The Office for Women is now calling for applications from individuals and representatives of non-government organisations who are interested in being considered for inclusion as an NGO delegate on the official Australian Government delegation to the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.
The Australian Human Rights Commission's Rights & Responsibilities survey ends Friday, October 31!
This survey forms part of the Australian Human Rights Commission's national consultation regarding how effectively we protect people’s human rights and freedoms in Australia. The consultation will focus on building understanding and improved protection of our fundamental human rights, freedoms and responsibilities.
An innovative new resource from the Australian Women's Health Network (AWHN) is receiving high praise. Monica Dux, Age Columnist, author and women's issues commentator has said: "Doing Better: Gender-Transformative Public Health Messages is an important and opportune resource. The Australian Women's Health Network has provided a clear and concise guide on how to best integrate gender into public health messages, as well as offering a persuasive argument as to why getting such public health messages right is so crucial, not just in order to be more inclusive, but also so that we might achieve better health outcomes for all."
A new report, Poverty in Australia 2014, from the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) has found that poverty is increasing, with 13.9% of Australians living under the poverty line. Women continue to be over-represented in key poverty indicators. The report also found that the cost of housing is driving high rates of poverty in Sydney and Perth.
Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has also released Falling Through the Cracks. This report has found that singles living in rented accomodation are at the greatest risk of severe financial hardship, with the risk greatly increasing with age.This is particularly concerning given the growing numbers of older, single women who are retiring without home ownership and with limited superannuation. You can read more about ERA's work in this area here.
Make sure to complete the survey and have your say on the issues that are affecting women in Australia. By doing this survey, you are contributing to the 20 year review of Australia's performance on the Beijing Platform for Action- the most progressive blueprint to advance women's rights ever!