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FUTURE GENERATION: CAITLIN FIGUEIREDO

Caitlin Figueiredo was just six years old when she felt an acute awareness that the world was not a just place.

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CAITLIN FIGUEIREDO RECEIVES QUEEN’S AWARD

Canberra’s Caitlin Figueiredo is just one of two Australians to receive a Queen’s Young Leaders award.

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SEVEN YOUNG INNOVATORS WIN SHARE OF $70,000 SEED FUNDING

Seven young Australian innovators are ready to take their ventures to the next level after securing $10,000 in seed funding at a live Sydney pitch up event held by the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA).

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GIRLS TAKE OVER PARLIAMENT TO PROTEST IMAGE-BASED BULLYING

Girls and young women from around Australia will be taking over Federal Parliament on 28 November, and are calling for all states and territories to promote positive conversations around respectful relationships in schools and communities, and to criminalise image-based bullying.

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INTRODUCING THE 2018 YOUNG SOCIAL PIONEERS PARTICIPANTS

Young Social Pioneers (YSP) backs young people changing systems. It’s our cornerstone initiative supporting young people who are leading responses to the most pressing social and environmental challenges of our time.

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THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WOMEN’S MARCH: ONE YEAR ON

The following article is an extended version of an interview with Caitlin Figueiredo and Amy Blain, which first appeared in the March 2018 edition of Y Action. In this interview, Caitlin and Amy discuss their involvement in the 2018 Canberra Women’s March, and its continued significance.

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SINCE AGE SIX, CANBERRA'S CAITLIN FIGUEIREDO HAS DREAMT OF GLOBAL UNITY

It was an ambitious statement for someone in the first grade, but at the age of 21, there's no doubt Caitlin is using every spare minute to deliver on that pledge.

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FAST FOUR WITH CAITLIN FIGUEIREDO – PASSIONATE CHANGE MAKER

In 2016 Caitlin Figueiredo was named one of the ‘100 Women of Influence’ by the Australian Financial Review & Westpac, taking out the award in the category of Young Leader. Caitlin is driven by her passion to empower individuals with the goal of ending social injustice within her lifetime. Caitlin believes everyone should be entitled to the same opportunities without discriminating against ones background or beliefs. 

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2017 YOUNG PEOPLE’S MEDAL FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

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YOUNG WOMAN OF INFLUENCE ADMITS TO SECRET BATTLE

Now 21, this year Caitlin became the youngest Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence award winner. Caitlin was awarded Young Leader for her contribution to positive change for youth, gender equality and sustainable development.

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WOMEN OF THE FUTURE AWARDS: ALL THE 2018 WINNERS

The Weekly's editor-in-chief Nicole Byers says, "To say we were impressed by the calibre of entries in this year's awards is an understatement. All nine finalists have accomplished so much, breaking ground in their respective fields, and it's truly exciting to anticipate what they'll do next."

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'WE NEED A #METOO MOMENT': SELF-DEFENCE CLASS FOR ABUSE SURVIVORS LAUNCHES IN CANBERRA

Caitlin Figueiredo was four years old when a family member first attacked her. She remembers standing waist-deep in a Canberra pool, and the water rushing by as her head was shoved under the surface. It wasn't until she was 12 that she became strong enough to fight back against almost a decade of abuse.

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'I DON'T WANT ANY CHILD TO FEEL THE WAY I FELT'

Caitlin Figueiredo has turned her traumatic childhood into a tool for helping others.

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FROM THE SCHOOLYARD TO PARLIAMENT, WHY BULLYING HAS BECOME A POLITICAL PUNCHING BAG

One in four Australian children is frequently bullied - and the consequences can be serious or even fatal. With a state election looming in Victoria, politicians are promising the country's biggest anti-bullying program. Advocates hope the political fight is the momentum needed to propel bullying onto the federal agenda.

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JASIRI AUSTRALIA’S YOUTH LED CAMPAIGN TO LIFT THE TAMPON TAX A SUCCESS

The 10 per cent tax on feminine hygiene products is set to be lifted - eighteen years after the GST was introduced.

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THESE TWO OUTSTANDING YOUNG AUSTRALIANS JUST MET PRINCE HARRY, MEGHAN AND THE QUEEN

Hunter Johnson, 26, of Melbourne, and Caitlin Figueiredo, 22, of Canberra, received Queen’s Young Leader Awards from Her Majesty at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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WHO RUN’S THE WORLD?

