Advocacy

Frances Pennington of Victorian Graduate Women greets overseas visitors to the 1956 AFUW Conference in Sydney.  The conference pressed for a greater role for Australia in the Pacific.  Courtesy National Archives of Australia.

Frances Pennington of Victorian Graduate Women ( on the right) greets overseas visitors to the 1956 AFUW Conference in Sydney. The conference pressed for a greater role for Australia in the Pacific. Courtesy National Archives of Australia.

Graduate Women Victoria works to promote the protection and extension of women’s rights in the public arena, especially women’s rights to access education and its benefits.

Within Victoria we regularly approach the State Government on matters relating to women’s rights. A central concern has been the need for properly funded and regulated Vocational and Educational Training (VET). For some recent examples of our activity see Local Advocacy.

At a national level we work through the Australian Federation of Graduate Women. Motions discussed at the most recent AFGW included a resolution from Graduate Women Victoria advocating government action on the education of children in out of home care. For examples of national action see National Advocacy.

International advocacy is achieved through the International Federation of University Women and its links to the United Nations. For examples of international action see International Advocacy.

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