by Dr Merrindahl Andrew As self-isolation becomes the norm, Dr Merrindahl Andrew, Program Manager for Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, highlights how this will leave may women and children in danger. In a time where staying at home is the best way to limit the spread of COVID-19, we need to remember that for many […]
In Australia there are six National Women’s Alliances (the Alliances) who represent over 180 women’s organisations. They bring forward the views, voices and issues of Australian women and, in particular, women from marginalised and disadvantaged groups. The Alliances take the lead in ensuring that the voices of as many women as possible are heard, especially those who in the past have found it difficult to engage in advocacy and decision making.
The role of the alliances
The six National Women’s Alliances are networks of issues-based and sector-based women’s groups each with a distinct focus and a strong capacity for networking and advocacy activities. Their roles are twofold:
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Bring together women's organisations and individuals from across Australia to share information, identify issues that affect them, and identify solutions.
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Engage actively with the Australian Government on policy issues as part of a better more informed and representative dialogue between women and government.
News from National Women’s Alliances
The Working Together for Equality Beijing + 25 Review 2019 : Australia is part of the ongoing Australian Civil Society monitoring and evaluation of women’s rights commitments made by the Australian Government and Civil Society for the advancement of women through use of the agreed strategies from the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BPFA) […]
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Join economic Security4Women (eS4W) and enhance the conversation with: AFA Inspire, Australian Graduate Women (AGW), Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), Pip Coore on the “The Emergence of Family Care Agreements in an Ageing World” and Dr Terry Fitzsimmons – “Hands Up for Gender Equality” Tuesday 12th November 2019 1:45 pm for 2pm to 5 pm […]
Join economic Security4Women (eS4W) and enhance the conversation on “What impacts economic and financial security for all women in Australia” with: AFA Inspire, Australian Graduate Women, Queensland Graduate Women Gold Coast, Sue Graham, Multicultural Communities Council Gold Coast, Dr Kerry Bodle, recipient of Griffith University Indigenous Outstanding Alumni award 2019 and Pip Coore on “The […]
Understanding how global agreements impact on policy and legislation in Australia
NGO CSW/NY has created an online Orientation video series for those who are new to CSW. A new video covering different topics will be released every week. These videos contain helpful information, advise, and how to instructions to prepare you for CSW62.
Five of the National Women’s Alliances have mapped our domestic advocacy priorities against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The result is this fact sheet.
In preparation for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 62nd Session (CSW62), the National Women’s Alliances are holding 2 Webinars.