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The Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association (AWGSA) is the peak body representing researchers, academics and students of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies in Australia. The objectives of the organisation are:

  • To promote the teaching, study, and research of women’s and gender studies in Australia.
  • To be a national voice on women’s and gender studies issues.
  • To promote links with other international feminist organisations and associations.

AWGSA is involved in a range of activities each year. We sponsor feminist scholarly and activist events and make submissions to both Governments and Universities supporting women’s access and opportunities and feminist pedagogy. A key activity of the organisation is the AWGSA Biennial International Conference; these conferences are hosted by women’s and gender studies departments and centres across Australia.  We encourage members to send in details of their latest publications offering a repository of Australian feminist scholarship.

The Australian Women’s and Gender Studies Association acknowledges the traditional owners of the land upon which we live and work. Sovereignty has never been ceded.