Member Notices

Brisbane's Finest Feminists

Date
Sat, 30/07/2016 - 09:00
Location

Visible Ink - 5 Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley, QLD

One Woman Project Presents: Brisbane's Finest Feminists
The inaurgural mid-year conference by One Woman Project, this events features some of the finest feminists from Brisbane, Australia and beyond!
Come along to hear these feminists speak about the 'Future of Feminism in Australia', a workshop on LGBTIQA+ rights, as well as discussions about the roles of 'Men in feminism', 'Eco- feminism', 'Women in Music' and more! 

In addition to the workshops and panel discussions, attendees will have the opportunity to network with other feminists in Brisbane and, in their spare time, check out the stalls featuring products from Words With Heartand Saheli Designs
This is an event not to be missed! Tickets are on sale at the amazing price of $39.99!! Get in quick you don't want to miss out!

More info here

Launch of the 3rd Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia's National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Date
Wed, 08/06/2016 - 17:30
Location

Theatrette 2.02, Sir Roland Wilson Building, The Australian National University

5:30-7pm

While the past twelve months has seen important progress in advancing the United Nations Women, Peace and Security agenda, the ongoing violence committed against women by ISIS and the failure to return the schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram are just two timely reminders that the international community is far from achieving the goals set out in United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000). 

With representatives from government and civil society, this roundtable and audience discussion will examine the opportunities for Australia to shape and contribute to the global debate on the implementation of the Women, Peace and Security agenda. The speakers will reflect upon recent major reports and events to ask: ‘what can Australia do to make a genuine, lasting and positive impact upon the lives of women and girls affected by armed conflict?’

During this event Dr Alan Ryan (Executive Director of the Australian Civil-Military Centre) will also launch the Third Annual Civil Society Report Card on Australia’s implementation of its National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security. This civil society shadow report is designed to independently review, support and advocate for the Australian Government’s continued commitment to this crucial cross-cutting agenda.

Please join UN Women to participate in this important conversation, launch and reception.

More information and RSVP HERE

Safety First in Family Law

10 May

Over 90 organisations have joined Women's Legal Services Australia (WLSA) and Rosie Batty and the Never Alone campaign to call on the leaders of all major political parties to put Safety First in Family Law.

An open letter has been sent to the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and Leader of the Greens calling for real action to address the crisis in family law. 

Can you make sure that all our political leaders commit to the five step plan? 

  • Stand with Rosie and the Never Alone campaign by signing the petition to fix family law. 
  • Write to the Prime Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Greens asking them to put safety of women and children first in family law by adopting the five step plan in the lead up to the 2016 election. 
  • Share the campaign on social media and get your friends and networks involved. 

Read more about the campaign at safetyinfamilylaw.org.au/

Reflections on the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Date
Tue, 24/05/2016 - 18:00
Location

Flinders University, Victoria Square Campus in the City, Level 10, 182 Victoria Square (cnr Flinders St) 

Adelaide

Hear all about CSW60 from Australian Government NGO delegate, Anu Mundkur and National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance delegate, Vicky Welgraven at this report back and discussion. 

Registration to: Sonja.Yates@flinders.edu.au by 20 May 2016 with full name and, if applicable, organisation/company/government entity. More information available in flyer

ACLW's 2016 Diversity Award

27 April 

Nominations for the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women's 2016 Diversity Award close on 12 May. 

The 2016 Diversity Award refines the spirit of ACLW's Award Program as it seeks to platform in a mainstream forum, recognition for community and organisational initiatives in Australia that value and empower women in Australia who come from diverse backgrounds, and particularly from groups that are marginalised.

More information and application forms are available on the ACLW website here.  

National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016

20 April 2016

The Federation of Ethnic Communities' Councils of Australia (FECCA) and Settlement Services International (SSI) have partnered to host the inaugural National Multicultural Women's Conference 2016- Influencing change: Vision and Impact. The conference will be held at Parkroyal Parramatta, Sydney, from 3-4 November 2016.

Join practitioners, decision makers, community members and thought leaders, and participate in what will be a lively and productive national dialogue. More information is available on the NMWC website.  

ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation Survey

11 February

ACT Women are encouraged to take part in the ACT Women's Plan- Community Consultation survey, which closes tomorrow Friday 12 February. 

Your responses will be used to help inform the development of the next ACT Women's Plan. 

You can access the survey here. There are three questions and the survey takes less than 5 minutes to complete. 

Invitation to Make a Submission: Domestic Violence and Gender Inequality Inquiry

28 January 

The Senate Standing Committees on Finance and Public Administration are examining the issue of domestic violence and gender inequality. You can find the full terms of reference and more information here

The submission closing date is 31 March 2016. Submission can be uploaded on the Committee website or email as an attachment to fpa.sen@aph.gov.au.  

Women's Electoral Lobby 2016 Federal Election Survey

22 December

WEL is running a 2016 Federal Election Survey. Please take part in the survey to highlight the issues you think should be the top priorities of Government and candidates. 

The survey is nine questions and should take about five minutes. 

Take the survey here

Webinar: Violence against Women in time of Disaster

Many women experiencing gendered violence in rural and remote areas also face challenges in accessing limited local support services.

1800RESPECT in collaboration with the Gender and Disaster Pod (www.genderanddisaster.com.au), experts in the field of violence in times of disaster, have developed resources to assist frontline workers to increase the safety and support of women in times of disaster.   

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