Today the six National Women’s Alliances launched their joint project, Priorities for Women 2013. Together the Alliances will be working to increase women’s political participation as enshrined in article 7 of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Using CEDAW as the framework, the Priorities for Women vision is for a truly inclusive electoral framework where the most marginalised and disadvantaged women are informed and empowered voters.
ERA today lodged our pre-budget submission to Treasury. The submission deals with the housing needs of women and makes recomendations regarding increased funding for affordable housing and associated tax and superannuation reform which could fund the increased expenditure.
Does your organisation know of an individual who is passionate about the issues facing rural women?
ERA is looking for a delegate to attend the Rural Women’s Summit as part of the National Rural Women Coalition’s Conference in February. The Summit is a gathering of approximately 60 women from across Australia to discuss issues affecting women in regional and remote areas.
Thanks to the Office for Women and the Rural Women’s Coalition, we are able to:
Fund the delegate’s registration for the entire conference (18-20 February); and
Cover the delegate’s accommodation and travel costs (to a maximum of $1,000).
The delegate would be required to participate in the Rural Women’s Summit on ERA’s behalf from 8:30 -4:30 on 20 February. Sponsorship is only available to individuals who have not already registered for the conference.
ERA must lodge the nomination form by Friday 25 January, so let us know at email@example.com ASAP if you know of someone who might be interested.
YWCA Australia, the Australian Council of Social Services, and Women on Boards have collaborated to release a gender diversity audit of Australia's not-for-profit community sector.
The audit has found that while the community sector does lead the way on women in senior positions and on boards, there is still work to do to ensure gender equality.
The study found women occupy 51% of all board director roles and 60% of senior management positions in the community sector. Interestingly, 76% of board roles and 80% of all senior management roles held by people aged 18-30 are occupied by women. But for those aged over 65, 67% of board roles and 55% of senior management positions are held by men.
The Office for Women has invited ERA to bring 8 Members to the Post Budget Women's Breakfast. Minister Collins will speak and there will be a chance to network with parliamentarians and other women's organisations. The invitation can be downloaded below. This is a good chance to increase ERA's prominence in the minds of MPs prior to our August parliament day.
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