Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls, Natasha Stott Despoja, works to ensure that the empowerment of women and girls is a central focus of Australia’s diplomatic, development and defence concerns. By advocating internationally for women’s equal participation in political, economic and social affairs, the Ambassador advances global progress, peace and stability.

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In cooperation with the Australian Government Office for Women, the Ambassador for Women and Girls engages in international advocacy in support of Australian Government policies and programs to:

  • empower women and girls socially, politically and economically
  • eradicate violence against women and girls
  • eliminate discrimination against women and girls
  • ensure better educational and health (including sexual and maternal health) opportunities and outcomes for women and girls
  • eradicate trafficking in women and girls
  • protect women and girls in conflict and promote the role of women in peace-building, and
  • enhance the participation of women in decision-making and leadership.

More information on the Ambassador for Women and Girls’ work is available here.