Women's March becomes largest single-day protest in historyVote
American women lead the Women's March in the wake of President Trump's inauguration.
New forums on women's rights take off in Asia PacificVote
In 2017 we saw women's rights forums lauching across the Asia Pacific, including the Pacific Feminist Forum and the We Rise Coalition Forum in Fiji, the Jiwaka Women's Forum in Papua New
Family Court grants young trans people access to hormone treatmentVote
The Australian Family Court rules that young people experiencing gender dysphoria can legally able to undergo hormone treatment.
United Nations adopts resolution to protect those with diverse sexual and gender identitiesVote
In a landmark decision, the United Nations Human Rights Council apponts an independent expert to investigate how they can protect against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation, an
Timor-Leste doubles the number of women Village ChiefsVote
Timor-Leste's village election doubles the number of women Village Chiefs – 21 women were elected. Many more women were elected Hamlet Chiefs or women’s representatives to Village Councils.
Solomon Islands pilots the first mobile counselling services for womenVote
IWDA partner Family Support Centre launches a mobile counselling service based in rural communities that will service more of the country than ever before.
The first Australian-Myanmar MP mentoring program launchesVote
IWDA collaborated with Akhaya Women in Myanmar to match aspiring and newly elected women politicians with Australian mentors who have spent their careers in politics.