Who We Are

Learn about the 20 year history of Equality Rights Alliance, from our beginnings as WomenSpeak in 2002.

Watch our Herstory here.

ERA, the herstory…

Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) is Australia’s largest network advocating for women’s equality, women’s leadership and recognition of women’s diversity. We bring together 61 non-government organisations and social enterprises with a focus on the impact of policy or service delivery on women.

ERA started life as WomenSpeak, a national non-government network of women's organisations and women’s advocates which operated from 2001 to 2010.

Equality Rights Alliance is one of six National Women’s Alliances. We are funded by the Commonwealth Government’s Office for Women and are led by YWCA Australia

ERA believes the advancement of women and the achievement of equality are matters of fundamental human rights. We advocate for gender equality, women’s leadership and government policy responses that support women’s diversity. Using a range of methods to consult and engage with women in Australia, ERA works to bring the voices of women from diverse life situations to policy makers.

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