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Catholic Women's League Australia Inc. (1928 - )

From
1928
Braddon, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Occupations
Social action organisation
Alternative Names
  • Australian Council of Catholic Women (former name, 1928 - 1975)
Website
http://www.cwla.org.au/
Location
Favier House 1 Ballumbir St Braddon, ACT 2612. Tel: (02) 6201 9825 Fax: (02) 6230 6070 Email: cwlanational@ozemail.com.au

Summary

The Catholic Women's League Australia (CWLA) was established in 1975. It evolved from the Australian Council of Catholic Women, which began in 1928. Its major objectives are to enable women to participate more effectively in working for and building Christianity by promoting the spiritual, cultural, intellectual and social development of women. It aims to foster ecumenism and inter-faith dialogue and provides a national forum for the voice of the Catholic Women's League Organisations in Australia.

Details

The member organisations comprise CWL South Australia Inc., CWL Western Australia Inc., CWL Tasmania Inc., CWL Victoria/ Wagga Wagga, Inc., CWL Queensland Inc., CWL NSW Inc., and CWL Canberra/Goulburn Inc.

The CWLA is affiliated with the United Nations (UN) on a Roster Status. It is able to attend the UN meetings and conferences accredited to the UN as an observer. The CWLA conveys matters of social justice and issues relevant to women and the family to the Federal, State and Local levels of government.
It also works with the World Union of Catholic Women's Organisations, National Council of Women, Commission for Australian Catholic Women and the Office of the Status of Women.

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Archival resources

Catholic Women's League Australia Inc.

  • Catholic Women's League Australia Inc. records, 1975; Catholic Women's League Australia Inc. (1928 - ); Catholic Women's League Australia Inc. Details

Rosemary Francis

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