JERA International is currently undertaking the Australian NGO 20 year review of the Beijing Platform for Action. Information will be gathered from civil society groups and individuals throughout July and August, 2014.
The Domestic Violence Prevention Council is holding this seminar on Tuesday 24 June from 2-4pm at the Inspire Centre, Building 25 University of Canberra.
This Seminar will enable community members, service practitioners, academics and researchers, to share their expertise and contribute to discussion about the effects of the intersection of gender and disability discrimination on the incidence and nature of violence against women with disabilities, and how we can improve responses.
Reclaiming Feminism: EnGendering Change is a national summit for Australia's leading feminists, educators and policy makers. Submissions are invited for the presentation of papers and facilitation of workshops which address the following questions:
How is feminism relevant to young people, parents, educators and policy leaders today?
Where are the spaces and opportunities for feminist influence on policy and practice in Australian education systems?
How can feminist approaches be promoted, embedded and sustained for long term social change?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for the date claimer and call for submissions document.
Registration for the conference opens 30 June. Visit the AWE Conference site for program updates.
It is expected that by 2056 one in four people living in Australia will be over the age of 65 and 1.8 million of them will be over 85.
This reality is the subject of much public debate and has been the focus of a number of recent publications which focus on the financial and working lives of older Australians and ask them to make significant sacrifices to manage this future.
COTA Australia sees the need for a more integrated approach. This forum will focus on how ready Australia is to harness the potential and meet the challenge of our rapidly ageing society.
The forum features a number of speakers, including a keynote from Travers McLeod CEO, Centre for Policy Development.
Join YWCA Australia for the final face to face consultations as part of the development of the 2014 CEDAW Shadow Report. Each of these consultations focus on the issues affecting a specific group of women who continue to experience significant barriers to claiming their human rights.
The consultations include a 2 hour training session on the UN Convention on Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and how it can be used to affect change in domestic advocacy work.
The Rights of Single Mothers and their Children (in partnership with Friends of Single Parents)
Date: Thursday 26 June
Venue: YHotel Conference Centre (Mezzanine A Room), 5-11 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney CBD
RSVP: Online or by emailing Kiri Dicker email@example.com.
Keep up to date with our Sisters in the Pacific region with pacificwomen.org. PacificWomen.org is a website developed under thePacific Women Shaping Pacific Development Initiative (Pacific Women) to improve information sharing on gender equality in the Pacific region. Enhanced knowledge and evidence to inform policy and practice is essential to achieving gender equality.
The website includes a resources hub of information and research, an events page and information on current projects.
With a simple Like, Share and Tweet you could help one of ERA's member organisations, the International Women's Development Agency - IWDA, win funding for their research into violence against women in the Pacific. IWDA has entered the global 5-minute science fair competition for research on gender-based violence. By watching IWDA's 5 minute video and liking, tweeting and pinning the video you will help IWDA on their way to winning funding to continue this vital research.
During May and June, YWCA Australia and partners will be facilitating a number of consultations to inform the 2014 Shadow Report on the United Nations Convention to End All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW).
The Rights of Rural Women webinar is hosted in partnership with the National Rural Women's Coalition. You will need a stable internet connection and a headset to particpate in this webinar. A member of the team will contact you by email prior to the webinar with further information.
In recent years, in the ACT and nationally, researchers, government agencies and community services have identified older women as a group which is becoming particularly vulnerable to homelessness. However, this problem is not sufficiently understood in the wider ACT community, and ACT Shelter beleived that there was a need to explore innovative ways of responding to the current and expected growing future need in this area.
To this end, ACT Shelter conducted a research project to take stock of current strengths and gaps and to explore ways to improve the housing response for older women who have experienced or are at risk of homelessness.