Women's Leadership Workshops

On three consecutive Sunday's in October, PLEDGE ran a series of three workshops for women in Knox. Called the Strong Women workshops they were designed to encourage and support women to gain confidence and discover their strengths and potential.

Due to COVID restrictions, and on discussion with the women who had registered, these workshops were moved on-line.  Eleven women participated in the Zoom workshops. On the final Sunday, every participant had a delicious lunch box delivered to them by a PLEDGE committee member. Thanks to Tasty Az catering for creating these. 

Returned evaluations have been overwhelmingly positive with the majority of participants indicating that they had gained confidence, and felt empowerd through attending the group. All participants said they would recommend the PLEDGE workshops to others. 

Thanks to Julie Nicolaou and Bianca Andrews for facilitating the workshops. 



16 Days of Activism

Each year from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to 10 December, World Human Rights Day, the 16 Days of Activism campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women.

During the 16 Days of Activism, people around the world will unite to raise awareness about gender-based violence, challenge discriminatory attitudes and call for improved laws and services to end violence against women for good.

During the 16 Days of Activism PLEDGE presents the Local Champions for Gender Equality Awards, participates in the campaign and promotes local events. Watch this space for upcoming details for our 2020 activities.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on the 8th of March. To acknowledge  this day where we campaign for a gender balanced world PLEDGE will be holding a movie night early in March 2021. Watch this space for more details.

The Knox Gender Equity Graphic Poster Competition

In mid 2021 PLEDGE, in partnership with Swinburne University and Knox City Council,  will be holding a graphic poster competition. This competition invites young people in years 11 and 12 to imagine what a future where all genders are equal looks like and to present those ideas as a graphic poster. 

Theme: My Gender Equal Future
Eligibility: Entrants must be in year 11 or 12
Date: Mid 2021

Watch this page for more details.