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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…

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Westpac Foundation supports Girls from Oz for fifth time
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Girls from Oz is delighted to have been awarded a 2021 Westpac Foundation Community Grant to support and empower Indigenous girls and young women in remote Australian towns. $1.25 million has been awarded to over 100 organisations across the country who provide education, training and employment opportunities to people who need it most. Over the past four years g-oz has been generously supported by Westpac Foundation five…

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2021 Annual Giving Circles campaign success
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2021 Annual Giving Circles Campaign success Each year, since 2015, we’ve set and exceeded targets and this year we’ve totally smashed the aim of raising #50fortheirfuture. We are thrilled that we not only made it to our $50,000 target, but thanks to all of our generous donors, we raised the incredible grand total of $109,128! More than doubling our target is a true testament to the dedication…

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g-oz Board thrilled to welcome Catherine Liddle as Director
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g-oz welcomes Arrernte/Luritja woman from Central Australia as Board Director… Catherine Liddle has been a leading advocate in upholding the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on a national, regional and local level. A journalist by trade, Catherine’s motivation has always been to drive change that leads to positive outcomes and options for First Nations people. Throughout her career, Catherine has held senior management positions in…

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g-oz Board excited to welcome Jaru and Gidja woman, Carolyn McAdam
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“We need our young girls to be our leaders, to share their stories, to have a voice, to challenge the things that are unfair and unequal.” – Carolyn McAdam Over the past twelve years, a range of people have contributed to the growth and development of Girls from Oz. As we move into the next phase, we welcome Sheila O’Sullivan to the role of Co-Chair. Sheila has…

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g-oz Alumni Inspires Young Girls of Halls Creek
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g-oz Alumni Inspires Young Girls of Halls Creek When we began our Community Program delivery to Halls Creek in 2010 we met Sophia Gumpoltsberger, an energetic and enthusiastic g-oz participant from day one. Highlights of Sophia’s time with us include: Meeting Dame Quentin Bryce AC DVO who was the Governor-General at that time and visited Halls Creek at our invitation in May 2010, Participating…