International Women's Day 2023 - tackling women's issues

08 Mar 2023

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Churchill Fellows are contributing to the advancement of women’s issues in Australia, empowering them in the workplace and promoting economic empowerment. As we celebrate International Women’s Day, it is vital to acknowledge the significant progress made by women and recognise the countless achievements that have been made to create a more equitable world.

Churchill Fellows continue to play a crucial role in addressing gender-based violence, improving women’s health and reproductive rights, and supporting women entrepreneurs through research on access to financing, training, and mentorship programs. Their commitment to promoting gender equality is an inspiration to all, and their work has a significant impact on women’s lives worldwide.

Adam Davey, CEO of the Winston Churchill Trust, highlights the significance of Churchill Fellowships’ efforts towards women’s issues, saying “We are inspired by the range of women’s issues addressed through Churchill Fellowships, reflecting our strong commitment to prioritizing and advancing women’s issues.”

“Churchill Fellowships have enabled women to advance areas and issues of interest that are specifically focused on women.”

Just a few of the recent Churchill Fellowships for women by women include:

Susan Carland, to explore practical strategies for countering Islamophobia

Danielle Mazza, to reduce inequities in access to medical abortion through better integration into primary care

Jennifer Kulas, to investigate innovative housing models for women

Estelle Grech, the Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to explore how to design better cities for women and girls through urban planning and design

Mary Leaker, to gain insights into the impact of new domestic violence criminal offences on women’s safety

Rebecca Glen, to explore service responses to women experiencing or escaping domestic financial abuse

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For nearly 60 years, the Winston Churchill Trust has flown talented Australians around the globe to pursue their passion and bring their knowledge home. Churchill Fellows are people from all walks of life and all sectors; the arts, science, health, agriculture, and beyond. The breadth of topics for Churchill Fellowships are limitless. Thinking about applying for a Churchill Fellowship? Applications are now open until 1 May 2023 5.00pm AEST. Read more about becoming a Fellow here.

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