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Exhibitions

  • From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra

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CAPOW! (1992 - )

Coalition of Australian Participating Organisations of Women

From
1992
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupations
Women's organisation

Summary

CAPOW! is a networking coalition for women's non-government organisations (NGOs) in Australia Since its foundation in 1992 at a WEL national conference CAPOW! has played a major role in developing cooperative ventures and mechanisms across the women's movement. It held twice-yearly face-to-face meetings for this purpose.

CAPOW! helped coordinate NGO forums to facilitate submissions to the federal government and the United Nations World Conference on Women in Beijing, (September 1995). It has since worked to follow up the commitments made by the Government and NGOs at Beijing, and continues to encourage womens' NGOs to make submissions to the government.

By 1996 the CAPOW network linked more than sixty national women's organisations and served to improve information flow and coordination of advocacy in international as well as domestic spheres.

Sources used to compile this entry: From Lady Denman to Katy Gallagher: A Century of Women's Contributions to Canberra, Australian Women's Archives Project, February 2013, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/ldkg.

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Related Events

  • National Women's Round Table (1994 - )

    Until 1996, CAPOW! organised a pre-Round Table meeting. Due to loss of government funding to CAPOW! in 1996, Canberra-based national women's organsiations have organised these pre-Round Table meetings.

    Date: - 1996

Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Records of the Women's Constitutional Convention, 1997 - 1998, MS 9230; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Clare Land

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National Foundation for Australian Women The University of Melbourne, eScholarship Research Centre

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