Our Members

Equality Rights Alliance is Australia's largest network of organisations with an interest in advancing women's equality. Our members include:

  • 2020Women is an Australian feminist organisation established to promote the equality of women by recognising and celebrating women's choices and aspirations, and by sharing stories and experiences, building the capability of women to make their choices with resilience and confidence.
  • Aboriginal Legal Rights Movement is an independent Aboriginal community controlled organisation governed by an all Aboriginal Board. The Board of 10 members is appointed from Aboriginal communities from metropolitan and country centres across South Australia.
  • Amnesty International Australia (National Women’s Rights Team) - Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people campaigning to protect human rights. We have a vision of a world in which every person enjoys all of the rights stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights standards.
  • Australasian Council of Women and Policing is working to improve policing for women.
  • Australian Baha’i Community – Office of Equality - The Baha'i Faith is an independent world religion that was founded in 1844 and has been present in Australia since 1920. We work to advance the equality of women and men as part of our efforts to help build a global civilisation based on justice, peace and collective prosperity.
  • Australian Centre for Leadership for Women - the vision of the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women is to empower women to develop their own style of leadership based on a combination of their individual strengths and an understanding of leadership theory and practice.
  • Australian Council for International Development Gender Equity Working Group shares information on gender equity work and advocacy events and promotes the use of gender indicators, audits and accountability frameworks and training in these areas.
  • Australian Federation of Graduate Women is the national voice of graduate women, promoting the advancement of women worldwide and their equality of opportunity through initiatives in education, friendship and peace.
  • Australian Reproductive Health Alliance promotes public support for enhanced reproductive and sexual health in Australia and internationally, and promotes the advancement of the status of women and girls. 
  • Australian Federation of Medical Women - the voice of Australian medical women advocating for, and supporting, the health and welfare of our local, national and international communities.
  • Australian Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement aims to promote and legitimise the academic area of study relating to mothers and motherwork. They work to obtain funding to conduct seminars, conferences and to establish a maternal scholarshipo reserach centre.
  • Australian Womensport and Recreation provides leadership and a voice for women and girls in sport, physical activity  and active recreation, to enable their full participation.
  • Australian Women's Health Network is the peak organisation for women's health in Australia. AWHN is a not-for-profit network run primarily by volunteers to maintain and advance a national voice on women's health through advocacy and information sharing. AWHN is an umbrella organisation for State and Territory Women’s Health Networks, and other national organisations which embrace its objectives and philosophy.
  • Catholic Women’s League of Australia is an organisation dedicated to upholding the dignity of women through education and encouraging their participation in social and public life.  The CWLA promotes the spiritual, social, cultural and intellectual formation of women.  CWLA also advocates for the respect of human rights with a particular focus on women and children.
  • Children by Choice provides counselling, advocacy, information and education services on sexual and reproductive health and unplanned pregnancy. Children by Choice is a pro-choice, all-options, unbiased service advocating for better laws, policies and access to reproductive health services for Queensland women and their families.
  • Enlighten Education run in-school workshops for young women that help them  develop self-esteem and resilance. Enlighten partners schools in supporting teen girls to find their own voice and confidence.
  • FECCA Women’s Committee is the national peak body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. FECCA provides advocacy, develops policy and promotes issues on behalf of our constituency to government and the broader community. FECCA supports multiculturalism, community harmony, social justice and the rejection of all forms of discrimination and racism. 
  • Fitted for Work is a service committed to helping long term unemployed and disadvantaged women obtain work, maintain employment and ultimately achieve financial independence.
  • Girl Guides Australia is committed to enabling girls and young women to grow into confident, self-respecting, responsible community members. 
  • Homebirth Australia is a group of consumers and midwives committed to ensuring the survival of homebirth as a birth option for Australian women, with the overall aim of public funded homebirth across the country.
  • Human Rights Law Resource Centre promotes and protects human rights in Australia.  Human Rights Law Resource Centre contributes to the alleviation of poverty and disadvantage, and the promotion of equality and fair treatment. The Centre achieves this by undertaking a strategic combination of policy advocacy, litigation, education and capacity building.
  • Immigrant Women's Speakout Association NSW is the peak advocacy, information/referral and research body representing the ideas and issues of immigrant and refugee women in NSW.The Association also undertakes community development projects and provides direct services including in the areas of domestic violence and employment, education and training. Speakout is a community-based organisation, managed by women of non-English speaking background. 
  • International Women’s Development Agency is an Australian not for profit organisation that creates positive change for women and their communities. For 25 years, IWDA's practical and rights-based projects directly address poverty and oppression in developing countries.
  • JERA International is a not-for-profit organisation that promotes Justice, Equality, Rights and Access to bring about positive change for women. JERA works in Australia, the Asia Pacific Region and internationally to promote positive action to achieve gender equality. JERA uses a practical and rights-based approach to directly advance women’s participation in policy discussions and change.
  • Jessie Street National Women’s Library is a specialist library, collecting material about women and women's issues. It is self-funding and dependent largely on membership subscriptions, donations and fundraising events to meet its running expenses. It is staffed by volunteers, many of whom are professional librarians, who willingly give personal attention to users and their needs.
  • Migrant Women’s Lobby Group of South Australia
  • Multicultural Women's Advocacy ACT is a group of culturally and linguistically diverse women who have settled in the ACT region. MWA advocates, exchanges information, and cooperates with other community groups and government agencies to address access and equity issues to enable all CALD women to achieve their full potential. 
  • National Association of Services Against Sexual Violence is the peak body for organisations who work with victim/survivors of sexual violence and who work to prevent sexual violence.
  • National Council of Churches of Australia Gender Commission was established in recognition of the ongoing struggle of women and supportive men within the various church traditions and structures to develop inclusive models of community, education and ministry. The Commission has developed out of the awareness that the role and place of women in society and Church is often limited by oppressive structures.
