BPW Australia congratulates Australian and New Zealand Police Commissioners for their joint stand on the prevention of violence against women and children. In a meeting at the Australian Parliament yesterday, ten commissioners urged cultural change and a focus in the community on the links between sexist attitudes and the acceptance of violent behaviour. Governor-General Peter Cosgrove said the show of unity from the police commissioners demonstrated that the days of keeping quiet were over. Read More
BPW Australia congratulates Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick on winning the Australian Financial Review/Westpac Woman of Influence 2014 award. Elizabeth has worked actively for gender equality throughout her career and her work at the Australian Human Rights Commission has produced significant government and community focus on access to child care, parental leave and the treatment of pregnancy in the workplace, issues that are so critical to sustaining Australian women’s equal place in the workforce. Read more.
BPW is offering a fantastic opportunity to one of our members. BPW Australia has partnered with the National Gender Equality Assembly over the past few years and we are doing so again in 2015. The Assembly will be held at Rydges World Square, Sydney, on Friday, 30 January 2015. Read the program attached at the end of this article, outlining an impressive line up of speakers offering some thought provoking views. …Read more