UN Women

The ARU are proud to support the Australian National Committee for UN Women as a national charity partner.  

Established in 2012, this partnership is driven by the ARU and the Australian National Committee for UN Women’s shared commitment to gender equality. UN Women works in 78 countries to prevent violence against women and provide equal opportunities for women and girls in sport, education, as leaders and peacebuilders.

ARU has participated in International Women’s Day (IWD) initiatives since the inception of the partnership, including wearing the purple ribbon, the IWD symbol for gender equality and women’s empowerment, and attending IWD events in Sydney.



At the Bledisloe Cup 2014, spectators will hear more about the work of UN Women and have the opportunity to dig deep to improve the lives of women and girls around the world by making donations in the stands and online. We are also working together to showcase the incredible work of the Women’s Rugby Sevens and promote women’s leadership in sport.

UN Women is the only global agency dedicated to the empowerment of women. This is vital work, given the fact that:
•    1 in 3 women and girls will experience violence in their lifetime.
•    2/3 of the world’s illiterate are women.
•    70% of the world’s poor are women




When women are empowered and have an income, they invest in their families and communities, driving down hunger, poverty and malnutrition, and improving health, education and well-being.

Find out more or make a donation to support UN Women projects


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Established in 2007, the partnership is motivated by the ARU and Redkite’s common belief in supporting the community and in building further awareness of Redkite’s vital financial, emotional and education support programs for families on the cancer journey. Children and young people with cancer and their families also get the special chance to meet the Qantas Wallabies through hospital visits, fan days and training days.


Redkite is the national cancer charity that has been providing essential support to children and young people with cancer and their families for over thirty years. From the devastating moment of diagnosis, Redkite is there providing the essentials including information, counselling, financial assistance and support to keep up with school and training.

Receiving no government funding, Redkite relies entirely on the generosity of our supporters, like the ARU, to provide these important programs and reach the thousands of families on the cancer journey who need them.

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