We’re building a people-powered movement in Australia.
About the activist network
We’re building a people-powered movement here in Australia to hold government and corporations to account, and to stand in solidarity with women around the world who are demanding a fairer and more equitable world.
ActionAid Australia’s Activist Network is driven by a dedicated group of volunteers who organise events and campaign actions, bring new people into the movement, and build their leadership skills along the way. We know that to create the gender equality and justicethat women are fighting for around the world we need everyday people to get involved and take action.
Sign up to join the activist network!
Ways to get involved
Sign up to volunteer with the activist network, browse upcoming events and trainings near you, or explore the resources available to help you on your way.
Our Activist Network is made up of local ActionAid groups around the country. Local groups meet regularly to organise events and campaign actions.
Everyone is welcome to join and have access to these supportive, feminist spaces that offer ongoing trainings and leadership opportunities. Email [email protected] to be put in touch with your local group, or fill out the sign-up form. There may not be a local group in your area yet, but we are constantly expanding across the country – so we’d love to hear from you!
See what activists are doing in their communities to address the structural drivers of inequality for women living in poverty and exclusion around the world.
Let's talk about climate justice
Our ActionAid Australia group in South West Sydney works in partnership with Sydney Alliance’s Voices for Power initiative and in February the group co-hosted an event on climate justice. 60 people attended the event and heard from climate experts, poets, performance artists and activists.
On the 26th and 27th of June 2018, a group of ActionAid Australia activists from around the country descended on Parliament House to meet with 18 local MPs and Senators. Together, activists were successful in getting 15 politicians to pledge their support for a human rights watchdog that would provide access to justice for women living in mining-affected communities.