Women With Disabilities has updated their website at http://wwdwa.org.au/ and would like your feedback on content (what sort of info you were looking for when you first found WWDWA Inc, and what you think will be helpful for other women with disabilities) and accessibility (especially for members who use screen readers, or who have other issues that make using websites difficult).
WWDA are also happy to share links to relevant sites, so If you are a woman with a disability and have a personal business website or blog you would like WWDA to put their links section, they'd love to hear from you!
In the lead up to the upcoming Federal Election, ACLW will be running a Panel commencing on 22 March 13 to explore a range of issues that concern women who are disadvantaged in the Australian community. The Panel is still open to women who represent an organisation that assists women who are disadvantaged in the Australian community.
Take action today and join our campaign to guarantee the inclusion of prevention of gender-based violence in the Arms Trade Treaty.
At the end of March, all governments in the world will gather to do the final negotiations of an Arms Trade Treaty. This is our chance to make sure that prevention of armed gender-based violence (GBV) is included in the treaty. As we all know, any references and focus on gender have a tendency to end up merely as a secondary criterion or forgotten all together. It is therefore important that WILPF members pushes our governments to support specific language on GBV in the treaty.
It is now time to mobilize our sections, and make a difference!
We’ve set up a petition that every WILPF member and their friends should sign. So please spread this to your national members and networks, and encourage all your contacts to spread it. You can forward this email, share on Facebook, twitter, letter doves and message in a bottle. Each person that signs the petition also has an opportunity to sign up for our newsletters, so we also can remind them of the other great work we do throughout the year, and to hopefully report that our campaign was a success once the treaty negotiations conclude.
Australian Single parents are uniting at Parliament Houses around Australia to protest low-income single parents being moved from the Parent Payment Single welfare payment to the lower Newstart Allowance.
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 email@example.com ASAP if you know of someone who might be interested.
The National Council of Women of Australia is holding its Triennial Conference in Canberra on 5,6 and 7 October 2012 at the Canberra Rex Hotel We have a great line up of speakers, a day at Parliament House and a day with NCWA business.
Who decides how and where a baby is born? Who bears the risks of childbirth? What role do midwives and doctors have in protecting the unborn baby? What legal rights do women have to choose how they give birth?
Lawyers, women, midwives and doctors discuss these important issues.
The Centre for Leadership (CLW) for Women has a renewed new virtual home and is now the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) with a new vision.
------------------------------------------------------------------------ Sustaining Women's Empowerment in Communities and Organisations (SWECO) is now open for applications from Australian women and men and will close on 22 November 12. The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's ‘Sustaining Women’s Empowerment in Communities and Organisations’ (SWECO) Award aims to honour male and female individuals and groups who have developed a sustainable initiative to empower women in a community or organisation.
Established in 2011, SWECO’s first round of winners were commended for their leadership, determination and collaboration in establishing significant initiatives for women in the community and in the workplace.