Volunteer work in the field of gender equality has been recognised at the ACT Woman of the Year awards on Tuesday night.
In a ceremony at the National Arboretum, Ashleigh Streeter-Jones was named the ACT Woman of the Year in recognition of her work encouraging young people and women in international development.
Ms Streeter-Jones has been director of Future 21: Young Australians in International Affairs, a group which aims to get more young people involved in international affairs.
As part of her role as state director at World Vision, she campaigned to get child labour on the G20 agenda in 2014. She was also co-organiser of the Girls Takeover Parliament program.
The ACT Young Woman of the Year was awarded to Caitlin Figueiredo recognising her work advocating for women and girls. She is a director of the Australia Youth Council and in 2017 launched the National Council of Women Australia at parliament house.
Cathi Moore was recognised as the ACT Senior Woman of the Year for her work in community service organisations and government boards for more than three decades. Ms Moore has served as president of YWCA Canberra and as treasurer of YWCA Australia. In her roles at YWCA she campaigned for a 30 per cent quota for women under 30 years old in governance positions at a national and local level.
Ms Moore is a founding member of a pro-bono coaching service for women who have escaped violent relationships, called My Coaching, My Future.
ACT minister for women Yvette Berry said 31 nominations were received this year, "indicative of the exceptional pool of talented women in the ACT".
The event also marked the relaunch of the Women's Honour Roll, which records the names of Canberran women who have received honours in the ACT since self-government in 1988.
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