Australian Federation of Graduate Women Inc. (AFGW)
Formerly known as the Australian Federation of University Women Inc., AFGW is the national voice of graduate women working through initiatives in Education for the advancement and wellbeing of women and girls. We link women across Australia through our State and Territory Associations (STAs) and local branches to work in friendship, cooperation and understanding with each other and the network of women graduates worldwide.
Through Graduate Women International – formerly International Federation of University Women (IFUW) we work with women graduates across all cultures, all fields of study, all professions and all generations to empower women and girls through lifelong education for leadership, decision-making and peace. AFGW Inc. number circa 600 members in all state and territories. New South Wales and Queensland also have active branches, each with its own activities. Some STAs and branches hire academic regalia for graduation ceremonies, to raise funds for our generous fellowships, grants, and bursaries.
Dr Madeleine Laming is currently a member of Graduate Women Western Australia. She has been President of Graduate Women Victoria twice and the national Convenor of Higher Education. In 2010 she was a member of the IFUW delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women and co-authored The Multi-faceted Right to Education: A Guide to Implementation and Monitoring. Madeleine was a teacher and teacher-educator for almost 30 years, and is now Senior Lecturer in First Year Experience at Murdoch University.
2015 Applications for AFGW Fellowships have now closed. The winners will be announced later this year and can be viewed on this website.
2014 Fellowship Winners
Project: Biomarkers for the early detection of oral cancer Read more 2014 Fellowship Winners
Project: Students’ self-reported experience of bullying behaviours: A public health approach to reduce bullying in Australian schools Read more 2014 Fellowship Winners
The AFGW Logo
The logo presides over all AFGW activity. Read its history and meaning at Logo
Members’ Only Section
This Section contains AFGW newsletters and magazines. It also provides a forum where members can access corporate documents such as Advocacy and National Goals, Business Plans, Call for Nominations to AFGW Inc. Executive, Draft Constitutional Amendments and Draft Policy and Administrative Resolutions.
Please send a message to the AFGW Web Manager for the password.
A copy of the CONSTITUTION that governs AFGW can be read here AFGW Constitution
Go to Graduate Women International and read about the GWI’s international projects, the GWI and the Members’ Corner. The GWI Members’ Corner is now a gateway to a new interactive space with forums where members can exchange messages and a directory where members can post their information and see profiles of other GWI members worldwide. The Members’ Corner also provides one-stop access to the latest GWI Updates, blogs and discussions. Receive regular updates GWI Updates
Did you receive a GWI/IFUW Fellowship or do you know someone who did?
What you are doing now? What impact winning a GWI/IFUW award has had on your life and your career path? GWI hopes that you will share your news and inspire others with your story. Please send a short (no more than 200 words), your written permission to publish the texts in print and electronic format and a passport-sized photograph of you now or when you were engaged on the project that GWI/IFUW funded. Email
Visit other pages of our site to learn more about our programmes and how you can become part of an international network of women working for change.