  • National Council of Jewish Women of Australia - with a focus on service and philanthropy in both Australia and Israel, NCJWA is unique in Australia today, in that no other Jewish women’s organisation in this nation has a comparable mission.
  • National Council of Single Mothers and Their Children has advocated for equity of opportunity, financial security, safety and access to legal and human rights for single mothers and their children for over four decades.
  • National Council of Women of Australia is a national non-government umbrella organization with broadly humanitarian and educational objectives, which seeks to raise the awareness of women to their rights and responsibilities as citizens and to encourage the participation of women in all aspects of community life.
  • National Foundation for Australian Women is dedicated to promoting and protecting the interests of Australian women and ensuring that the aims and ideals of the women’s movement and its collective wisdom are handed on to new generations of women.
  • National Union of Students (Women’s Department) - the National Union of Students (NUS) is the peak body for higher education students in Australia. NUS is the national voice on all student related issues. It is made up of almost all campus student organisations in Australia, and representations over 600,000 students. NUS makes sure that students need and interests are known by governments, the media and the wider community. Through the year NUS organises campaigns around the issues that matter to students.
  • Older Women's Network Australia is a community based self-help organisation that promotes the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women. OWN Australia is a federal peak body formed by State representatives of OWN groups across the nation.
  • Project Respect is a non-profit, feminist community-based organisation that aims to empower and support women in the sex industry including women trafficked to Australia.
  • Public Health Association of Australia (Women’s Special Interest Group) - PHAA provides a forum for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and information on public health. The Association is also involved in advocacy for public health policy, development, research and training.
  • Public Interest Law Clearing House (VIC) Inc is an independent, not-for-profit organisation which is committed to furthering the public interest, improving access to justice and protecting human rights. PILCH does this by facilitating pro bono legal services to Victorian individuals and organisations in need, and by undertaking law reform, policy work and legal education.
  • Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia is a leader in shaping the sexual and reproductive rights and health agenda nationally and internationally. The vision of SHFPA is that all people enjoy safe and respectful relationships and are afforded their sexual rights.
  • Soroptimist International is a world wide organisation for women in management and the professions working through service projects to advance human rights and the status of women. Soroptimists work at all levels of civil society, local, national and international, and are involved with a wide spectrum of women's concerns.
  • Sisters Inside is an independent community organisation, which exists to advocate for the human rights of women in the criminal justice system, and to address gaps in the services available to them. Sisters Inside work alongside women in prison in determining the best way to fulfil these roles.
  • UN Women Australia - UN Women Australia is the National Committee for UN Women in Australia and is one of 18 National Committees including the US, UK, Sweden and Canada. The National Committees support UN Women through membership programs, raising public awareness of gender and development issues and fundraising for UN Women projects around the world.
  • Union of Australian Women is a national organisation formed in 1950 to work for the status and well being of women in a peaceful and environmentally safe world. We seek to improve the lives of women through focussing on issues of equity and social justice. We also highlight the often hidden role of women in Australian society, particularly women's contribution to its economic, social, cultural and political life.
  • United Nations Association of Australia Status of Women Network - UNAA offers you the opportunity to be involved in the wide range of issues that confront the United Nations and Australia: from human rights to peacekeeping, from greenhouse gases to clean water. Not only is Australia an active member of the United Nations, but this country's Federal, State and Territory laws are, in many cases, part of Australia's international obligations. UNAA gives you a chance to be heard.
  • VIEW Clubs of Australia is a national, self-governed women's organisation with 20,000 members in close to 400 communities. As a valued part of The Smith Family, VIEW members help give disadvantaged children the step up they need through education to achieve their goals as adults.
  • Victorian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Coalition works collaboratively with refugee and migrant women’s organizations and groups to meet the objectives and goals of those groups and their constituents.
  • Women in Engineering Australia has a vision that engineering becomes an inclusive profession which values supports and celebrates the contributions of women in the engineering team.
  • Women on Boards is the leading advocate for improving gender diversity on Australian boards. We work to improve women's access to, and opportunities to be selected for, board positions in ASX listed & private companies and in the public unlisted (NFP), Government, sport, rural and community sector.
  • Women with Disabilities Australia is a national voice for the needs and rights of women with disabilities and a national force to improve the lives and life chances of women with disabilities.
  • Women’s EquityThink Tank operates as a think tank network to identify, connect with, resource and activate interested feminists who want to make a political difference.
  • Women’s Electoral Lobby is a feminist, non-profit, self-funded, non-party political, lobby group founded in 1972. WEL is dedicated to creating a society where women’s participation and potential are unrestricted, acknowledged and respected and where women and men share equally in society’s responsibilities and rewards.
  • Women's Environment Network Australia is an organisation that seeks to amplify women's voices for the environment.
  • Women’s Information Referral Exchange (WIRE) is the only Victoria-wide free generalist information, support and referral service run by women for women. 
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom empowers women to work for peace and justice in every Australian state and territory, and in 45 countries around the world.
  • Women’s Legal Services Australia is a national network of community legal centres specialising in women’s legal issues. Member centres regularly provide advice, information, casework and legal education to women on family law and family violence matters. We have a particular interest in ensuring that women experiencing domestic violence are adequately protected in the family law process, and that disadvantaged women, such as those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women with disabilities and rural women are not further disadvantaged by the process. Women's Legal Services Australia can be contacted via email to wlsa AT clc.net.au
  • Working Against Sexual Harassment was established in 2000 as an independent group of women's organisations formed to address and reduce the spiralling 700% increase in sexual harassment reported in Victoria over the last ten years.
  • YWCA Australia is the national association of YWCAs in Australia and is part of the World YWCA movement. We are a women-led organisation that achieves positive change by providing advocacy, programs and services for women, families and communities.
  • Zonta International District 24 has 27 clubs across NSW and ACT undertaking service projects and advocacy to advance the legal, political, professional, economic, educational and health status of women.

