Member Notices

#CSW61 Consultation: UNAA Forum on the Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls

22 August 

The United Nations Association of Australia will host a Consultative Forum in Melbourne, 5-6 September 2016, on the theme: The Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls

This theme aligns with the focus for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2017. 

This one and a half day forum will include expert keynote speakers, and a range of thematic discussions in which delegates will be encouraged to share their professional and personal insights to workshop a multi-sectoral action plan to advance economic empowerment of women and girls.

Registration and program. Please note, a discount is available for ERA members, contact Sophie Arnold at sophie@unaavictoria.org.au for more information. 

NDIS and CALD communities: Aiming high for equitable access

Date
Tue, 11/10/2016 - 08:30
Location

Multi-faith Centre (Building N35)

Griffith University -170 Kessels Road, Nathan

This symposium is part of the Griffith University NDIS Symposia Series and will explore:

  • What can we all do to ensure that culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities have equitable access to the NDIS?
  • How do we create culturally safe and responsive systems?
  • What are the experiences of individuals with disability and families from CALD backgrounds?
  • What can we learn from the Victorian NDIS trial site in Barwon on working with refugee communities?

More information and registration is HERE

UNAA National Forum: Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls

Date
Mon, 05/09/2016 - 08:30
Location

Novotel, 270 Collins St, Melbourne 

Please note: This event runs from 5-6 Septmber. 

The United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) will host a Consultative Forum in Melbourne, 5-6 September 2016, on the theme: The Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls.
This theme aligns with the focus for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held at United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2017.
This one and a half day forum will include expert keynote speakers and a range of thematic discussions in which delegates will be encouraged to share their professional and personal
insights to workshop a multi-sectoral action plan to advance economic empowerment of women and girls.
Panel Topics:
1. Women’s economic empowerment in contexts of family violence
2. Ending workplace discrimination and closing the pay gap
3. Economic insecurity: strategies to address the impacts on children
4. The economic empowerment of culturally and linguistically diverse women and girls
5. Superannuation and the economic empowerment of older women
Details of speakers will follow shortly.
For more details, contact office@unaavictoria.org.au or (03) 9620 3955 

Putting Women at the Centre: A Policy Forum

8 August

One more week to register for the Women's Policy Forum in Melbourne on 16 August

Women and men experience the impacts of policy differently. Recognising this, the Power to Persuade and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, have jointly initated the Women's Policy Action Tank. This one-day forum will cast a gender lens over policy design and implementation in selected key areas impacting women's wellbeing, searching for the threads that link the experiences of diverse groups of women and the patterns of disadvanatege that patriarchy creates. 

More information about the event and registration is available HERE

Participants Wanted: Study on inheritance in farming/primary producer families

3 August

This study explores inheritance in farming families ('farming' includes all types of primary production in this context). Previous research on this topic has tended to focus on farm succession issues, and has involved farming parents and their successors, who are normally sons. This study aims to increase understanding of farming family inheritance by taking a more comprehensive approach (by looking further than just farm succession), and by involving daughters to learn about their experiences and perspectives on this topic.

More information on the study is available here and info on particpation is available here

Calling Young Women: YWAG applications open!

18 July

ERA's Young Women's Advisory Group (YWAG) is after another member to join and be part of their work amplifying young women's voices in the national policy space. YWAG is an opportunity to meet and work with young women from across Australia too advocate on issues that are important to young women.

If you are between the ages of 16-30 and live in Tasmania, South Australia, the Northern Territory or Western Australia, you are eligible to apply for YWAG.

Email Hannah at era.projects@ywca.org.au for an application form. Applications close 26 August 2016.

Reframing Primary Healthcare for Older Australians (COTA Forum)

Date
Thu, 21/07/2016 - 09:00
Location

National Press Club, Canberra 

Older Australians rely heavily on primary health care to support them to live healthy, active, independent and contributing lives. But our systems of primary care do not always deliver what is needed.

Join the COTA Australia National Policy Forum to discuss issues affecting older people such as: access and affordability in a range of primary care services; the link between primary care and broader wellbeing; the best models of primary care; and how primary care can address the needs of a diverse older population. The forum will look at recent policy changes in this area and ask how they are likely impact on the health and wellbeing of older Australians. A great line-up of speakers from across the primary health care field will lead the discussions, and more.

This event goes from 9am-5pm. More info and RSVP HERE

2016 Women's Forum, Victoria - Building a better community media future

Date
Sat, 16/07/2016 - 10:00
Location

Multicultural Hub, 506 Elizabeth St, Melbourne

This forum runs from 10:00am-3:30pm. An opportunity to enhance  your community broadasting skills, this forum is an opportunity to:

  • improve the experiences of women in community broadcasting;
  • become involved in community radio;
  • get your issues on-air;
  • learn radio skills;
  • discuss issues relevant to your community.

RSVP: Attendees must register for this free event, places are limited. Email Tara Egan projectofficer@nembc.org.au to register. 

MORE INFO HERE. 

Brisbane's Finest Feminists

Date
Sat, 30/07/2016 - 09:00
Location

Visible Ink - 5 Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley, QLD

One Woman Project Presents: Brisbane's Finest Feminists
The inaurgural mid-year conference by One Woman Project, this events features some of the finest feminists from Brisbane, Australia and beyond!
Come along to hear these feminists speak about the 'Future of Feminism in Australia', a workshop on LGBTIQA+ rights, as well as discussions about the roles of 'Men in feminism', 'Eco- feminism', 'Women in Music' and more! 

In addition to the workshops and panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other feminists in Brisbane and, in their spare time, check out the stalls featuring products from Words With Heartand Saheli Designs
This is an event not to be missed! Tickets are on sale at the amazing price of $39.99!! Get in quick you don't want to miss out!

More info here

Launch of the 3rd Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Date
Wed, 08/06/2016 - 17:30
Location

Theatrette 2.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building, The Australian National University

5:30-7pm

While the past twelve months has seen important progress in advancing the United Nations Women, Peace and Security agenda, the ongoing violence committed against women by ISIS and the failure to return the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are just two timely reminders that the international community is far from achieving the goals set out in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). 

With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The speakers will reflect upon recent major reports and events to ask: ‘what can Australia do to make a genuine, lasting and positive impact upon the lives of women and girls affected by armed conflict?’

During this event Dr Alan Ryan (Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre) will also launch the Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s implementation of its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This civil society shadow report is designed to independently review, support and advocate for the Australian Government’s continued commitment to this crucial cross-cutting agenda.

Please join UN Women to participate in this important conversation, launch and reception.

More information and RSVP HERE

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