Until December 2009 the Australian Federation of Graduate Women was the Australian Federation of University Women. The name change was a reflection of an extension of membership to women with degrees or advanced diplomas from other institutions of higher learning.
AFGW welcomes all women graduates who support its purposes and objectives. Membership in AFGW is open to all women who hold a degree or its equivalent from a University or institute of higher education. Employment in a University or any other location is not a requirement. Degrees that are awarded by a university or equivalent institution in any country are recognised as a qualification for membership.
The AFGW NSW (IFUW) Lamp logo origins
The lamp in our logo was initiated by members of the Norwegian Federation for the Third IFUW Conference in Oslo in 1924. The delegates adopted it as the permanent badge of IFUW (and thus AFGW). The antique lamp represents the light of learning and the original logo featured an interlinked chain symbolizing the bonds of friendship linking IFUW members throughout the world. Eventually the lamp came to be known as the lamp of friendship.
Please visit the National AFGW website for Rules, Procedural Resolutions, By-laws and copies of submissions and letters of advocacy.