Australian NGO Coalition Submission to the Human Rights Committee

Australia’s compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is a newly released report to the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee. The report has been prepared by a coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) from across Australia and is intended to inform the Committee’s sixth review of Australia during its 121st session in October/November 2017. The report includes an analysis of the issues associated with the rights of children.

To download the full report, follow this link.

What Makes A Not-For-Profit ‘Well-Run’

From our many years working in the not-for-profit sector, we often hear the phrases ‘we are a well-run organisation’or ‘we only support well-run not-for-profits’. Indeed, when the Packers launched their $200m philanthropic fund, one of the three criteria to apply was that you had to be ‘well-run’. 

ReachOut-Online Mental Health Support for Young People

ReachOut is Australia’s leading online mental health organisation for young people and their parents. Our practical support, tools and tips help young people get through anything from everyday issues to tough times – and the information we offer parents makes it easier for them to help their teenagers too.

NSW Anti-Bullying Website

The NSW Anti-bullying Strategy brings together evidence-based resources and information to support NSW schools, parents and carers, and students to effectively prevent and respond to bullying. The website includes useful information and resources for educators, parents, carers and students. Click here to visit the website.

Have your say in the first ever multicultural youth census

Did you know multicultural young people make up at least one-quarter of all Australian youth? And yet very little is known about their needs. MYAN NSW, Melbourne University and our partners across the country are conducting the first ever multicultural youth census to give multicultural young people a voice. The census aims to find out more about Australia’s multicultural young people, what they value and their vision for the future. Click here for more information.

A call to action-to all Love Bites Communities

Since 2006, NAPCAN’s partnership with community agencies have spearheaded the development and delivery of respectful relationship education in Australia through our Love Bites program.

Our shared belief that an integrated, community led approach to bring about generational change in attitudes and behaviours to prevent relationship violence has seen Love Bites scale like no other program of its kind.

What we know is while some communities have managed to develop an embedded sustainable approach, others struggle with uptake and funding issues. Barriers to implementation range from cultural issues with schools, sustainable funding in local communities and movement of skilled workforces.