SEP 2023

Gender Matters with Minns’ Government First Budget

WEL welcomes the Gender Equality Budget Statement and the Minns’ Government’s commitment to gender-responsive budgeting... however, "Much more needs to be done to affect changes to poor housing outcomes, particularly for those on low incomes, including women,”' WELNSW Acting Convenor Dr Jane Bullen.

Read the release HERE 

WEL Representatives met with the CEO of Children by Choice

WEL Representatives met with the CEO of Children by Choice Daile Kelleher, and CEO of Women's Health NSW, to discuss a strategy for promotion of key recommendations of the Senate Committee Report Ending the Postcode Lottery: Addressing Barriers to sexual, maternity and reproductive healthcare in Australia.

The meeting agreed that key areas to advance were a National telephone Reproductive Services Hub; mapping of services and the creation of pathways for sexual and reproductive healthcare with clinical and priority guidelines for service providers. 

Western Sydney Women say YES to the Voice in Blacktown

Earlier this month Women’s Electoral Lobby NSW and Immigrant Women’s Speak Out Association held a Voice Referendum forum, convening a panel of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, community leaders and legal experts.

Read the report of the event and watch the video HERE.

Catch up Victoria Women's Trust panel discussion ‘Women For Yes’ campaign launch

Catch up on this panel discussion recorded at the ‘Women For Yes’ campaign launch (Sunday 13 August 2023, Athenaeum Theatre, Naarm). Featuring proud Wotjobaluk and Dja Dja Wurrung woman Belinda Duarte (CEO, Culture is Life); Maria Dimopolous AM (Chair, Safe + Equal); Ilona Lee AM (Project Director, Shabbat Table Talks); and Prof. Fiona Stanley AC (Epidemiologist, Child and Family Health Specialist), moderated by Alana Johnson AM (Co-Founder, Voices for Indi).

Watch HERE

WEL congratulates Women's Legal Service on 40 years!

WEL congratulates Women's Legal Service NSW on 40 years of support for women in NSW. Women’s Legal NSW has stood by women on the big issues of gender justice, from abortion law reform, to presenting strong legal arguments against those who still try to chip away at our hard won rights. Thank you!

Watch the 40th Anniversary Timeline HERE 

Royal Australian Historical Society Online Lecture - The ‘Girls’ Who Made Australia Laugh

Hundreds of Australian women graced the popular stage in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Despite the racism, sexism and other cruelties of vaudeville, it gave them space in which to live unusually public lives, and sometimes to test conventional ideas about how women should behave. Their stories speak to the treatment of women in earlier times. But they also show what is lost to our culture and our history when imported entertainments are permitted to overwhelm local artists and their work.

Former documentary filmmaker, television producer and chief executive of Film Australia, Sharon Connolly is the speaker for this event.

Date & Time: Wednesday 4 October 2023 @ 1 pm – 2 pm

More info and registration HERE

Plan Australia - Gender Compass

Gender Compass is a first-of-its-kind research project which segments the broader Australian public into six groups according to their beliefs, policy preferences and behaviours in relation to gender equality.

The unique segmentation analysis was conducted on data gathered through an online survey of 2,522 Australians aged 16 years and over conducted in mid-2023.

More information and to download the Plan Australia Gender Compass Report HERE.

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