2021 Virtual Members Gathering

The Equality Rights Alliance is hosting a virtual 2021 members gathering between Monday, 15 February 2021 and Monday, 22 February 2021.

Over its 18-year history, ERA has evolved significantly in response to a range of different challenges and changes in the world around us. As we move towards our 20th anniversary in 2022, it’s time to take stock and consider ERA’s future role in a changing world of intersectional feminism. This online members gathering will give us the space to think creatively about our purpose and set the framework for our next three years of work.

The gathering is organised in three-parts:

  1. Imagining feminist futures workshop with International Women’s Development Agency (Mon, 15 Feb 2021, 9.30am – 1:30pm)
  2. Members Discussion – Values and Purpose of ERA* (Wed, 17 Feb 2021, 9:30am – 1:30pm OR Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 1:30pm – 5:30pm)
  3. Members Discussion – Goals and Priorities of Future ERA Work (Mon, 22 Feb 2021, 9:30am – 1:30pm)

*’Members Discussion – Values and Purpose of ERA’ will be held twice to accommodate members in different timezones.

We strongly encourage all our members to attend all three sessions of the gathering to ensure that our future work accurately reflects your organisation’s needs.

If you have not yet RSVP’d to attend the meeting, please contact Helen at era@ywca.org.au ASAP.

The full agenda will be available shortly on this page.

Relevant documents for the meeting

Pre-reading for the members meeting

As this gathering will focus on the future direction of ERA, we have put together a list of resources to help all participating members to focus your thinking on current and emerging trends in feminism. While you might not have time to follow every link, we strongly encourage you to check out areas which are new to you or outside your normal area of expertise.

  1. Gender Equality and Class and Economic Segregation
  2. Gender, Race, and Colonialism in Australia
  3. Women Experiencing Disability in Australia
  4. Women and Age
  5. Women, Girls, and Diversity in Rural, Regional and Remote Australia
  6. Gender Diversity
  7. The Future, Feminism, and Future Feminism

Gender Equality and Class and Economic Segregation

Gender, Race, and Colonialism in Australia

  • Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices)‘, Australian Human Rights Commission | An extensive report on strengths, challenges and aspirations for change identified by our First Nations women and girls.
  • The journey of health and wellbeing‘,Aboriginal Health Policy Directorate at the Department of Health Western Australia | A 10 minute animated video which describes Aboriginal people’s experience of multi-generational trauma from colonisation to the present day.
  • Indigenous Femicide and the Killing State‘, Deathscapes | This case study collection explores the structural discrimination of the intersection of gender, colonialism and racism experienced by Aboriginal women in Australia. Warning: contains images of and references to Aboriginal women and girls who are deceased. Also contains case studies describing physical and sexual violence against women.
  • Intersectionality‘, Harmony Alliance | Australia’s migrant and refugee women’s alliance hosted a series of intersectionality discussions on power, privilege and colonialism. Features Harmony Alliance’s Intersectionality Position Statement and links to three panels.

Women Experiencing Disability in Australia

Women and Age

Women, Girls, and Diversity in Rural, Regional, and Remote Australia

  • Rural Proofing‘, National Rural Women’s Coalition | By rural proofing, we can embed the needs and interests of rural people, communities and businesses in the development and implementation of all policies and programs.
  • Rural young people and their communities’, Student Wellbeing Hub | Watch this video by young gender diverse people from small country towns recounting challenges they faced about their sexuality and relationships.
  • Rural Women with Disability; COVID-19 Webinar‘, National Rural Women’s Council | Organised by National Rural Women’s Council and Women with Disabilities Australia, this webinar invites 3 inspiring women with disabilities living in rural areas.
  • Rural Settlement: Positive Stories of Migrant and Refugee Women’, National Rural Women’s Council | The National Rural Women’s Coalition and Migration Council Australia present a webinar on the positive stories of migrant and refugee women in rural Australia

Gender Diversity

The Future, Feminism, and Future Feminism

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