Roundup: International Women’s Day, stock for Wesley volunteers, disability discrimination, Rayward Lodge, common vision

Roundup: International Women’s Day, stock for Wesley volunteers, disability discrimination, Rayward Lodge, common vision

‘Enough is enough’

The message by UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet on International Women’s Day encapsulated a rallying cry for this year among gender advocates: to end discrimination and violence against women and girls.

Generous donation helps those in need

The Lenzo family made one last magnanimous gesture following the closure of their IGA store last year. It opened the doors for the last time to let volunteers from Wesley Mission pick up $10,000 worth of stock.

Premier opens aged care facility

Wesley Mission has opened its newest aged care facility in Carlingford with 74 beds added to the orgsnisation’s Rayward Lodge site. The construction will include a 14 bed dedicated dementia unit.

Violence a major issue on International Women’s Day

In the view of Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, International Women’s Day provides an opportunity for us all to stop and reflect on the fact that every country in the world, including Australia, tolerates violence against women.

Ecumenical launch for ‘The Church: Towards a Common Vision’

A major ecumenical statement on the nature and purpose of the church, the broadest ever created, has been launched by the World Council of Churches in Geneva.

Disability Discrimination Act anniversary

Disability rights activists have celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act coming into effect.

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