For 50 years, WEL has been advocating for equality and justice for all women. We carry out important research and campaign to knock down the barriers that hold women back from a life of dignity, safety and independence.
WEL is proudly reformist and always ambitious. Through passion, determination and strategic thinking, we have won many significant policy changes and law reforms to make life better for women everywhere. We are not for profit, non party political and independent. We are able to continue our work and campaigns for equality thanks to the generosity of people like you, our members and supporters.
Learn more about how WEL has been making women count over the past 45+ years in this short film.
WEL supports the Uluru Statement from the Heart and will walk with Aboriginal women and men into a future where all people’s human rights are protected and racial, cultural, social, economic and educational equality is secure.
WEL recognises and acknowledges the profound injustices experienced by Indigenous Australians from invasion and colonisation and which continue today. Truth-telling means that we identify the full extent of these injustices and listen to Aboriginal people to understand their ongoing impact on the lives of Indigenous Australians
It is time for all Australians to listen and support – VOICE, TREATY AND TRUTH.
A VOICE to Parliament is an opportunity for the Government to make policies with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rather than for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
WEL supports the campaign for constitutional change so that an Indigenous Voice to Parliament is enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
WEL supports yes in the referendum.
WEL acknowledges and pays respect to the Traditional Owners and Elders past and present across Australia, with particular acknowledgement to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. It is upon their ancestral lands that the WEL NSW office is located.