Member Notices

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.  

National Women's Alliances International Engagement Forum

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 10:00

Australian Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 175 Pitt Street


Please note this forum is scheduled to run from 10am-4pm. 

This forum is part of the NWAs’ international engagement project which aims to increase awareness of and promote involvement in the Commission on the Status of Women, human rights treaty processes and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The forums bring together women working towards gender equality in Australia with women focussed on gender equality in the development sector and provide an opportunity for the two groups to share information and develop consistent strategies for using those international processes, particularly regarding the SDGs.

The forum will be opened by the Hon. Dr Sharman Stone MP and will consist of:

  • A report back from the UN Sustainable Development           Summit 25-27 September, including perspectives from the Australian Government and civil society
  • Forward planning for the domestic and international implementation of the SDGs from a civil society perspective
  • A CSW60 update and forward planning for civil society involvement
  • An update on the Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights in Australia

Book now!

You can find an agenda for the forum here

ActionAid: Safe Cities for Women Photography Exhibition

Thu, 08/10/2015 - 18:00

UTS Tower Exhibition Space, 15 Broadway Ultimo, NSW 2007

Opening on the evening of Thursday 8 October, the exhibition will feature images of women in cities around the world in which ActionAid works. We want to draw attention to the struggles women and girls experience daily, which impact their rights—to live, learn, work, move freely and thrive.

The exhibition space will also play host to a number of exciting events throughout October and November.

Our Safe Cities for Women Campaign aims to improve the safety of public urban spaces so that women and girls around the world do not have to live in fear and can enjoy the vast benefits of their cities. From Sydney to Phnom Penh, Harare and Monrovia, all women deserve to live in a safe city.


To RSVP to our Safe Cities Launch Night on Thursday 8 October please visit the ActionAid website

Exhibition dates: Thursday 8 October – Monday 30 November

Next Month: Anti-Poverty Week

17 September

We are just under a month away from the 2015 Anti-Poverty Week happening from the 11th-17th of October.

Women are over-represented in key poverty indicators in Australia and older women are particularly vulnerable. Anti-Poverty Week is an opportunity to strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship and encourage research, discussion and action to address these problems. 

A calendar of events is available on the Anti-Poverty Week website. If you are organising an activity or event, you can upload information to the APW website for inclusion in the calendar. 

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