International Advocacy

Submission to the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women

Graduate Women Victoria is represented nationally and internationally by the National Women’s Alliances of Australia. For more information about the¬†Alliances and to see their recent submission to the UNCSW, see here.

Promoting the education of girls globally

Our international organisation, Graduate Women International, announced on June 13th that GWI has been chosen by the Brookings Institute to serve as the secretariat for a global network of people identified as champions of girls’ education, supported by advocates such as Michelle Obama and Sophie Trudeau. For more information about this prestigious and significant intervention, see here.

Fighting violence against women

In March 2013, Graduate Women Victoria member Irene Axup attended the 57th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women which was devoted to the prevention of violence against women and children. Here is her report on the event.

Defending lifelong education

In July 2013, Graduate Women Victoria wrote to the Secretary General of the United Nations, arguing the case for promoting the universal human right to education. The letter is here. The response, written in August 2013, is here.

Promoting secondary and science education for girls

International Federation of University Women delegates to the 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women have been specially charged with promoting access for girls and women to secondary education and education in maths and science. Read on.