The National Women’s Alliances’ Chairs and Program Managers’ mini forum in Canberra last week was a good opportunity to share achievements, workplan activities and work together on collaborative projects across the Alliances, including preparing for CSW57 and planning Parallel Events.  Preparing for CSW57?  Click here to see the latest from the NGO Committee on the Status of Women.  Applications for Parallel Events close Monday 17 December.

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January 2013


  • 18- 20  February 2013: The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC)’s inaugural Conference being held  in Canberra


  • 21 March 2013: Australian Women’s Coalition is calling young women between 18 – 30 years who live, study or work in Auburn, Bankstown, Liverpool or Coffs Harbour NSW, or in Canberra, ACT to be a part of SHOUT!  A series of three free workshops will run in each location, complemented by an online network of support and skills-sharing and a local network of participants and AWC member organisations. The workshops will culminate in community events on Harmony Day next year, . Find out more here
  • 28-30 April 2013: The Australian Migrant and Refugee Women’s Alliance (AMaRWA) will be holding a 2 day national conference: Stand Up!  Eliminating All Forms of Violence Against CALD Women, supported by AWAVA.  Put it in your diary!
  • ‘Miss Representation’ Screening Tour: Women in Film & Television (WIFT) NSW are planning a series of screenings of ‘Miss Representation’ across Australia in 2012/13. If you are interested in hosting a screening of this film in partnership with WIFT NSW please email them


  • 4-15 March 2013: 57th Session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW57), New York, priority theme: Eliminating and prevention all forms of violence against women and girls