Member Notices

Invitation to Make a Submission: Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality Inquiry

28 January 

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration are examining the issue of domestic violence and gender inequality. You can find the full terms of reference and more information here

The submission closing date is 31 March 2016. Submission can be uploaded on the Committee website or email as an attachment to  

Women's Electoral Lobby 2016 Federal Election Survey

22 December

WEL is running a 2016 Federal Election Survey. Please take part in the survey to highlight the issues you think should be the top priorities of Government and candidates. 

The survey is nine questions and should take about five minutes. 

Take the survey here

Webinar: Violence against Women in time of Disaster

Many women experiencing gendered violence in rural and remote areas also face challenges in accessing limited local support services.

1800RESPECT in collaboration with the Gender and Disaster Pod (, experts in the field of violence in times of disaster, have developed resources to assist frontline workers to increase the safety and support of women in times of disaster.   

NGO-CSW Nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award

25 November

NGO - CSW- New York is accepting nominations for the Woman of Distinction Award!

Critera for WoDA Nominees 

  • Nominee must exhibit evidence-based leadership in her field of expertise.
  • Nominee must be an advocate for positive social change to close the leadership gap and create a more equitable society for women and girls. 
  • Nominee must support policies, practices, attitudes and/or actions that are intended to produce equitable outcomes for women and girls connected to the SDGs and the Beijing Platform for Action. 
  • Nominee must have demonstrated success in empowering women and girls in her projects. 
  • Nominations are open to women from all regions. 

Please submit nominations to: 


That Inspires Respect : 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - Youth Project

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 17:30

Federation Square - Big Screen Melbourne

This Wednesday, on 25 November, 2015 as a launch for the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence - JERA International, Justice Equality Rights Access International , Casa Cultura and Boite World Music join forces to launch a beautiful campaign for the elimination of violence against women and girls. That Inspires Respect: three films made by a group of secondary school students and a team of filmmakers. Join us in front of the Federation Square Big Screen to see them for the first time... Funded by the Clack Family Memorial Fund (via the Australian Communities Foundation), the Moreland City Council and the City of Melbourne, sponsored by Federation Square, Nelson Alexander and Big Bang Studio. And supported by WIRE - Women's Information and Referral Exchange, Women's Health Victoria, WHIN - Women's Health in the North, Our Watch, Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), Banksia Gardens Community Services, the Victorian Women's Trust and Rosie...

CSW60 NGO Delegate Applications Open

6 November

The Office for Women would like to invite all interested individuals, academics and representatives of non-government organisations to put forward an application to be included on the Australian Government delegation to CSW60. 

Applications close 5pm AEDST, Wednesday 18 November 2015. You can find selection documentation here.  

Female Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic/Family Violence, Family Courts and Cross Examination

3 November

Women's Legal Services Australia invites female victims/survivors of sexual assault and domestic/family violence who have been involved in family law court proceedings about children's matters and would like to share their experiences to complete this short survey

The survey will remain open until 31 December 2015. 

If the survey in any way makes you feel upset, concerned or has any other negative impact on you, please contact the National Domestic and Family Violence hotline, 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 (24 hours/7 days). 

Have your say about Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women in Australia

27 October

ERA's Sister Alliance, Economic Security for Women (eS4W), is seeking women’s views on their economic empowerment; their ability to cope with changing conditions in the economy; their participation in paid work and their income in later life in retirement through the Lifelong Economic Wellbeing for Women Survey

Please take part in this survey and share with your networks. 

2015 Affordable and Accessible Housing Forum

Thu, 19/11/2015 - 09:00


Level 3, 52-58 William St


The forum will provide expert presentations on accessible and affordable housing and modifications, together with an update on the Access to Premises Standard review. 

Afternoon workshop sessions will provide opportunities for stakeholders to work together - towards achieving more accessible and equitable housing outcomes. 

The forum will run from 9am-4pm. 

Registration is open until 31 October. Email Sue Salthouse 

The registration fee is $50- payable to RI Australia, St George Bank, BSB 112 879, Account 410808862. There is no charge for ANUHD or Rights & Inclusion Australia members. 

Real time captioning will be provided, the venue is accessible and please advise any additional requirements. 

More information about this event is available on the Rights & Inclusion Australia website

International Engagement Forum in Sydney

30 September

Come along and contribute to the dialogue on gender equality in development, international processes and Australia's place in the world. You can register for this event HERE.  

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