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Everything we do is made possible through the generous support of women and men, who share our passion for positive social change and gender equality.

Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director

Events

Breakthrough 2016 | Melbourne

Breakthrough is a two-day event bringing together big ideas and powerful women and men to the fore; mapping out how we can accelerating the pace of change. It’s a chance to come together and revel in the lives, stories and wit of women. At Breakthrough, you’ll hear from Australian and international thought leaders. We’re talking innovators in social change, experts in their fields and pros at putting equality on the table. We’ll deep dive into issues and find out where we are today, gather momentum as a group, and plan our pathway forward.

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Here She Is

Here She Is-Directory of Women is our directory of 400+ successful women with a range of backgrounds, disciplines, and professional expertise.

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Paradox Of Service

In 2009, we published a research and discussion paper, ‘The Paradox of Service', lifting the lid on the mistreatment of former religious women when they left their orders.

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

Credit Where Credit Is Due was a tribute to the minority government led by Julia Gillard, Australia's first female Prime Minister.

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A Switch In Time

A national publication calling on the restoration of respect to Australia’s democracy and untangling the sexist and gendered attacks on Australia’s first female Prime Minister.

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Be The Hero

Be The Hero! is an innovative, web-based violence prevention program for young men. It has been conceived, designed and produced by the Victorian Women’s Trust.

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Ordinary Women Extraordinary Lives

The publication ‘Ordinary Women, Extraordinary Lives’ was created in conjunction with the touring exhibition in 2001 to capture everything and more of the wonderful insights into the lives of these women.

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Women's Anthem

‘Love and Justice’ is a women’s anthem composed by Kavisha Mazzella in 2008 and gifted to women everywhere.

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Watermark

Watermark Australia was an innovative response to years of below average rainfall and dams running low.

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Purple Sage

The project revolved around a community dialogue in a thoughtful deliberation of the key issues and the actions they could start to think about taking to address these issues.

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Business Matrix

Business Matrix sought to remedy the situation which women were faced in the culture of the nineties, as small businesses floundered, and assistance for women in business, was lacking.

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