The Dugdale Trust for Women & Girls

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Rosie is a space where young women can connect with the best web resources out there, helping them to navigate life’s tricky situations. Rosie has a range of tips, links and videos all centered around a theme of respect – for your body & mind, in your relationships, at work and for the world we live in.

Our 2014 was big, but 2015 will be even bigger! Here’s a sneak peek of the year ahead:

The Rosie Creators Award
Entries open on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2015 (closes Monday 20 April). The award contains four creative areas – writing, photography, video and activism. The theme for the 2015 Rosie Creators Award is ‘respect’.

Winners in each of the four categories will be awarded $500, have their work featured on, and also get published in Young VagabondTo enter, you must be a girl, living in Australia aged between 12-20 years. Group submissions are also welcome. Entry forms to be made available 8 March. Award Entry Guidelines available now.

Help us spread the word by sharing our award video (above) featuring Jo Syme of Big Scary.

Yoga teacher sitting on a couch

Web  Video Series – Coming Soon!
If you’ve been cruising around the Rosie website, you probably already know that we LOVE videos. But there’s heaps of topics out there that no one’s covered, so we’re solving this problem by making some videos of our own. One of the first clips will feature yoga teacher Rose talking about how to stress less.


Girl with pink fingernails holding iphone

We’re Making an App! Woo!
The rumours are true! Thanks to NAB Social Impact grants, we’re working hard to bring you a Rosie app. We can’t tell you any more than that ‘cos it’s top secret (shhh) but stay tuned!



Rosie the Riveter

Why Rosie?
The Rosie website was inspired by the well-known Rosie the Riveter poster (left). Rosie the Riveter is an iconic image representing all the women that went to work in factories during World War II in the USA. Traditionally women were not allowed to work in such roles, if at all. These women paved the way for future generations to enter the workforce in whatever field they chose. The image has become a symbol of women’s empowerment globally, proving that women can achieve anything they set their minds to!




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