The Office for Women has announced the selection process for non-government representatives wishing to be included on the official government delegation to the 58th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58). Selection of the NGO Delegates will be via an open selection round.
The Equality Rights Alliances encourages ERA members to apply. Young women, women with disabilities and Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander women are especially encouraged to apply. Please contact the secretariat if you would like more information on CSW58.
The attached application pack includes the selection criteria. Applicants will also be required to submit a copy of their resume and a brief biography along with their statement of claims. The application pack and information for applicants will be available on the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet's website shortly.
Applications close at 11:59 AEDT Sunday 8 December and no late submissions will be accepted.
Does your organisation know of an individual who is passionate about the issues facing rural women?
ERA is looking for a delegate to attend the Rural Women’s Summit as part of the National Rural Women Coalition’s Conference in February. The Summit is a gathering of approximately 60 women from across Australia to discuss issues affecting women in regional and remote areas.
Thanks to the Office for Women and the Rural Women’s Coalition, we are able to:
Fund the delegate’s registration for the entire conference (18-20 February); and
Cover the delegate’s accommodation and travel costs (to a maximum of $1,000).
The delegate would be required to participate in the Rural Women’s Summit on ERA’s behalf from 8:30 -4:30 on 20 February. Sponsorship is only available to individuals who have not already registered for the conference.
ERA must lodge the nomination form by Friday 25 January, so let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you know of someone who might be interested.
INSPIRE Centre, University of Canberra, Pantowora Rd, Bruce ACT
What do ADAPTABLE and LIVABLE housing really mean? Explore the voluntary code on LIVEABLE HOUSING DESIGN. Can accessible housing be affordable, sustainable, integrated with the external environment & to the community? Can it also be culturally appropriate for Indigenous and immigrant people. Internally, SMART HOUSING will have the best internal technologies – automated & with environmental control units – for people with mobility impairment and ageing Australians.
To celebrate those journalists and producers who seek to promote understanding and awareness about humanitarian and social justice issues in our society and stimulate public debate, the UNAA hosts an annual national awards night. One of the special awards is for the Promotion of Multicultural Issues.
Journalists and producers whose work promotes awareness of social justice and humanitarian issues are encouraged to nominate now.
MAJOR AWARD CATEGORIES:
Best Print (News & Feature)
Best Television (News, Current Affairs & Feature/Documentary)
Best Radio (News & Documentary)
SPECIAL AWARD CATEGORIES:
Promotion of Aboriginal Reconciliation
Promotion of Multicultural Issues
Promotion of Positive Images of the Older Person
Increasing Awareness & Understanding of Women’s Rights & Issues
Increasing Awareness & Understanding of Children’s Rights & Issues
The deadline for entries is 31 August 2012. For entry criteria and nomination forms please visit www.unaavictoria.org.au
Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Training Room, Westpoint Complex, Railway Terrace, Alice Springs
What do YOU want Government to fund in 2013? You’re invited to a training workshop to help your women’s organisation: • Write an effective Federal Budget submission • Run a rocking public campaign And best of all, it’s FREE!
The Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) and the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance (NATSIWA) are coordinating the NGO report to the UN CEDAW Committee. As part of this process, AWAVA and NATSIWA are conducting a survey of Alliance members to gather views on Australia's current anti-violence initiatives and strategic direction.
“We want to know your views on Australia's performance on actions on violence against women and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children and what Australia's priorities on violence against women and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women need to be. Your views will inform the NGO report to the UN CEDAW Committee being coordinated by AWAVA and NATSIWA.
Tell us by clicking on the link to the survey here.”
The following information on Well Women Workshop Grants has been provided by Cancer Australia.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Well Women Workshops Grant initiative provides an opportunity to health organisations and individual health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women to promote and encourage breast awareness and early detection of breast cancer through locally-run workshops. These workshops will help participants to understand the importance of early detection, the role of mammographic screening and how to identify breast symptoms and be breast aware.
For the second year running, TEDxCanberra will host a satellite event with TED's TEDWomen on the afternoon of Friday 6 December. We're expanding this year to include live presenters of our own.
One of many TEDxWomen events held around the world, TEDxCanberraWomen includes a session from the TEDWomen event on screen, as well as a session of Canberra women talking about their work and passions.
TEDxCanberraWomen is a great opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of women (and men). If you’re looking for a stimulating afternoon of learning and sharing in a respectful and inclusive environment, then TEDxCanberraWomen is for you!
Please check our site for information on sessions and speakers, and registration, which will go live on 21 November.