign and share this petition.
Currently in Australia, working parents are entitled to a total of 18 weeks of tax-payer funded leave paid at the minimum wage rate of $672.60 per week before tax. New mothers eligible for the PPL scheme are also entitled to any additional paid leave provided by their employer. Under proposed changes mothers will not receive the PPL scheme if they are receiving the additional paid leave provided by their employer. This is despite Australia's paid parental leave entitlements falling below the average for OECD countries.
Office for Women is inviting all interested individuals, academics, and representatives of non-government organisations to put forward an application to be included in the Australian Government delegation to CSW61. Applications close 11.59pm AEDST Sunday 30 October* 2016. To apply, please visit the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet website.
Australian hosted CSW60 side events
Office for Women is calling for expressions of interest from civil society interested in co-hosting an Australian Government side event at CSW61. Expressions of interest close 11.59pm AEDST Sunday 30 October 2016. To apply, please visit the Deparment of Prime Minister and Cabinet website here.
*Please note there has been a one week extension from the original 23 October deadline for the NGO delegate positions.
The United Nations Association of Australia will host a Consultative Forum in Melbourne, 5-6 September 2016, on the theme: The Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls
This theme aligns with the focus for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2017.
This one and a half day forum will include expert keynote speakers, and a range of thematic discussions in which delegates will be encouraged to share their professional and personal insights to workshop a multi-sectoral action plan to advance economic empowerment of women and girls.
Registrationand program. Please note, a discount is available for ERA members, contact Sophie Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This interactive forum completes the 2016 That Inspires Respect project by drawing together a diverse group of people to discuss the issues of respect and its links to gender based violence. The forum will include a screening of the films produced in the project, an opportunity to hear of this experience through the voices of its creators and a discussion with key advocates of gender equality and respect from a variety of viewpoints.
with the participation of:
Fiona McCormack – Domestic Violence Victoria Julie Kun - WIRE Women’s Information & Referral Exchange Annie Douglas – Women’s Health in the North Cara Gleeson – Young Women’s Christian Association Victoria