Work /

Australia

Our work in Australia seeks to support women and girls who are experiencing disadvantage to be safe, thrive and contribute to a just and prosperous society. We focus on individuals facing complex and unique forms of disadvantage, where gender intersects with race, age and remoteness.

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We concentrate on First Nations women and girls, older women, refugee and migrant women and girls, and women and girls living in rural Australia.

In Australia the Foundation works across four interrelated themes /

Economic advancement 

Domestic & family violence


Homelessness

Criminal justice system

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Credit: Jes Linsday

Our current focus areas in Australia are /

One

Holistic support services in Sydney for women in crisis and their children

We support organisations in Sydney that assist women and children experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or the impacts of the criminal justice system. We aim to ensure women receive comprehensive support including housing and employment help, mental health support, substance abuse assistance, parenting programs, and financial literacy.

Two

Access to legal services across Australia for the most vulnerable women

We will fund legal services across the country to ensure vulnerable women can access the help they need. Our focus is on women escaping domestic violence, at risk of homelessness, or facing prison due to lack of proper legal representation.

Three

Community-led initiatives in Northern Australia driven by and for First Nations women and girls

We acknowledge the challenges in Northern Australia and aim to support innovative organisations and communities that are shifting the dial for First Nations women and girls. Our goal is to foster positive change and create a more equitable society.

Partner spotlight /
Australia

Two Good Co.

Through the creation of beautiful, high-quality food and products, Two Good Co. support, empower and employ women with lived experience of domestic violence and homelessness, hiring the women from the shelters they donate to and empowering them to re-establish their self-belief and independence.

Our partnership with Two Good Co. helps to support women and girls who are experiencing intersecting disadvantage to be safe, thrive and contribute to a just and prosperous society. We invite you to learn more about their incredible work by visiting their website.

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Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group

Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group was founded twenty years ago, united by the vision of a compassionate Australia where people seeking refuge and asylum are treated with justice and compassion. Run entirely by volunteers, Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group offers friendship and practical support for refugees and people seeking asylum.

Their work supports refugees to thrive, not just survive as they develop their own skills, activities and businesses, educate the community about refugee issues, and advocate for just and compassionate policies at all levels of government.

We are proud of our partnership with Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group, and encourage you to learn more about their work by visiting their website.


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