The WLS Foundation

What is ‘The Foundation’?WLS_Foundation_Logos_Facebook

Our Foundation was set up in 2012 to mark the 30 Year Anniversary of WLS NSW.  It was established as an independent activity of WLS NSW to support and promote our work and promote fundraising opportunities, where public funding is unreliable. Using the Foundation to establish an independent source of funding ensures that the WLS NSW can continue this important work.

The Foundation also campaigns for the reform of unjust laws, policy and legal processes that affect the rights and limit the lives of women, particularly those most disadvantaged in their access to justice. A key vision of the Foundation is the pursuit of a fair and just legal system for all women in NSW.

Since its inception The Foundation has united a small but passionate network of supporters, who attend our events, make regular donations and promote our projects.

Current Activities

Feminist Legal Perspectives – seminar series 2018

In partnership with The University of Sydney Student Union, we are running an inspiring monthly seminar series in 2018.

These talks will provide opportunity to exchange ideas, inform change and share research. Each month we will discuss the latest developments in legal issues that directly impact women and children.

Upcoming Seminars

8 AUGUST (Wednesday), 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Social and Cultural Resilience and emotional wellbeing of aboriginal mothers (SCREAM) in prison, with Professor Eileen Baldry, Deputy Vice Chancellor Inclusion and Diversity (UNSW).

Register Here

12 SEPTEMBER (Wednesday), 5.30pm – 7.30pm

Evaluation of a domestic violence intervention service, with Dr Trish Mundy, Assoc Dean, Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts, University of Wollongong.


Bright Sparks

The annual Bright Spark Award presentation acknowledges and appreciates the great work done by inspiring women in our workplace and community. This years presentation happens on the 18th July and nominations are open. Submissions and registrations here.



The Foundation distributes a regular e-newsletter detailing current projects and campaigns, information about events and activities and articles about recent law reform and advocacy.

You can join our mailing list to receive our e-news and event invites.

Newsletter archive can be viewed here


Since it’s inception the WLS NSW Foundation has held regular networking events that are designed to inform, inspire and invite discussion and exploration on a range of current topics. Regular events launch new products and services, raise awareness on current issues or profile new campaigns.

Recent Events:

For details of more past events click here


WLS NSW has been selected as the Charity Partner for The University of Sydney Student Union in 2017 / 2018. This partnership has enabled us to run a monthly presentation series, Feminist Legal Perspectives, hosted at one of their venues on campus.

In March 2016 a new travel insurance brand for women ‘Travel With Jane’ was launched. With that came a new philanthropic partnership for WLS NSW and Travel With Jane have committed to donating a percentage of every policy sold.

Our hope is that, even in a small way, we can help to educate more people about the important work the WLS do,” says Insured By Us Director, Ben Webster.



The Foundation is proud to have the ongoing support CBP lawyers who host events for us and contribute to our campaigns.


How Can I Get Involved?

We are working to build a network of supporters who are prepared to make a regular financial commitment to ensure the great work of the WLS NSW continues irrespective of the level of funding we receive from government.

To make a regular or one-off donation visit the Foundation’s page at The Foundation also values support in-kind.

To keep up-to-date with the Foundations activities you can join our mailing list to receive event invites and a regular e-newsletter or follow us on Facebook. Our supporters pass on information, invite their colleagues to our events and promote our campaigns through their own social media and networks.

All of these contributions are valuable to the Foundation.


Further Information

For further information or to be added to the mailing list please contact:

Chloe Wyatt, Foundation Coordinator

0405 256 753



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