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Single mothers take fight to the UN

Posted on: Wed 27 Mar 2019

In March, mother-of-three Juanita McLaren travelled from Melbourne to New York to address the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

She made the trip to raise concerns over Australia’s treatment of single mothers, after lodging the first complaint by an Australian under the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination.

Juanita spoke alongside Cassandra Goldie from ACOSS, Philip Alston, the Human Rights Council’s Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, and Terese Edwards from the National Council of Single Mothers and their Children.

Terese joins Lisa Burns and Ross Womersley on Small Change to discuss why they made the journey to the UN and the status of single parents in Australia.

Produced by Lisa Burns

Image supplied and approved for use by SACOSS

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