On this week’s podcast, Policy Forum’s Maya Bhandari chats to three trailblazing young women about how to rejuvenate our national political conversation.

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GIRLS TAKEOVER PARLIAMENT CO-FOUNDERS NAMED ON FORBES 30 UNDER 30 ASIA 2018 FOR WORK ON PARLIAMENTARY GENDER EQUALITY

The pair were named "youthful visionaries" by Forbes for challenging conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of female leaders.

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YOUNG AUSTRALIAN WOMEN TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2018

Caitlin Figueiredo is a student, activist, speaker and unstoppable force.

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2018 IMAD HONOUR ROLL RECIPIENTS

Celebrating International Women's Day 2018, ACLW proudly announces the following young women and men as Australian Youth Gender Equality Champions in the IMAD Honour Roll.

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17 CANBERRA WOMEN TO WATCH IN 2017 BY HER CANBERRA

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FROM CALVARY HOSPITAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS

Caitlin Figueiredo is a BIG picture idealist – her mission is to empower individuals from all walks of life to rally together to end social injustice within her lifetime. She believes every man, woman and child deserve to have the same opportunities, as one another and no one should ever be stigmatised due to their backgrounds or beliefs. Everything she does is for the purpose of creating an equal and fair world.

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WOMEN OF INFLUENCE 2018: YOUNG LEADERS DETERMINED TO CHANGE THE WORLD

There is something inspiring about young people and their belief in their power to change the world. Where older people talk about changing workplaces or, at a stretch, governments, their younger counterparts have their sights on a much bigger picture.

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"AUSTRALIAN POLITICS' #METOO MOMENT IS HERE. AND WE SHOULD BE DELIGHTED."

 While the focus was mostly on former Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop MP’s gorgeous red shoes that she donated to the Museum of Australian Democracy, Julie Banks MP and Senator Hanson-Young, groups of young women took over parliamentary offices in a number of initiatives aimed at mentoring young women to pursue careers in parliament.

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CAITLIN FIGUEIREDO WINS CHARITY AWARD IN WOMEN'S WEEKLY WOMEN OF THE FUTURE

Julie Bishop spoke at the Australian Women's Weekly Women of the Future awards, where she said no nation would 'reach its potential unless it fully embraces the talent' of women. Founder and CEO of Jasiri Australia, Caitlin Figueiredo was named woman of the future in the Charity category.

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ALANNAH AND MADELINE FOUNDATION'S CEO AND AMBASSADORS SPEAK ABOUT THEIR ESMART PROGRAM

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BUILDING A GENERATION OF JASIRI LEADERS

Caitlin Figueiredo is no ordinary woman.

She’s a co-founder and CEO of Jasiri Australia, was named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 list, made Westpac’s “100 Women of Influence” Young Leader category in 2016, and was one of two Australians to receive the Queen’s Young Leader Award. The list could go on.

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GIRLS TAKE OVER PARLIAMENT: SHIFTING THE DIAL FOR WOMEN IN AUS POLITICS

It’s a question many of us have reflected upon: what would change if there were more women in politics?

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ADVICE FOR MY YOUNGER SELF – INTERVIEWS WITH INSPIRATIONAL AUSTRALIAN WOMEN

Do you ever feel lost? As though you aren’t where you thought you would be in life? At D*Scribe we got exclusive interviews with five incredibly strong Australian women and asked them what they would tell their younger selves to get through the tough times.

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HOW BEDTIME STORIES INSPIRED THE ACT YOUNG WOMAN OF THE YEAR TO FIGHT FOR EQUALITY

Instead of fairy tales, Figueiredo heard stories about the challenges her family faced growing up in India and Kenya and how they strived to overcome racism and gender inequality. Figueiredo’s family stories taught her the importance of serving her community and even inspired her to dream of one day becoming Prime Minister of Australia.

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YOUNG CANBERRAN CHANGING THE WORLD FOR WOMEN

ANU law student Caitlin Figueiredo may be just twenty-one-years of age, but she's already turning heads. She's been recognised for her work in gender and youth equality, in not just Australia, but around the world.

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AUSTRALIAN AID: WHY DOES IT MATTER?

Imagine yourself walking along a dirt road. You see nothing except for miles and miles of rubbish. You suddenly feel lost – am I in the right place? This isn’t fit for any kind of habitation. Yet for many men, women and children, this is their daily reality.