ERA worked with Harmony Alliance, NATSIWA and a drafting team drawn from 48 organisations to prepare this shadow report to the CEDAW Committee on Australia’s progress in implementing the four recommendations identified by the Committee as relating to major obstacles to women’s enjoyment of their human rights. The Committee will refer the Australia’s report, our […]

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ERA, as part of the The National Older Women’s Housing and Homelessness Working Group, contributed to this submission to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Inquiry into Homelessness in Australia.

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“Between the summer of bushfires, in which almost 2,500 homes were lost in NSW alone, and the COVID-19 pandemic, the need to ensure access to housing as part of an adequate standard of living is and will continue to be an urgent imperative. The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing stated that […]

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“The COVID-19 pandemic is both a public health and an economic crisis, with long-term economic impacts to the Australian population. Women, and particularly young women, are one of the hardest hit demographics due to their overrepresentation in casual work, and in the retail and hospitality sectors. Disasters such as this pandemic have been shown to […]

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