This Valentine's Day, Young Women Offer A Lesson in Sex Education Reform

12 February

Young women want more from their respectful relationships and sex education, according to findings from the Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex Education survey. Over 1000 young women, between the ages of 16-21, have voiced their views and experiences on their sex education in the national survey, coordinated by the Young Women’s Advisory Group of the Equality Rights Alliance.

You can read the media release in full here.

Report - Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex Education 

ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation Survey

11 February

ACT Women are encouraged to take part in the ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation survey, which closes tomorrow Friday 12 February. 

Your responses will be used to help inform the development of the next ACT Women's Plan. 

You can access the survey here. There are three questions and the survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Government calls for innovative ideas to boost investment in affordable housing


2 February

The Commonwealth Government is calling for public submissions on ways to boost the supply of affordable rental housing through innovative financing models. 

Full media release from the Minister for Social Services and Assistant Minister to the Treasurer here

More information on the submission process is available on the Treasury website here

CSW60 NGO Pre-Departure Briefing

1 February

Join Office for Women, the National Women's Alliances and other NGO delegates to CSW for a briefing and discussion session on the 12th of February in Melbourne. 

Meet members of the Australian Government delegation, hear about the National Women's Alliances' advocacy position at CSW60, exchange information about NGO priorities and plan ongoing contact and support between likeminded NGOs while in New York. Attendance through teleconference available. 

The invitation with more information is available HERE

Invitation to Make a Submission: Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality Inquiry

28 January 

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration are examining the issue of domestic violence and gender inequality. You can find the full terms of reference and more information here

The submission closing date is 31 March 2016. Submission can be uploaded on the Committee website or email as an attachment to fpa.sen@aph.gov.au.  

Women's Electoral Lobby 2016 Federal Election Survey

22 December

WEL is running a 2016 Federal Election Survey. Please take part in the survey to highlight the issues you think should be the top priorities of Government and candidates. 

The survey is nine questions and should take about five minutes. 

Take the survey here

Australian Universal Design Conference: Call for Papers

16 December

The Australian Universal Design Conference will be held at the Sydney Town Hall on 30-31 August 2016

Anyone with experience and knowledge to share about universal design, inclusive design and liveability is invited to submit a 300 word outline of their presentation

The overall theme will be Universal Design: From the Margins to the Mainstream. 

Webinar: Violence against Women in time of Disaster

Many women experiencing gendered violence in rural and remote areas also face challenges in accessing limited local support services.

1800RESPECT in collaboration with the Gender and Disaster Pod (www.genderanddisaster.com.au), experts in the field of violence in times of disaster, have developed resources to assist frontline workers to increase the safety and support of women in times of disaster.   

CSW60 Parallel Event Registration

1 December 

Anyone wishing to host a Parallel Event at the NGO CSW60 Forum is required to apply online. The deadline is 11 December 2015. APPLY HERE. 

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 


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