The Australian Women's Health Network is currently conducting their National 2014 Survey. By taking the time to complete the survey (about 15 minutes) you will be helping to plan for the future of AWHN on several fronts. The survey will help AWHN better understand what services you find useful, what you could do without and what else could be done in the area of women's health and well being.
As an incentive (not that you really need one) we are also offering a fabulous $100 gift voucher as a prize.
The Women's Advisory Council in WA has released Being Board Ready - a toolkit for women pursuing roles on boards. This resource includes insightful case studies, practical examples and further resources.
ERA has this week made a submission to the Senate Economics References Committee Inquiry into Affordable Housing. We have used this submission to shine a light on the issue of older, single women retiring into housing uncertainty and proposed a suite of measures to address Australia's chronic housing affordability problem. Please find the submission attached.
ACT Shelter is conducting research into the housing needs of women in the ACT in the later part of their lives.
As part of this research, ACT Shelter is inviting women who are single (with or without children), aged 45 and above, and who don't think they will own their home outright by the time they retire, to tell their stories.
You can complete the research survey here. For more information about this project, contact Lisa at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Rural Women's Coalition has launched the Women Towards Sustainability e-Leaders Program. The NRWC is calling for applications from women who are primary producers and/or women working in the area of sustainability who want to improve natural resource management and environmental sustainability of their enterprise and/or local catchment.
This report is the start of an evidence base that will lead to a better understanding of this issue and improve practice for all in the legal system. The results illustrate some of the systemic issues experienced by women AVO defendants.
Thank you to everyone who attended and contributed to From Language to Action hosted by the National Women's Alliances at the Australian Human Rights Commission in Sydney today. The forum was a great opportunity to discuss how we can effectively use international human rights instruments in our domestic advocacy for gender equality and women's rights. You can catch up on today's happenings searching for the Twitter hashtag #globaltolocal.
Inspired Heads, in partnership with Australian Womensport and Recreation Association (AWRA) is offering one scholarship to attend ahead of the game Female Leaders Program. This one of a kind program brings together aspirational women from across sports, who are serious about developing their leadership.
More details on this excellent opportunity and application information are available on the AWRA website here.
Presented by ActionAid, Frocking Hilarious is the only all-women line up at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Headlined by ActionAid ambassador Judith Lucy, Frocking Hilarious will once again bring you a line-up of Australia's funniest women to celebrate women's rights through the power of laughter.
After last year's sell-out show this year's event boasts some of the strongest female voices in Australian comedy, including Denise Scott, Fiona O'Loughlin, George McEnroe, and ActionAid ambassador Claire Hooper.
All profits go to ActionAid's work empowering women living in poverty to stand up for their human rights.