- University club/society
- Alternative Names
- Australian Federation of University Women Inc. (previous name, - December 2009)
- LPO Box 8334 * Australian National University CANBERRA ACT 2601 AUSTRALIA firstname.lastname@example.org
The Australian Federation of University Women (AFUW) was formally established at the inaugural conference held in Sydney in September 1922. It is an umbrella organisation for the state-based Federations of University Women and provides a means for national organisation of these bodies.
Amongst other things, the activities of the AFUW have involved the setting up of committees for special projects, the lobbying of Government departments, the presentation of submissions to Government and the holding of conferences, originally biennially but now triennially. The AFUW also administers a number of fellowships, which are awarded to further the studies of successful applicants. Over the years, the AFUW has been involved in a number of important issues relating to the education and employment of women. Activities have included campaigns to obtain equal pay and equal employment opportunities for women and to eliminate discrimination against women in both education and the workforce.
In December 2009 the AFUW changed its name to the Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. to better represent the broadening of the organisation's membership parameters.