Member Notices

Power of a Woman Conference

Sat, 08/08/2015 - 08:30

Holmes Building, Sydney University

The Power of Women Conference aims to give women and men the opportunity to hear, feel and understand the power of a woman & enable a woman to define her own power.

ACLW invites feminist forces to unravel their insights to who they are and who they are becoming.

For further information, or to register for this event, please visit the Power of a Woman website.

IWDA recruiting for a new research & policy role

IWDA is currently advertising for a Research and Policy Advisor. This is a new role that is being added to the research, policy and advocacy team.  Working closely with the Senior Research and Policy Advisor and with research partners, IWDA staff and donors, the Research and Policy Advisor will contribute to, develop and manage a portfolio of research, policy and advocacy engagements that progress gender equality and IWDA’s role in providing feminist framing and analysis. This position will also contribute to organisational monitoring, evaluation and learning. Commitment to gender justice, working collaboratively and sensitivity to women’s cultural and development issues are essential to the success of this role.The full position description and application form is available at  To apply confidentially, applicants need to download and complete the application form and email with a cover letter and resume to Jessie Pritchard at, by 9am Monday 13 July 2015. For enquiries please contact (03) 9650 5574 or the email above. Please bring to the attention of relevant networks/ women.

COTA Australia's National Policy Forum 2015

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 09:00

National Press Club, Canberra

The genders have a very different experience of later life.

People's life experiences are also strongly influenced by such factors as culture, language and location. These and other aspects of human diversity affect the experience and meaning of gender in older age too.

In 2015 COTA Australia will again bring together a group of outstanding individuals to explore what is needed to ensure that the genders have the same opportunities and are equally well prepared for later life.


For further event information visit the COTA website.

A registration fee will apply.  For more information visit or email

Equilibrium Man Challenge

The Equilibrium Challenge aims to provide a communications forum for people interest in flexible work practices and workplace gender equality as well as the technology, tools and tactics that enable people to achieve greater equilibrium in their lives. 

For more information please consult the Equilibrium Man Challenge Official Supporter pack (attached). 

FECCA 2015 Biennial Conference - Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians

Thu, 05/11/2015 - 09:00

Sheraton on the Park, 161 Elizabeth St, Sydney

Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia biennial Conference - Multiculturalism in Action: Building a better future for all Australians .

This will be held in Sydney, NSW, on 5-6 November 2015. This year's conference is organised jointly by the Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and the Ethnic Communities' Council of NSW (ECC NSW).

The conference will draw together leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners to discuss and debate key issues that relate to Australia's multiculturalism. These will be explored through a series of plenary addresses, panel discussions and presentations. We invite everyone with interest in multicultural affairs to contribute to the debate that will undoubtedly lead to new collaborations and opportunities.

Find out more about the event, and register through the Conference website.

Documentary premiere: 10 Stories of Single Mothers

Thu, 11/06/2015 - 17:30

Kino Cinemas, 45 Collings Street, Melbourne

Join National Council for Single Mothers and their Children at the premiere of their documentary '[10] Stories of Single Mothers.'

10 Mothers candidly speak about the reality of Newstart. They share their struggle to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head. They highlight the punishing effects of the allowable earning which slashed their wage. It gives voice to the impacts on their children. Newstart does not help mums & children impacted by family and dometic violence Newstart is not a new start for families. 

Bookings can be made online through Eventbrite

Ending Domestic Violence: improving primary prevention, early intervention & response

Wed, 10/06/2015 (All day)

Sydney Boulevard Hotel, Sydney

This two day conference, plus optional workshops, addresses domestic violence with a specific focus on:

  • Where we should focus for maximum impact
  • How we can improve primary prevention
  • How we can improve early intervention & response
  • Effective approaches for high risk groups

Key Speakers include: Rosie Batty - current Australian of the Year, Senator Michaela Cash - Minister assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Anna Bligh - CEO YWCA NSW, and Annette Gillespie - CEO Safe Steps. 

Further information can be found in attached brochure. 

Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

Sun, 17/05/2015 - 18:30

ACMI, Melbourne

The Human Rights Arts & Film Festival (HRAFF) is a Melbourne based not-for-profit arts organisation devoted to making human rights issues accessible through film and art. The festival will take place in Melbourne from 7-21 May, with a national tour to follow. The diverse selection of film strives to inspire conversation and action about social justice.

 ERA members are invited to see I Will Not Be Silenced (Sunday 17 May 6:30pm, ACMI):

"Australian Charlotte Campbell Stephen was sexually assaulted by a gang of men while living in Kenya in 2006. This film follows her determined 7-year fight through the Kenya legal system and her interaction with Nairobi's advocacy groups. This is a story of justice, indomitable spirit and female solidarity." 


The full program is available online as well as organisational information.

ACOSS National Conference 2015

Thu, 25/06/2015 - 09:00


ACOSS National Conference 2015

The ACOSS National Conference is the annual meeting place for the community sector to discuss the policy and practice needed to tackle poverty and inequality, and to build an inclusive society in Australia.

ACOSS has hosted an annual sector conference since 1960, creating an opportunity for key stakeholders across the social policy, service provision and welfare community to build a strong vision for the community sector and for social justice.

The 2015 ACOSS National Conference theme is Advancing the Common Good. This theme has been selected to inform discussion about the way in which civil society can ensure policy reforms address ongoing poverty and rising inequality; and to open the conversation about how economic growth can be fair and inclusive for everyone.

What: ACOSS National Conference 2015

When: 25-26 June 2015

Time: 9am – 5:30pm

Where: Australian Technology Park, Redfern

For further information, please visit the ACOSS Conference website.

Frocking Hilarious Comedy Gala

Wed, 13/05/2015 - 19:30

Enmore Theatre, Sydney

ActionAid is partnering with the Sydney Comedy Festival to hold the third annual Frocking Hilarious Comedy Gala. 

The Gala features an all-women line up of comedians, with all profits going to ActionAid Australia's work empowering women living in poverty across the world to stand up and claim their human rights. 

For more information visit the Frocking Hilarious Comedy Gala website.

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