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The NSW Teachers Federation Women's Program was established in 1975 when the Federation received a grant from the Whitlam Government as part of its commitment to women in the United Nations International Year of Women. The Federation's first Women's Officer was Gail Shelston and the program was called "Women's Activities Program". The program was established as an affirmative action program designed to encourage and support women to become active in the Federation and to counter sexism in education across the board. At the 1976 Annual Conference a decision was made to continue the Women's program with a full-time coordinator, whether or not the Federation was able to obtain further Federal Government funding.
The Federation Women's Program has come a long way in promoting Women's activism within the Federation and broader union movement since its inception.
As part of the Women's Program the Federation holds an annual Women's Conference, conducts Trade Union Training specifically for women, runs the Anna Stewart Program and has a full time coordinator.
Women's Coordinator - Charmaine O'Sheades
Phone: 1300 654 369 or (02) 9217 210
2013 Women’s Conference – Women Campaigning for Change
Charmaine O’Sheades, Women’s Coordinator
The theme for the 2013 women’s conference ‘Women Campaigning for Change’ is very apt given that 2013 is gearing up to be a year full of campaigning. The role women have to play in campaigning for change should not be underestimated and this year’s conference will not only provide women with the skills need to actively campaign for change but also the inspiration. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Ged Kearney, President of the ACTU, who will no doubt share her insight into what makes a successful campaign.
As is tradition there will be variety of workshops covering a broad range of topics for conference participants to take part in.
When: 9am Saturday 6 April
Where: NSW Teachers Federation Auditorium, 37 Reservoir Street, Surry Hills
Who: Women’s conference is open to all women who are financial members of the NSW Teachers Federation. The NSWTF provides funding for:
*one delegate from each of the schools teachers associations
*five delegates from TAFE teachers association
*one delegate from the Corrective Services teachers association
*five delegates from the Aboriginal members roll
Associations are encourage to fund additional delegates to attend where practicable.
Federation Women's Program
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