Member Notices

Let the Voices be Heard

Date
Fri, 27/02/2015 - 09:00
Location

WA State Library Theatre 

Let the Voices be Heard is the 2nd National Conference of Migrant and Refugee Women in Australia. The themes are network, showcase, reflect, engage and act. 

This conference will run from the 27th-28th of February 2015. 

Registration closes on the 15th of January. you can register here.

More information about the conference is available here

Access Standards & Housing

Date
Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:30
Location

Standards Australia, Level 10, 20 Bridge St, Sydney

This forum will include presentations and discussions about Indigenous mapping, wayfinding and housing; Access Standards update; communications; and accessible and equitable housing.

Registration closes on 31 October 2014 and is $50. More information here. RSVP to reply@riaustralia.org.au. 

Forum ends at 4:30pm. 

Call for Nominations: CSW Government Delegation

23 October 

The Office for Women is now calling for applications from individuals and representatives of non-government organisations who are interested in being considered for inclusion as an NGO delegate on the official Australian Government delegation to the 59th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

For more information on how to apply, see the application pack

Rights & Responsibilities survey ends 31 October!

23 October 

The Australian Human Rights Commission's Rights & Responsibilities survey ends Friday, October 31!

This survey forms part of the Australian Human Rights Commission's national consultation regarding how effectively we protect people’s human rights and freedoms in Australia. The consultation will focus on building understanding and improved protection of our fundamental human rights, freedoms and responsibilities.

Launch of 50+ Report- Parliamentary Forum

Date
Tue, 18/11/2014 - 09:30
Location

Stranger's Lounge, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street,

Sydney

Every year COTA NSW surveys people over 50 around NSW about the policy issues that affect their everyday lives. Housing is a hot topic in NSW, and COTA NSW felt it was important to research some of the related issues for older people in NSW. Some of the emerging issues in this year’s 50+ Report will reveal our findings about housing affordability, whether people are happy with where they live and whether older people feel that their homes will suit their needs as they age (housing design).

Sydney Older Women's Network (OWN) International Women's Day Festival of Ideas

Date
Fri, 06/03/2015 - 10:00
Location

Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts, 280 Pitt St, Sydney

OWN's Festival of Ideas 2015: United We Stand 

The Older Women's Network (OWN) are inviting women from all walks of life to meet and talk as part of this festival. The event will also have guest speakers and key topics for discussion by participants.

Entry is free but a gold coin donation is appreciated!

For more information on OWN, visit the website.

One Month to Go! The first International Dialogue on Women in Leadership

21 October

Dark orange and grey patterned backgrounds with text "International Dialogue on Women in Leadership"

Don't miss this G20-related event. The first International Dialogue on Women in Leadership. The Dialogue will be held from 16-17 November at the Queensland Conservatorim, Griffith University, South Bank. 

Speakers include:

  • Australia's Foreign Minister the Hon Julie Bishop MP
  • The Hon Quentin Bryce AD CVO
  • Maria Atkinson AM
  • Prof Iris Bohnet
  • Winnie Byanyima, and more. 

Information on registration is available here. 

NGO Workshop and Training Session on Australia's Universal Periodic Review - Canberra

Date
Thu, 27/11/2014 - 12:30
Location

YWCA of Canberra, Level 5, 161 London Circuit, Canberra, ACT

A workshop to share information and insights on the UPR process, discuss key human rights issues and develop collective strategies ahead of Australia's upcoming UPR …

Australia's upcoming review by the UN Human Rights Council provides an important opportunity for Australian NGOs to encourage and influence the Australian Government to improve the protection and promotion of human rights and fulfil its international obligations.

Workshop participants will share insights and learnings from Australia's first UPR, discuss progress on the implementation of recommendations from the previous review and discuss key issues, opportunities and strategies for the upcoming UPR in 2015.

…and a training session on using international human rights in Australian advocacy

Prior to the workshop the Equality Rights Alliance will provide an introduction to the international human rights framework (with an emphasis on the rights of women) and identify methods of using international rights in a domestic setting.

Date: Thursday 27 November 2014  

Time: 12:30 – 1pm - Lunch

                 1 – 2pm - Using International Human Rights in Australian Advocacy

             2:15 – 5pm - General NGO UPR Workshop

RSVP: by Wednesday 19 November to Alyssa Shaw at era.admin@ywca.org.au. Please specify if you would like to attend both the training and workshop events. 

Please contact Alyssa Shaw at era.admin@ywca.org.au in relation to any access requirements.

 This workshop is presented by the National Association of Community Legal Centres, The Human Rights Law Centre, Kingsford legal Centre, the National Women's Alliances and the Equality Rights Alliance. Thanks to YWCA of Canberra for providing us with a venue.

 For more information about the UPR and workshops in other cities/towns please visit the National Association of Legal Communities website.

NGO Workshop on Australia's Universal Periodic Review - Sydney

Date
Mon, 03/11/2014 - 09:30
Location

Australian Human Rights Commission: Hearing Room 1, Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000  

A workshop to share information and insights on the UPR process, discuss key human rights issues and develop collective strategies ahead of Australia’s upcoming UPR   

Australia’s upcoming review by the UN Human Rights Council provides an important opportunity for Australian NGOs to encourage and influence the Australian Government to improve the protection and promotion of human rights and fulfil its international obligations. The UPR provides a number of opportunities for NGO involvement. We are working to co-ordinate a Joint NGO Report on behalf of a large coalition of NGOs representing the breadth of civil society in Australia. Experience has shown that we get better outcomes when we coordinate report-writing and advocacy with UN mechanisms. 

This NGO workshop is being held in partnership with the Australian Human Rights Commission. Participants will share insights and learnings from Australia’s first UPR, discuss progress on the implementation of recommendations from the previous review, and discuss key issues, opportunities and strategies for the upcoming UPR in 2015.

Date: Monday 3 November 2014  

Time: 9:30am -12:30pm

RSVP: by Wednesday 29 October to Penny Gerstle at Penny.Gerstle@humanrights.gov.au. You can also contact Penny on (02) 9284 9707 in relation to any access requirements.   

For more information about the UPR and workshops in other cities/towns please visit the National Assosication of Community Legal Centres website.

NGO Workshop on Australia's Universal Periodic Review

Date
Wed, 22/10/2014 - 10:00
Location

Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 204 Lygon St, Carlton, 3053

Australia’s upcoming review by the UN Human Rights Council provides an important opportunity for Australian NGOs to encourage and influence the Australian Government to improve the protection and promotion of human rights and fulfil its international obligations. The UPR provides a number of opportunities for NGO involvement. We are working to co-ordinate a Joint NGO Report on behalf of a large coalition of NGOs representing the breadth of civil society in Australia. Experience has shown that we get better outcomes when we coordinate report-writing and advocacy with UN mechanisms.  

Time: 10-12:30pm (lunch provided)

RSVP: by 20 October to Ian.Row@veohrc.vic.gov.au

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