Understanding how global agreements impact on policy and legislation in Australia
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
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.
Ministerial Statement: “Supporting women to participate in the workforce is an economic and social priority for the Turnbull Government — it’s good for women, families, business and our economy.” Click the image to learn more…..
The National Women’s Alliances invite you to a day of updates and strategic planning, covering – Wednesday 26 April – AHRC in Sydney
The CSW61 Agreed Conclusions were adopted on Friday 24 March. While the Conclusions are far from the full, feminist vision for women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work the final text does offer promise and direction.
is critical to women’s economic empowerment #CSW61
Loren Days reflects on what we can carve out at CSW61 in the current global political climate.