The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is leading Women’s Marches across the world to Ban the Bomb on Saturday, June 17 during #NuclearBan negotiations.
Last week in Melbourne, ERA brought together 53 representatives from 34 of our member organisations for our annual member’s meeting. Over two days, ERA members shared their work and connected with other organisations working to advance gender equality and women’s rights. Together we also agreed on the strategic direction of our advocacy and projects for […]
A Civil Society Statement prepared by Disabled People’s Organisations Australia (DPO Australia) calling for Federal Government support for a Royal Commission into violence and abuse against people with disability. The statement is open for organisational endorsement with further details available here. The statement is available here.
The National Foundation of Australian Women has released the Gender Lens on the 17-18 Budget, bringing together a gendered analysis of measures in the Budget with recommendations to enhance gender awareness and responsiveness in the Budget cycle. The Australian Government Budget process does not incorporate gender responsive budgeting nor produce a Women’s Budget Statement. Without […]
There are an estimated 45.8 million people around the world living in modern slavery. Modern slavery affects every country, and for many large businesses – their supply chains. The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 is being viewed as a ground-breaking model for action by governments, particularly in relation to requiring transparency and reporting by companies on their supply chains.
We suggest that tenderers for Commonwealth contracts who have been named as WGEA Employers of Choice should be invited to include this information in their tender documents and decision makers should be directed to include this information in their overall analysis of benefit to the Australian economy.
6 June 2016 by Erin Gillen Formal sex education in schools is not meeting the needs of young women, according to a recent survey by the Equality Rights Alliance Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG). In doing so, it may also be denying them a human right to comprehensive sex education…
1 July 2016 by Helen Dalley-Fisher and Hannah Gissane This Saturday, as you stroll past the sausage sizzle into your local polling station, consider the ubiquitous corflute posters outside the venue. How many of the faces plastered on every surface are women? Then have a look at the people around you. Spot any women? Not […]
17 June 2016 by Susan Maury When a gender lens is applied to government policy, it becomes clear that women experience the consequences of policy differently to men. In this post, Policy Whisperer Susan Maury introduces the Women’s Policy Action Tank and why there is a need for highlighting women’s needs in the policy arena.
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