The United Nations Association of Australia will host a Consultative Forum in Melbourne, 5-6 September 2016, on the theme: The Economic Empowerment of Women and Girls
This theme aligns with the focus for the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), to be held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2017.
This one and a half day forum will include expert keynote speakers, and a range of thematic discussions in which delegates will be encouraged to share their professional and personal insights to workshop a multi-sectoral action plan to advance economic empowerment of women and girls.
Registrationand program. Please note, a discount is available for ERA members, contact Sophie Arnold at email@example.com for more information.
Women and men experience the impacts of policy differently. Recognising this, the Power to Persuade and Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, have jointly initated the Women's Policy Action Tank. This one-day forum will cast a gender lens over policy design and implementation in selected key areas impacting women's wellbeing, searching for the threads that link the experiences of diverse groups of women and the patterns of disadvanatege that patriarchy creates.
More information about the event and registration is available HERE.
This study explores inheritance in farming families ('farming' includes all types of primary production in this context). Previous research on this topic has tended to focus on farm succession issues, and has involved farming parents and their successors, who are normally sons. This study aims to increase understanding of farming family inheritance by taking a more comprehensive approach (by looking further than just farm succession), and by involving daughters to learn about their experiences and perspectives on this topic.
More information on the study is available here and info on particpation is available here.
ERA's Young Women's Advisory Group (YWAG) is after another member to join and be part of their work amplifying young women's voices in the national policy space. YWAG is an opportunity to meet and work with young women from across Australia too advocate on issues that are important to young women.
If you are between the ages of 16-30 and live in Tasmania, South Australia, the Northern Territory or Western Australia, you are eligible to apply for YWAG.
Email Hannah at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form. Applications close 26 August 2016.
The National Foundation for Australian Women has released their Budget Gender Lens - a comprehensive gender analysis of measures in the Federal Budget. Without an official Women's Budget Statement, NFAW's Budget Gender Lens gives us the clearest picture of what Budget 16/17 means for women.
Following careful, expert, non-partisan analysis of the Budget, NFAW makes 50 recommendations across a range of policy areas- workplace relations, health, education, housing, domestic violence, taxation, superannuation and more, as well as some related to machinery of government and data.
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.
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.
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.