Public healthcare. Parental leave. Anti-discrimination laws.
These things were won by activists. Specifically, women activists. Like you.
It would be great if we could say we were done. But we've barely started. Our workplaces are unsafe - we experience violence and discrimination. We're disrespected - paid less and denied leadership. We are denied equality.
But what if you could help change that? What if you could make the world a better place by simply joining Organise For Equality?
We are building a movement, and that will take a lot of work from everybody.
To make real change - the kind of change that can't be swept under the rug when the news cycle moves on - we need distributed, organised women campaigning together.
Distributed organizing activates a network of self-starting supporters/campaigners in multiple locations, which can spread across geographical boundaries, interests and cultural groups. It draws on the initiative and energy of volunteer organisers to start groups and lead teams.
That is, we're setting up chapters. In Australia's early feminist circles we had "consciousness raising" meetings, where women would come together face to face to share their experiences, be truly heard and take action together. These days our meetings might have to be over zoom, but they'll be no less meaningful.
We have the resources to skill up activists to lead their own chapter of women, taking action in a multitude of ways. And we have the people - union activists on the front lines.
Distributed and diverse, but connected
Through this distributed model, we tap the talents and the experiences of a broader diversity of activists than can usually be engaged through centralised, in-person campaigning. Women with caring responsibilities, women in regional areas, women who work shift work or who speak languages other than English. Our activists can organise their communities with cultural sensitivity, in ways that are accessible and make sense. They can run actions on their terms. Our diversity is our strength. Our solidarity is our power.
The idea of activists taking charge of their own tactics might sound chaotic, but we are united by a single vision and a shared DNA.
Because our diversity is our strength - we welcome women of all age, size, colour,
race, sexuality, identity, religion and culture. We include all women, cis and trans and we recognise the many non-binary folx who share our experiences.
If you’re not about equality for all women, and if you’re not interested in organising our workplaces and our economy to value all women, Organise for Equality is not for you.
How Can I Help?
We need you. Here’s how you get involved.
So, what are you waiting for? Get involved.
To make real change - the kind of change that can't be swept under the rug when the news cycle moves on - we need distributed, organised women campaigning together. This isn't just another loose online network - we're serious about organising.
The first step to getting involved is to Join The Campaign.
On a Join The Campaign event - a zoom meeting with other women joining the campaign - you'll learn all about our central strategy and how we can win big change together.