ERA's Young Women's Advisory Group (YWAG) is made up of ten young women and non-binary people (aged 30 and under) from across Australia, working together to bring young women and non-binary people's perspectives and experiences to ERA's advocacy and driving research and advocacy projects relevant to the lives of young people of marginalised genders.
YWAG's current focus is on strengthening sex education in Australia through their project: Let's Talk: Young Wom*n's Views on Sex Education. Let's Talk captures and amplifies the voices and experiences of young women in relation to sex education in order to improve comprehensive sexuality and respectful relationships education in the national curriculum. You canfind YWAG's reports from the 2015 survey here and here.
YWAG has regular input into ERA's advocacy and policy positions, participates in our policy work groups and develops papers for ERA's projects. YWAG is an excellent opportunity for young women, cis women, trans women, non-binary and trans-femme identifying people to access training and experience in policy and advocacy.
Most recently YWAG commissioned eight young women to create artwork on an issue important to them as part of a small project, Platforming Young Artists. This project was supported by Youth InterACT. You can check out all the artworks on YWAG's Facebook and Instagram, @ywag.era.
YWAG's previous work includes the curation of the feminist blogging site Settle Petal and a campaign to promote positivity around body image for young women.
Looking for more information on Let's Talk 2019, or interested in getting involved with YWAG? Contact Matilda Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org.