Introduction to Feminist Principles & Practices

Dates: April 16 & 17
Time: 9am-1pm (over two consecutive days)
Where: Online via Zoom
Cost: $420 + GST

Discounts available for multiple staff members from your organisation

Full scholarships are available for First Nations people. Please contact Clara at or Nilusha at to register.

Feminism’s ultimate goal is to change the nature of the world  we live in by living our feminist values. 

Are there times that you feel powerful at work?  Or maybe you feel powerless?  

Sometimes it’s hard to recognise the power we hold in our organisations and how power dynamics can derail our work and impact the wellbeing of ourselves. Learning about power and its different expressions is the foundation to living our  intersectional feminist values. 

In our upcoming two-day workshop, we will introduce you to 5 core feminist values that  will empower you and your team to unravel traditional workplace practices which lead to inequality, harm and burnout. Participants will walk away with the skills to challenge oppressive power while building transformative power, a method and framework to create a culture of self and collective care, as well as analytical tools to support practical change within your organisation.  

At the end of this workshop, you will: 

  • Understand transformative power and how we can build it within our organisations 
  • Know how oppressive power works and how we can challenge it in our work and within our organisations 
  • Be able to practice five core feminist principles in your personal and professional spaces 
  • Understand why creating cultures of care is critical for strengthening women’s rights organisations 
  • Be familiar with IWDA’s free feminist toolkits and understand how trainingcan further support organisations to build a sustainable and thriving movementJoin us to take a deep dive into core feminist values, and become skilled at challenging oppressive power 


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What does the workshop cover? 

Day 1

Understanding Power and Why it Matters: 

Understanding power and how it operates is central to feminist practice. A deeper understanding of gendered power relations reveal that power is exercised on three levels; visible, invisible and hidden. This session reveals that power is not always negative, and that feminist practice aims to build transformative power while dismantling oppressive power. 

Creating Cultures of Self Care & Resilience:

During this session on self-care, the characteristics of resilience and burnout are illustrated to participants alongside activities to help infuse resilience practices in their daily lives, so participants can recognise and avoid burnout. 

Day 2

Feminist Principles 

We introduce participants to five core feminist values; Challenging & Redistributing Power, Care, Wellbeing & Non-Violence, Respect for the Earth, Deep Democracy and Intersectionality. Participants are then led through various activities on how to embed these values into their organisations.  

Creating Cultures of Collective Care and Resilience 

Participants learn the importance of collective care and methods of gathering support and implementing collective care within their organisations.  


Who is this workshop for? 

This workshop is for individuals, organisations, groups, teams or collectives who have a desire to more closely align their organisational systems, strategies and culture with women’s rights and feminist principles.

About the facilitators 

Clara Bradley is the Advocacy Advisor at IWDA. She started her career as a lawyer working in human rights law reform in Victoria before moving to the community development sector. She has over 10 years’ experience working in advocacy and facilitating consultations with communities and people with lived experience throughout the region. She now works with women’s rights organisations in Southeast Asia and the Pacific to support their strategic advocacy.



Nilusha Dassenaike is a professional musician and educator, in addition to lecturing in music at Melbourne University for over 10 years, she is also a mindfulness and meditation teacher. Her strong intersectional feminist values have taken her career to New York City where she became the assistant musical director of The Resistance Revival Chorus – a collective of over 60 women and non-binary artists who brought their songs of resistance to rallies and protests across the USA.