We believe that the first step to ending global gender inequality is to educate and upskill our young people to tackle it in their own local, national and international communities.
Established in 2013, the One Woman Project is one of Australia's fastest growing, youth-led, not-for-profit organisations. We are dedicated to providing quality education about global gender equality through our educational seminar series, engagement events, in-school programs, public awareness campaigns, Rural Roadtrips and annual festivals. We are passionate about the impact that young people can make in their local, national and international communities.
Find out about our values and beliefs as an organisation below.
What do we value?
We believe in equality, but we also understand the importance of intersectionality, inclusivity and accessibility within the movement, and consider this in all that we do.
We are action-orientated and we get work done. We take initiative, learn from our mistakes and we lead by example. We take action to create change.
We are passionate about feminism and gender equality, and are excited to shape the future of the feminist movement. We undertake all the work we do with enthusiasm, action and passion.
We strive to continually improve. We embrace feedback and understand that continuous learning is part of the feminist journey.
We do not back down at the first challenge. Using our creativity and innovation, we workshop solutions and persist. We are eager to educate and support all on their feminist journey.
We are accountable and responsible for the work we do and aim to ensure it is high quality, intersectional, accessible and inclusive.
SELF-CAre and care for others
We exercise self-care and encourage others to do the same. We are empathetic towards others and their circumstances.
We respect those we engage with and trust our team, our speakers, our guests and our partners to execute their roles in line with our values.
What do we believe?
We are an intersectional feminist organisation in all that we do (from our events through to our recruitment).
We acknowledge that societal change cannot come without structural change, and an individual can only do so much against structural barriers. We fight against such structural barriers as colonialism, sexism, racism and capitalism, amongst others.
The One Woman Project is based on stolen Indigenous land and all feminist work from this place must work against the ongoing structures of settler colonialism. Globally, the feminist movement must be anti-colonialist and not participating in or promoting white saviourism.
Feminist work must be anti-homophobic, anti-biphobic, anti-transphobic and anti-heteronormative. The fight for rights for the LGBTIQA+ community is a essential part of the feminist agenda.
We unequivocally fight for the rights of trans folk who are an essential part of the feminist movement. We do not tolerate any practices which exclude trans women, trans men, intersex or non-binary/gender-fluid folk.
We are a sex worker inclusionary organisation. Sex work is work and feminists must fight for decriminalisation of sex work and the right for safe workplaces for sex workers.
The feminist movement must be accessible, and fight for accessibility. Disabled people and people with a disability must be actively included in feminist work, and we must recognise the ongoing contributions of these activists.
Feminism must be anti-racist and actively fighting against white supremacy. It must always prioritise the voices and needs of women and folk of colour, particularly First Nations people, who are founders of feminism and continue to be leaders in our movement.
We welcome and support people of all religious backgrounds. Where religion has been used as a tool of patriarchy we support the disruption of anti-feminist interpretations.
We are pro-choice. Abortion is a form of healthcare that should be free and accessible for all people of all genders.
Men can be feminists, however their actions must be informed by an acknowledgement of privilege and a commitment to using their access to support pro-feminist social and structural change. Furthermore, not all men are cis-gender and men can have diverse lived experiences they bring to the feminist movement.
We are abolitionist feminists meaning that we desire a world beyond prisons, punishment and incarceration. We commit to working towards a world in with strong communities, which are built upon the pillars of gender, racial and social justice.
The principles of feminism instruct that we must fight for climate justice. In fighting for action on climate change the voices and needs of those most greatly affected by ecological crisis must be prioritised.
We acknowledge that we have inherited these principles and values from a history of other feminists and marginalised folk, whose work is rarely properly acknowledged.