Advocacy for Inclusion has launched their first ever crowdfunding campaign. They are making an App to support people with disabilities to make decisions. This will be a big help to many people becoming more independent. There is no other App anywhere that does this, particularly in plain or easy English format.
Everyone can make their own decisions – it’s just that some people need some support to do so.
Donate to the campaign and share the word with #SDMApp
Calling parents or caregivers with children in childcare, pre-school or school!You are invited to participate in research which aims to better understand decisions you make on where you live and work and how this influences parenting, time use and travel.
The research involves an open-ended interview (no longer than 30 minutes), where general questions are asked about the impact of housing and transport options on the way your family organises its life.This interview is approved by UC Human Research Ethics Committee (project number 13-186). Your participation is completely voluntary and you are free to withdraw at any stage of the discussion. All information collected from the interview is anonymously analysed for research and publication purposes.
Updated data for the economic security (including the latest workforce particpation rates), education, health, safety and justice and democracy, governance and citizenship domains (including new data on Judges, Magistrates and Order of Australia recpients).
Updated data on democracy, governance and leadership from the ABS and WGEA will be available later this year.
economic Security4Women has launched Know Your Value- a pay and contract negotiation checklist for women.
The resource is designed for women and will link them to existing information in order to facilitate the negotiation of the best employment outcomes, contributing to long term economic wellbeing.
"In some jobs there may little or no room to negotiate, however, women need to find out what is -and is not- negotiable and then work our which checklist items are relevant to the job being considered" said Ms Sandra Cook, Chairperson of economic Security4Women, a National Women's Alliance.
A Landmark National Summit for Educators and Policy Makers
Friday, October 3 2014- Saturday, October 4
at Mercy Place, Bardon, Brisbane
The Reclaiming Feminism: EnGendering Change conference "above all, promotes the role of feminist thought and practice in creating new visions for Australian education, dominated as it now is by a masculinised economic model of private interest and competition." (Professor Raewyn Connell, keynote speaker).
"(This report) shows that where laws and justice systems work well, they can provide an essential mechanism for women to realize their human rights. However, it also underscores the fact that, despite widespread guarantees of equality, the reality for many millions of women is that justice remains out of reach."
Michelle Bachelet , Executive Director UN Women
Progress of the World's Women - In Pursuit of Justice, the biennial flagship report of UN Women, has just been released. This issue, In Pursuit of Justice, examines the legal barriers and inequities too many women experience, as well as the progress made in access to justice for women.
"The problem of ageing and gender and homelessness is so big the reality is it will swamp all previous expectations or discussions or plans... We have to think quickly and radically outside that square and we have to engage the private sector."
Seven peak bodies in Victoria concerned with housing and homelessness are convening a public forum where a panel of experts, commentators and key decision makers on housing will debate just what can and should be done to halt Victoria's growing crisis in rental housing affordability and to make social housing work.