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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ERA is part of the Snap Forward Feminist Policy Network, and contributed to this submission on COVID-19. “The Snap Forward Feminist Policy Network (SFN) is working to ensure a gender-responsive COVID-19 recovery over the immediate and longer term: we want a Snap Forward which also contributes to the achievement of gender equality. SFN brings together […]

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The National Women’s Alliances have released this joint position paper on disaster recovery, planning and management. People with Disability Australia have also contributed expertise to the drafting of this paper. “During an emergency, everyone in a community is affected, but there is strong evidence to show that different groups of people experience disaster differently. Gender stereotypes […]

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