ERA’s Young Women’s Advisory Group has been involved in the NSW consultation on the draft PDHPE syllabus. As part of this consultation, YWAG has made a submission outlining feedback and recommendations  based on their Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex Education research.

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The National Foundation for Australian Women has released the following statement on the Centrelink Non Compliance Process: The National Foundation for Australian Women is profoundly concerned by the Ministerially approved processes for so-called debt-recovery from Centrelink clients, and calls on the Government to cease using the process pending receipt of a report from the Commonwealth […]

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12 February 2016 Young women have spoken out about respectful relationships and sex education and this is what they have to say. The Young Women’s Advisory Group of the Equality Rights Alliance recently surveyed over 1000 young women, aged between 16-21, about their experiences of sex education in Let’s Talk: Young Women’s Views on Sex […]

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7 March 2016 by Sienna Aguilar There is a lot in the news lately about respectful relationships and sex education. From commentary on the inclusion of pleasure in sex education to the targeting of the Safe School program, it seems so many have something to say about this topic. But, how often are we young […]

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5 March 2016 by Matthew Raggatt Three-quarters of young women believe sex education in schools left them unprepared for sex and dealing with relationships, a national survey has found. Education gaps revealed in the survey included key issues such as consent, which nearly two-thirds of the women and girls aged 16 to 21 said they had not been taught, while only 40 per cent […]

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8 March 2016 by Maeve Marsden With research from the Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey revealing more than 40 per cent of lesbian and bisexual-identifying women have never had an STI test, some creative approaches to sex education are clearly required…

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4 October 2016 by Haley Gleeson Putting condoms (awkwardly) on bananas is out; feeling good is in. A growing number of sex education initiatives for adults are springing up to fill the gaps left by sex ed in schools…

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6 June 2016 by Erin Gillen Formal sex education in schools is not meeting the needs of young women, according to a recent survey by the Equality Rights Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG). In doing so, it may also be denying them a human right to comprehensive sex education…

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