Single mothers are at the nexus of unpaid work and care responsibilities disproportionately shouldered by women and the systemic devaluing of this work.
The Federal Government is currently engaged in a review of Vocational Education and Training in Australia. Based on the work of ERA’s Education Expert Working Group, ERA made a submission urging for a gender-responsive understanding of VET that takes into account the educational needs of girls and women.
This submission focuses on sex education and respectful relationship education and sees the two as inextricably linked. Young women deserve to experience positive and safe relationships with their family, friends, and loved ones.
The Australian government recently delivered its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. ASAP Oceania has coordinated experts on several aspects of poverty to write brief, accessible responses to what the government writes about poverty (understood in a broad, multi-dimensional sense) in this review.
Providing safe, affordable and available access to abortion through decriminalisation will simply allow women and pregnant people to improve their health outcomes.
We commend the Attorney General’s decision to review sexual consent laws to protect victims better. We recommend any reforms be implemented alongside an increased focus on and resourcing of consent education as part of sex and relationships education.
Agenda 2030 is a beacon for Australia and the world. Owing to the low profile and lack of political attention and investment, the SDGs are under-utilised and untapped. Offering great promise and a shared vision of transforming our world, this agenda demands focus, funding and fulfilment, “business as usual will not be enough to achieve the agenda’s aspirations.”
This primer is an introductory guide for progressive feminist and women’s rights civil society organisations to advocate on language in the lead up to and at CSW.
ERA has worked with our membership to develop our 2018-18 pre-budget submission which covers gender responsive budgeting, much-needed funding for time-use surveys, rebuilding the aid budget and women’s access to affordable housing, livable incomes, education and health services. The full submission is available here. With a word version here.
The National Women’s Alliances have made the following submission to the Australian Government to inform the Government’s approach to the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. (CSW62). CSW62 will focus on Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. We are grateful to the […]
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