Our platform is built on the importance to women of Participation, Representation and Non-discrimination and all our policy statements grow out of these fundamental rights.  We add to our policy papers regularly and encourage you to check out this page from time to time to keep up to date on what we are saying to the individuals and bodies that make the decisions that affect us all.

Every day, women worldwide are standing up and speaking out.

But when you do two-thirds of the world’s work, receive 10 per cent of the world’s income and own 1 per cent of the means of production, sometimes you have to let people know. Women are still the largest discriminated against group in the world. No matter where you live or work women near you are still denied their full rights both under the law and in practice. 

Our campaigns focus on ensuring women everywhere understand their rights, know where to get information and support, have access to resources that to enable them to take action against discrimination of all forms, while driving greater accountability in society, business, industry and government.

Learn more and get involved today.

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Our activities support 
one overarching goal: 

to work with business,
and communities at all 
levels to enhance the 
status of  women in 
the world of work.

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Paid Parental Leave

In December 2016, BPWA made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs Legislation Committee Inquiry on the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016 entitled 

Setting the argument right – short term vs long term economic benefits of Paid Parental Leave

BPWA submission SenateCommittee PPL Dec2016 final.pdf

Equal Pay Day 2017

BPW is Addressing the Australian Gender Pay Gap and encourages all the CEOs and Company Directors to start taking one step in the right direction this year!  

Download now our free eBook full of strategies, case studies and actions that you can take right away. We would like to hear from your organisation and any actions taken in closing the pay gap.

Leadership Summit Policy Updates

Summaries from the policy workshop leaders provide an indication of the outcomes of the quick update sessions and capture the value of the hard work that went into these sessions at the Leadership Summit on 9 May, 2105.  A full report of the Leadership Summit will be provided to members. Click below.
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The Global Compact 

The UN Global Compact is a strategic policy initiative used by organisations around the world. It asks companies to embrace, support and enact, within their sphere of influence, a set of core values. Read more...

Say No to Domestic Violence 

Each November BPW has a special focus on stopping violence against women and children, or better still, preventing violence altogether.  This is driven by November 25th, White Ribbon Day, a campaign that encourages men to wear white ribbons, making their stand to stop violence against women.  Read more...

Economic Security for Women

BPW Australia is one of the founding NGOs of economicSecurity4Women (eS4W) – one of four National Women’s Alliances funded by the Office for Women, Department of Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaCSIA).  Read more...

Women's Empowerment Principles 

Launched by the United Nations Development Fund For Women, the Women’s Empowerment Principles-Equality Means Business suggests seven steps for companies to take to empower women in the workplace and the market place. Read more ...

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