NGO-CSW Nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award

25 November

NGO - CSW- New York is accepting nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award!

Critera for WoDA Nominees 

  • Nominee must exhibit evidence-based leadership in her field of expertise.
  • Nominee must be an advocate for positive social change to close the leadership gap and create a more equitable society for women and girls. 
  • Nominee must support policies, practices, attitudes and/or actions that are intended to produce equitable outcomes for women and girls connected to the SDGs and the Beijing Platform for Action. 
  • Nominee must have demonstrated success in empowering women and girls in her projects. 
  • Nominations are open to women from all regions. 

Please submit nominations to: WoDA@ngocsw.org 


CSW Side Events EOI close 30 November

18 November

Expressions of Interest to co-host side events with the Australian Government at the 60th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women close 11:59pm AEDT Sunday 30 November 2015. 

Further information is available in this documentation

CSW60 NGO Delegate Applications Open

6 November

The Office for Women would like to invite all interested individuals, academics and representatives of non-government organisations to put forward an application to be included on the Australian Government delegation to CSW60. 

Applications close 5pm AEDST, Wednesday 18 November 2015. You can find selection documentation here.  

Female Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence, Family Courts and Cross Examination

3 November

Women's Legal Services Australia invites female victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic/family violence who have been involved in family law court proceedings about children's matters and would like to share their experiences to complete this short survey

The survey will remain open until 31 December 2015. 

If the survey in any way makes you feel upset, concerned or has any other negative impact on you, please contact the National Domestic and Family Violence hotline, 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 (24 hours/7 days). 

Have your say about Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women in Australia

27 October

ERA's Sister Alliance, Economic Security for Women (eS4W), is seeking women’s views on their economic empowerment; their ability to cope with changing conditions in the economy; their participation in paid work and their income in later life in retirement through the Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women Survey

Please take part in this survey and share with your networks. 

2015 Affordable and Accessible Housing Forum

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 09:00


Level 3, 52-58 William St


The forum will provide expert presentations on accessible and affordable housing and modifications, together with an update on the Access to Premises Standard review. 

Afternoon workshop sessions will provide opportunities for stakeholders to work together - towards achieving more accessible and equitable housing outcomes. 

The forum will run from 9am-4pm. 

Registration is open until 31 October. Email Sue Salthouse sudata@optusnet.com.au 

The registration fee is $50- payable to RI Australia, St George Bank, BSB 112 879, Account 410808862. There is no charge for ANUHD or Rights & Inclusion Australia members. 

Real time captioning will be provided, the venue is accessible and please advise any additional requirements. 

More information about this event is available on the Rights & Inclusion Australia website

Vale Jacky Sutton

20 October

ERA is deeply distressed by the sad news that Jacky Sutton has died in Istanbul. Jacky was previously a member of ERA's Steering Group and an ERA member representative from UN Women Australia. Her contribution to our network was truly appreciated. 

Jacky was a courageous woman who stood up for peace and jusctice, working tirelessly and expertly to advance human rights across the globe. 

This is enormous loss. 

Third Annual Civil Society Dialogue on Women, Peace and Security

Thu, 22/10/2015 - 08:30

University House, Australian National University, Canberra 

October 2015 is the 15th anniversary of the landmark United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325. Join us to mark the occasion with an in depth discussion on women’s participation in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution and peace processes.

An opportunity to hear from senior leaders from government and civil society and have your say about the progress of Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This year’s Dialogue will provide particular focus on peace processes in Myanmar and Solomon Islands.

There will also be reflections on the role of men’s leadership within the women, peace and security agenda and the advancement of women’s leadership in this space.

This event is co-hosted by the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom – Australian Section, Australian Council for International Development, Australian National Committee for UN Women, and the Australian National University Gender Institute.

Save the Date: Prevalent and Preventable 2016

7 October

Save the Date:19-23 September 2016 at the Adelaide Convention Centre! 

The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) in conjunction with Our Watch, supported by WESNET (Women's Services Network) invite you to attend an International conference on practice and policy in the prevention of violence against women and children. 

Flyer available here. 

International Engagement Forum in Sydney

30 September

Come along and contribute to the dialogue on gender equality in development, international processes and Australia's place in the world. You can register for this event HERE.  

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