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Welcome new ERA member!

Equality Rights Alliance welcomes our newest member - Zonta International District 24. We are very excited to bring the work of ERA to Zonta and its 27 clubs across NSW and the ACT.

Zonta District 24 will be represented at ERA by Carolyn Evans, Nicola Davies and Mary Jane Mahoney. Please make them feel very welcome.

ERA now has 56 members - an amazing range of organisations coming together to advocate for gender equality, women’s leadership and policy responses that support  women’s diversity. We hope you have some time to look through the websites of our fabulous members and learn about the great work of women's advocates in Australia. As Australia's largest organisational network of women's advocates, we're making women's voices loud!

Welcome new ERA members!

ERA is pleased to welcome our new members: Australian Motherhood Initiative for Reserach and Community Involvement (AMIRCI) and Women's Environment Network Australia (WENA). We know our wembers will make ERA representatives Dr Joan Garvan, Dr Lisa Raith and Vivienne Muller from AMIRCI and Jo Tenner from WENA feel most welcome!

ERA now has 56 members- quite a strong voice for women's advocacy in Australia. Remember to peruse our website here to keep up with ERA activities- along with the now  900 subscribers to the website!

Welcome to new ERA members - Enlighten Education & SHFPA

ERA extends a very warm welcome to our newest members- Enlighten Education and, Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia (SHFPA). We're proud to be able to work with these two wonderful organisations. Enlighten Education is represented at ERA by Dannielle Miller and Christina Elias, and SHFPA is represented at ERA by Naomi Knight.

ERA now has 54 members - an amazing range of organisations coming together to advocate for gender equality, women’s leadership and policy responses that support  women’s diversity. We hope you have some time to look through the websites of our fabulous members and learn about the great work of women's advocates in Australia. As Australia's largest organisational network of women's advocates, we're making women's voices loud!