These girls have a plan to recognise the great ‘forgotten’ women of Canberra

Publish Date
10 June, 2018

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We’re thrilled that young women in Canberra are leading change through the Lilac Foundation.

The girls have already reached out to the National Capital Authority, which manages land in the parliamentary zone, about the idea and gained the support of Australia’s peak women’s network, the Equality Rights Alliance.

Manager at the alliance Helen Dalley-Fisher said one of the saddest things about discrimination was the way it obscured women’s contributions.

“So it’s really great to see young women reclaiming that history and searching for those kinds of heroes that we need,” she said.

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