Preferred Donor Funds
The Agnes Robertson Education Fund was established by Business and Professional Women Australia to be available to assist girls and women to continue their education in any field and at any time. Visit the BPWA website at www.bpw.com.au
Casting for Recovery (CfR) ACT aims to enhance the quality of life of women, who are recovering from breast cancer, through the therapeutic sport of fly fishing, within a supportive environment at weekend retreats. The CfR program is open to all women who have experienced breast cancer, of all ages and and stages of recovery, at no cost to them. This innovative program has attracted endorsements from medical and psychosocial experts.
Given that a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer each day of the year in the ACT, there is a large pool of women, who could benefit from this program.
For more information on CfR ACT see www.castingforrecovery.org.au
or follow us on Facebook Casting for Recovery.
Criterion Institute is a non-profit think tank dedicated to expanding what is seen as possible for using finance to create transformative social change. Over the past decade, Criterion has played a central role in defining the field of gender lens investing globally and is now working to build our work and our impact in Australia. Criterion is particularly focused on equipping Australian women’s rights organizations with an ability to influence how impact investing and gender lens investing can advance gender equality and women’s rights across the country. As part of our work, we have been engaging Australian partner organizations in a $1 trillion campaign to leverage the power of finance to address gender-based violence.
Fair Agenda is an independent community advocacy organisation working to bring about a fair and equal future for women. We believe in a world where all women have thefreedom, opportunity and security they deserve; and we want to remove the barriers that stand in the way of this. We know Australians believe in a fair go, and so we’re working to help them take action in moments when fair has fallen off the agenda. Whether it’s by adding their voice to a petition, meeting with people in their community, sharing their story with a CEO, or helping get a television ad on the air – we will work to help people around the country come together to drive change.
The Heroines Festival celebrates and promotes the talents of women writers who write women’s stories. With a particular focus on speculative and historical fiction, the festival program’s theme is “finding our past, imagining our future.” The festival’s aim is to bring together a program of women authors who have dived into our record and brought back the lost stories of women’s lives; reclaiming, restoring, and reimagining women’s history; and, at the same time, women writers who are creatively imagining the future of women in fictive worlds.
Holroyd High Fund for Refugee Girls furthers the education of young women asylum seekers and refugees in Australia. The initial focus is on girls at Holroyd High School in Western Sydney.
Pamela Denoon was National Coordinator of WEL from 1982-84. She actively lobbied for women’s rights in Canberra during the 1980s and established by bequest the NFAW and the Pamela Denoon Trust. An annual lecture is held in Canberra in her memory.
Parlour provides a ‘space to speak’ for women in architecture. It seeks to expand the spaces for women in architecture, while celebrating those who already contribute in diverse ways. Parlour research and scholarship provides serious analysis and a firm evidence base that demonstrates the need for change. Parlour resources offer practical guides to facilitate moves towards a more equitable and robust profession, with opportunity for all.
Parlour’s aims are:
to promote gender equity in architecture
- to develop advocacy programs and resources based in independent, rigorous research
- to provide a vital space for the discussion of gender equity in architecture and publish informed opinion and generate debate and discussion
- to develop and strengthen networks and communities of interest around the issue of gender equity in architecture
- to celebrate women active in the profession, and to provide opportunity and profile for the many women working successfully in architecture.
The Politics of Social Change (POSC) Foundation works to redress women’s inequality and disadvantage, and to inspire people to become agents of social change. We do this by celebrating women working inside and outside Parliament to change women’s lives in Australia from the 1970s onwards. We will tell their stories in a series of publications to be circulated online and in print. Our first publication focuses on the political life of feminist, socialist Ann Symonds. A Labor Party member of the NSW Legislative Council from 1982 until 1998, she worked for decades to redress women’s inequality and disadvantage. Ann Symonds’ story shows how she operated as an effective agent of social change. The POSC website www.politicsofsocialchange.org.au will provide updates on the work of the Foundation.
Reproductive Choice Australia is a coalition of organisations and individuals who are interested in ensuring that women’s reproductive rights are protected and enhanced in Australia.
Reproductive Choice Australia advocates for the promotion, maintenance, extension and improvement of access to the full range of reproductive health care services, including but not limited to :
- all forms of contraception including emergency contraception
- medical and surgical abortions
- evidence based, unbiased information and counselling in relation to pregnancy options
- respect for women’s bodily autonomy
- unhindered medical decision-making
- appropriate legal frameworks governing abortion
Reproductive Choice Australia was established in 2005 and receives no ongoing funding. It relies on donations and all activity is done on a voluntary basis. www.reproductivechoiceaustralia.org.au
Women for Election Australia (WFEA) is a non-partisan organisation providing practical support and networking opportunities for women seeking to enter or further a career in politics. WFEA’s training programs inspire women to consider a career in Australian politics; equip women with the tools and techniques to get elected; and sustain women to achieve their highest potential in elective office. Increasing the numbers of women in parliaments globally has resulted in significant legislation supporting women and families, from tackling violence against women and girls, to pay equity, child care, parental leave and gender parity on corporate boards.
Contact: Jenny Morris, Chair email@example.com
WEL NSW is the New South Wales branch of the Women’s Electoral Lobby, Australia. The Women’s Electoral Lobby is a national, independent, non-party political, feminist lobby group that for over 40 years has worked tirelessly to improve the position of women in society. WEL NSW focuses on lobbying, campaigns and activities across NSW. Current work includes improving financial security for women and campaigning to end violence against women.
Jozefa Sobski, Convenor, WEL NSW 8 Victoria Street, Newtown, NSW 2042
Founded in 1915, the Women’s International League for Peace & Freedom (WILPF) empowers women to work effectively for peace and justice in every Australian state and territory, and in 45 countries around the world.
WILPF women stand for:
Political solutions to international conflicts
The promotion of women to full and equal participation in all society’s activities
The respect of fundamental human rights and the right to development in a sustainable environment
Economic justice within and among states
Elimination of racism and all forms of discrimination
Janette McLeod (Treasurer)
Web site: www.wilpf.org.au