Victorian Rural Women's Network

Want to make rural women more visible?

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Researchers at Monash University are calling for rural and regional women who are household breadwinners to take part in an academic research project.
The research is part of a project helping to promote the important contribution of mature working women to their rural and regional communities. Titled ‘Breadwinner’, the project involves […]

What’s On?

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Want to get involved in rural and regional events that inspire and benefit country women? Check out our events listing, ShE update. The list of events is emailed to Victorian Rural Women’s Network subscribers between seasonal newsletters to promote upcoming events, activities or workshops that connect and improve the lives […]

Event: Chicks in the Sticks

Chicks in the Sticks logo of woman and child

Are you inspired by opportunity and the stories of others? Keen to meet like-minded women who share a connection to agriculture and the environment? Don your favourite frock and add your own native floral accessory…it’s time for the 2018 Chicks in the Sticks event, hosted by North Central and Goulburn […]

What rural women want: then and now

Portrait headshots of Colleen Condliffe, Caroline Hogg and Audrey Dreschler

L-R Colleen Condliffe (Source: Jeanette Severs), Caroline Hogg (Source: Museums Victoria), and Audrey Dreschler (Source: Jeanette Severs)
Five key trailblazers of the Rural Women’s Movement share their thoughts on what rural women wanted 32 years ago and what they want today.
Caroline Hogg, former Australian Labor Party MP and supporter of the […]

Self-care — one day at a time

Sallie Jones holding the Gippsland Jersey calendar

Above: Sallie Jones and the Gippsland Jersey calendar
When Sallie Jones’ father took his own life during the dairy crisis two years ago, it was a devastating and defining moment. She had two choices: to let grief consume her or channel it into something positive. Sallie has campaigned ever since to […]