The World YWCA, including YWCA Australia, has been advocating strongly at the 57th session on the Commission on the Status of Women 2013 (CSW57), in New York, USA. The World YWCA has held various parallel events including the launch of a report- The Future Young Women Want: A Global Call to Act, documenting specific goals, values, barriers and challenges faced globally by young women in the context of the Post-MDGs agenda. Several YWCA member associations also held parallel events including Finland, Australia, Canada and the USA.
A fulltime salary is not enough to guarantee affordable housing, according to a report released by Australians for Affordable Housing. The report, launched by ACTU President Ged Kearney, shows that the housing crisis is hitting working Australians who traditionally would be looking at home ownership, with many implications for women when looking at the occupations worst affected by housing stress. YWCA Australia is a member of Australians for Affordable Housing, a coalition of national housing, welfare and community sector organisations, established to highlight the problem of housing affordability in Australia.
The YWCA SHE Speaks 2012 Survey has been released today for International Women's Day. The survey, conducted through YWCAs in South Australia, Victoria, the ACT, Queensland and Western Australia, canvassed more than 1650 girls and young women on a range of issues from leadership and equality to work and role models. Find out what our young women are saying here.
The YWCA SHE Speaks 2012 Survey was conducted through YWCAs in South Australia, Victoria, the ACT, Queensland and Western Australia. The SHE Speaks Survey canvasses girls and young women on a range of issues, and has a distinct focus on leadership, and work.