Don’t make me use my feminist voice!

They have two things in common: a belief in gender equality and a desire to change the world.

The rules are simple: play nice, feminism is not a monolithic concept and disagreements will happen.

Welcome to ERA’s Young Women’s Advisory Body and their rockin’ website Settle Petal.

The Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) set up the Young Women’s Advisory Group to ensure young women’s perspectives are included in every ERA project.

Formally WomenSpeak, ERA is managed by YWCA Australia and builds on the work of WomenSpeak, focusing on women’s equality, diversity and leadership.

WomenSpeak was launched in 2001 as a national non-government network of women’s organisations and women’s advocates. It supported and strengthened the voices of many different women, and advocated for gender equality.

In 2010 it became the ERA, one of six National Women’s Alliances, funded by the Federal Office for Women. Members are non-government organisations and social enterprises with a focus on the impact of policy or service delivery on women.

Now the largest network advocating for women’s equality in Australia, ERA is your one stop shop for connecting with a range organisations (over 50!) working to achieve a range of goals.

It recently worked with these organisations to campaign effectively around the budget, is calling for the Australian Government to strengthen legislative protections against gender-based discrimination and is supporting the Australians for Affordable Housing (AAH) Campaign.

ERA’s aim is to see young women’s voices included in the broad range of important work that it’s member organisations do.

Emma Davidson, ERA Project Coordinator says part of this incudes the Alliance working to develop the skills of its young women through the Group.

Settle Petal is one of the first initiatives of the group, providing a place where young women can publish their views and talk about their feminism.

The site brings together political commentary, personal stories, social commentary and responses events and ideas from a feminist perspective.

The idea is to provide a safe and respectful place to foster conversation and debate among young women around feminism and its future and they want to know what you think!

“We’re always looking for more contributors to Settle Petal – we want young women’s writing, either to contribute articles or to give us feedback,” says Emma.

So if it’s about feminism or feminists they want to hear from you. Email era.settlepetal@ywca.org.au with your ideas today!

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2 Responses to “Don’t make me use my feminist voice!”
  1. I’m not sure she’s meant to be, but the finger is damned sexy! Thanks, L.

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