Understanding how global agreements impact on policy and legislation in Australia economic Security4Women’s e-paper looks as why it is important to understand the role and impact of International Agreements on National Policy in Australia Introduction Australia is a representative democracy founded under the values of: freedom of election and being elected; freedom of assembly and […]
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
Watch NGO CSW/NY’s New CSW62 Orientation Series! 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. We are releasing our fifth video […]
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 which demonstrates how the Sustainable Development Goals cut across the work and advocacy of five of the National Women’s Alliances and highlights the intersections across the work of the Alliances. The […]
In preparation for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 62nd session (CSW62) the National Women’s Alliances are holding our annual Women’s International Engagement Forum on 19 October 2017 at Australian Human Rights Commission, Level 3, 175 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000 10am—4pm RSVP : Keli McDonald at firstname.lastname@example.org by 13 October 2017 CSW62 Priority Theme: […]
In preparation for the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women 62nd Session (CSW62), the National Women’s Alliances are holding 2 Webinars.
Have your say on Challenges and Opportunities in the empowerment of Rural women and girls.
Abstract Submission is Now Open The Program Committee invites you to submit an abstract for consideration for inclusion in the 2017 FECCA Conference Program. All abstracts for inclusion as a presentation will be reviewed by the Committee. Please note there are limited spaces available for presentations. Before submitting an abstract please read the instructions for […]
closes 16 August 2017 – “Celebrate. Reflect. Advance: Challenges and Possibilities for Multicultural Australia – visit – http://fecca2017.com.au/registration/
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…..