The Young Women’s Advisory Group (YWAG) to Equality Rights Alliance is recruiting for new members! YWAG is a voluntary group of up to ten young women aged 16-30 from across Australia. YWAG values and amplifies young women’s voices, experiences, and expertise; we aim to bring those voices to the national policy space. We strive for a […]

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ERA has signed on with 15 other organisations and individuals in response to the Senate Inquiry report into ParentsNext. In response to the Report of the Senate Inquiry into ParentsNext, including its trial and subsequent broader rollout, a broad coalition of service providers, human rights bodies, peak bodies, researchers and advocates today calls time on ParentsNext. […]

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If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, Please send a 200-word abstract and a 50-word bio by 1 March 2019 to amirci2019@gmail.com This conference (to be held in Sydney in July) will explore, examine, critique, theorise, and respond to key issues related to mothering in the contemporary globalised world, with a focus on […]

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We have worked with the Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA) to produce this analysis of the Women’s Economic Security Statement.  As the dust settles on the inaugural Women’s Economic Security Statement (WESS), we’ve taken a closer look at the Statement, in particular the workforce participation and economic independence pillars, and what it means for […]

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The following information has been put together by the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children (NCSMC) and can also be accessed here.  What is the Inquiry?  It a allows us to tell the government our views and experiences about ParentsNext. Including letters from DHS-Centrelink, DHS- Centrelink appointments, appointments and services with the ParentsNext providers. You […]

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In this series we have a chat with activists, advocates and stirrers making a difference for women and girls. To mark International Day of the Girl we caught up with the young feminist activist group Young Women Speak Out.  Who are you? We are five young women, Tanvi (18), Zahra (18), Tilly (18), Kate (17) […]

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Older single women are one of the fastest growing cohorts of people experiencing homelessness and most of them have never been homeless before. This paper identifies the underlying systemic and compounding causes of older women’s homelessness, examines the devastating impact of gendered economic inequality and the key policy areas that require attention. It calls for […]

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