Tag Archives: WIRE Women’s Information

Older women and homelessness: 7.30 report

The 7.30 report did a great report  last week highlighting how vulnerable women, especially older women are to homelessness. Too many women are homeless. Lack  financial opportunity and unequal pay has its part to pay in rendering women homeless.  View 7.30 Report for more details.

Older women and homelessness


Women in Super: Open letter to the PM ‘Please prioritise low income earners’

Read Women in Super’s open letter to the Prime Minister urging the coalition to prioritise funding of the Low Income Superannuation Contribution (LISC). WIRE Women’s Information, Economic Security4Women,the ACTU and over 50 other prominent signatories from the superannuation industry, business, academia, women’s organisations, and policy and community groups have signed the open letter.

WIRE: Free course for women who want to know more about how gender impacts economic security and what you can do about it.

You and Money: Free 5-wk course for women (starts Thurs 24/10) Places limited.

5 Thursdays 11am – 1pm | Starts 24 October 2013 |WIRE 372 Spencer St, West Melbourne

Rather walk over hot coals than talk about money? 

If your answer is YES, you’re not alone and this course is for you! 

Join us for this FREE independently-run jargon-free and judgement-free course just for women over 5 weeks.

Numbers are limited to 10 so book early and don’t miss out!

In this 5-week course you will:

  • Identify realistic financial goals and develop a plan to meet your goals
  • Learn about credit cards
  • Get tips on how to save for things that are important to you
  • Learn about superannuation
  • Discover how being a woman affects you financially throughout your life and what you can do about it

5 Session dates: Thursdays 24 & 31 October and  14, 21 & 28 November 2013
Time: 11am to 1pm
Venue: WIRE 372 Spencer Street, West Melbourne

Download You & Money Flyer

Book online: www.trybooking.com/DQNL

All women are welcome! 
For details please contact WIRE on (03) 9348 9416 (option 2) or email inforequests@wire.org.au


WIRE Women’s Information asking for you to share your story on sexism

For women to have the same economic opportunities as men sexism must be addressed. Follow the links if you want to share your story with WIRE .

Tell us your story! #CallOutSexism

  • When did you first realise that you were treated differently because you are female?
  • What are some ways we can call out sexist behaviour in our daily lives?
  • What have you done that works? Or hasn’t worked?
  • How did your experience make you feel?

Sharing your personal story will encourage others to reflect on their own experiences with sexism. Naming sexism is an important first step. By discussing sexism openly we can better support each other and share ways we can stop violence, abuse and discrimination against women.

WIRE is inviting  all women living in Australia to share their personal story or experience with sexism. #CallOutSexism

In particular when did you first realize you were treated differently because you are female?http://www.wire.org.au/calloutsexism/