Advocacy and Action

Graduate Women WA

Graduate Women WA is a group of women committed to improving the educational outcomes for women in WA.  The organisation has a long history of involvement with Australian Graduate Women, which in turn is a National Affiliate of GWI.  Graduate Women WA was founded in 1923.

Graduate Women WA represents and advocates the views of graduate women in Western Australia and responds to local issues of importance.  Through our relationship with AGW and GWI members can contribute to National and International debate and activities.

Locally, Graduate Women WA provides a fora for networking and support among graduate women.  Through our activities we promote life-long education.  One of our major endeavours is empowering women through educuation.  Annually we provide several scholarships to support Western Australian girls and women, particularly candidates completing postgraduate research degrees.  In 2004, we hosted the 28th GWI International Conference in Perth for graduate women representing 72 countries.

Graduate Women International (GWI)

Graduate Women International (GWI) was founded in 1919 as the International Federation of University (IFUW) and is a worldwide, non-governmental organisation of women graduates. 

GWI provides a global voice for graduate women through consultative status on United Nations' committees UNICEFECOSOCILO and UNESCO.  GWI forms an international network of women working for advancement through advocacy, empowerment and the delivery of enabling programmes.  GWI members collectively use their expertise to effect change at all levels.   They provide leadership and collaborative interdisciplinary approaches to issues.  The focus of GWI is the status of women, education, the environment, peace and human security.  GWI has members in 100 countries, and there are 60 National Affiliate (NA) organisations including Australian Federation of Graduate Women (AGW).

Australian Graduate Women (AGW)

The Australian Federation of Graduate Women is a respected voice consulted for opinion on National issues, in particular the status of women, education and human rights.