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New report encourages philanthropic funders to invest in initiatives such as g-oz to change the trajectory
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Girls from Oz is thrilled to be included in the new research report commissioned by Australians Investing in Women (AIIW), ‘Changing the Trajectory: Investing in women for a fairer future’. g-oz is featured as an example of effective philanthropic investment; supporting young women affected by COVID-19 and young women most vulnerable to the long term effects on their career prospects and future economic security. The report, prepared by Equity Economics, looks at the impact of COVID-19 on women’s employment with…

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National Community Leaders raise awareness as well as important funds
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We extend a warm and sincere thank you to the 2021 national AGC g-oz Community Leaders for their efforts in supporting and raising valuable funds for the organisation this year. Collectively, our national leaders helped to raise over $9300. This will cover the cost for flights and insurance for nine girls from…

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g-oz dodges border closures to visit communities in time for end of year concerts
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g-oz has been fortunate to connect with three of our communities this Term, to help out with the end of year concerts. The past two weeks has seen eight Instructors visit Carnarvon Community College, Lockhart State School and Halls Creek District High School to help present their end of year shows. Ultimately,…

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Give the gift of change this Christmas
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Did you know you can donate to Girls from Oz this Christmas? Here’s the impact you can have by giving to Girls from Oz: $20 – Covers one participant’s involvement in a week-long Community Program $50 – Pays for a Travel Program participant’s visit to a theatre show $100 – Pays for five girls’ participation in a professional dance workshop as part of our Travel Program $500…

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Halls Creek champion turns Carnarvon Instructor
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With over a decade of program delivery to four regional Australian communities, Girls from Oz is privileged to have experienced the talents, time and energy of Instructors from many backgrounds. We are lucky to have Instructors who connected with us when we began in 2007 still involved today, volunteering their time and talent when they can around other priorities. We have recently had one very special case…

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Halls Creek.. what is the next phase for g-oz?
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After a highly successful decade of delivering programs to local girls and young women in Halls Creek, we’re looking to the next generation of girls and young women in the community who can be inspired and educated through g-oz, leading to educational, vocational and employment outcomes. We plan to soon launch a formal and bespoke training and mentoring program for young women in Halls Creek with school-aged…

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Happy 14th Birthday Girls from Oz – A look at how far we’ve come
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October 12, 2021 is Girls from Oz’s 14th birthday. The g-oz story is one of opportunity, education and engagement. It weaves together the stories of girls and women from across Australia to create a tapestry of connections that will last lifetimes. In 2007, after years of dreaming, Girls from Oz was founded. Between 2007 and 2008, as the shape of g-oz was forming, we delivered a small…

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g-oz features in new Westpac Helpers social media campaign
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Girls from Oz is proud to have an established and rewarding relationship with the Westpac Foundation. This year, and for the past four years, we have been generously backed by the Westpac Foundation, receiving five Community Grants to the total value of $50,000. With this support we have been able to continue to empower Indigenous girls and young women in remote Australian towns. In 2017 we celebrated…

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Why investing in women and girls is so important
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Countless conversations with community leaders and Aboriginal and Islander Education Officers (AIEO) make clear the fact that multigenerational role-modelling is highly valued by the Girls from Oz communities, particularly by women. Studies also indicate that women have a particular tendency to lead improvements in the health and wellbeing of their families and communities, and act as catalysts for social change. Accordingly, investments in programs like g-oz which…

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Respect Sisters.. A friendship spanning decades and the birth of g-oz in Halls Creek
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“I’ve got a friend..” These were the words Wendy MacGibbon said to long-time friend of AGC Founder and g-oz Founding Director, Judith Curphey, over a phone call and is how the Girls from Oz program in Halls Creek was born. Judith and Wendy met at school in Perth in the early 1940s and have been firm friends across the years – despite living in different countries for…