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.
The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) welcomes the release today of the Federal Government’s Women’s Safety Package, and acknowledges the leadership shown by the Prime Minister and other Ministers in moving emphatically to make violence against women and gender equality a priority.
Opening on the evening of Thursday 8 October, the exhibition will feature images of women in cities around the world in which ActionAid works. We want to draw attention to the struggles women and girls experience daily, which impact their rights—to live, learn, work, move freely and thrive.
The exhibition space will also play host to a number of exciting events throughout October and November.
Our Safe Cities for Women Campaign aims to improve the safety of public urban spaces so that women and girls around the world do not have to live in fear and can enjoy the vast benefits of their cities. From Sydney to Phnom Penh, Harare and Monrovia, all women deserve to live in a safe city.
To RSVP to our Safe Cities Launch Night on Thursday 8 October please visit the ActionAid website
Exhibition dates: Thursday 8 October – Monday 30 November
We are just under a month away from the 2015 Anti-Poverty Week happening from the 11th-17th of October.
Women are over-represented in key poverty indicators in Australia and older women are particularly vulnerable. Anti-Poverty Week is an opportunity to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship and encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems.
A calendar of events is available on the Anti-Poverty Week website. If you are organising an activity or event, you can upload information to the APW website for inclusion in the calendar.
The National Foundation for Australian Women is holding a cocktail evening featuring an interview with Annabel Crabb, by journalist Sarah Macdonald. The interview will discuss Annabel Crabb's book, "The Wife Drought" and her career.
The Federal Government and Australian Institue of Company Directors are offering 55 Cultural Diversity Scholarships to women who identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander or come from a culturally or linguistically diverse background. The scholarship is an opportunity to undertake the AICD's highly regarded Foundations of Directorships program (25 scholarships) or Company Directors Course (30 scholarships); and includes 12 months membership to the AICD.
The Scholarship program is aimed at supporting an increased representation of women on Australian boards and fostering emerging female talent.
Applications are due at 5pm on Monday 27 July. More information on applying is available here.
Applications are open to join ERA's Young Women's Advisory Group (YWAG). If you are a young woman between the ages of 16-30, you are eligible to apply! YWAG brings young women's voices and experiences to ERA's policy and advocacy work and leads a project on sex, sexuality and respectful relationships education.
Applications are available here and are open until the 19th of July. Applicants will be notified of results in early August.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women from culturally and linguistically diverse background and women living in rural or remote areas are strongly encouraged to apply.
Divorce and separation are 'critical life events' that often have substantial financial impacts on those ending their relationships. There is increasing recognition that such disruption often results in tenure change (moving from ownership/purchase to rental) for one or both former partners, with some people remaining in rental thereafter. Even where a former partner remains in the ‘family’ home, or when housing is purchased with a new partner, financial recovery can sometimes be difficult or slow. This in turn impacts on the wealth and security required for retirement, with an increasing number of households renting in retirement or continuing to pay mortgages.
However, little is understood about the housing and related decisions faced after property settlement and how this relates to financial recovery/non-recovery in the medium to longer term. Amongst other things we are interested in the role of gender on the outcomes. The significance of this issue is increasing, not only because the private rental system is encompassing a growing proportion of older persons, but also because of an increased risk of homelessness in old age.
Please note this forum is scheduled to run from 10am-4pm.
This forum is part of the NWAs’ international engagement project which aims to increase awareness of and promote involvement in the Commission on the Status of Women, human rights treaty processes and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The forums bring together women working towards gender equality in Australia with women focussed on gender equality in the development sector and provide an opportunity for the two groups to share information and develop consistent strategies for using those international processes, particularly regarding the SDGs.
The forum will be opened by the Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP and will consist of:
A report back from the UN Sustainable Development Summit 25-27 September, including perspectives from the Australian Government and civil society
Forward planning for the domestic and international implementation of the SDGs from a civil society perspective
A CSW60 update and forward planning for civil society involvement
An update on the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in Australia