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Zelda’s work as a progressive woman will continue to live on

"I hope it’s neither too cute nor impertinent to say that Zelda was my elder. Not in a familial sense, of course, and not just on the obvious score, in that she was older than me. I mean in a spiritual sense. Zelda was a leader, an authority figure, and I looked up to her, from a reverent distance." Dr. Clare Wright gave this speech at Zelda D'Aprano's Memorial on the 23rd March 2018.

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Brand New Sub-fund Built Across Generations
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Brand New Sub-fund Built Across Generations

For the first time in our history we have a mother daughter duo, Prue and Liz Brown, establishing a Sub-Fund with the Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust. Prue and Liz see that providing women and girls with education and opportunities is the key to making sure they have the best chance to reach their full potential. In establishing a Sub-Fund, they have taken their commitment to the next level, supporting  the next generation of young African-Australian women and girls.

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Zelda D’Aprano was a feminist trailblazer

Zelda D'Aprano was known for her decades of activism for the rights of women. She chained herself to the Commonwealth building in 1969 to protest pay inequality, refused to pay the full tram fare (because women were not paid a full wage) and spoke out against injustice. Here she is in conversation with VWT Board Member Leena van Deventer in 2017.

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