Victorian Rural Women's Network

Embracing all women in NAIDOC Week

Above: NAIDOC Week logo
The theme for this year’s NAIDOC Week highlights the enormous contributions of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Taking the theme, ‘Because of Her, we can!’, this special week, running from 8 to 15 July, offers the opportunity to voice our support for all Indigenous women who […]

Last Chance: Regional Assemblies

People gathered at the Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly in Kyneton, May 2018

Above: Loddon Campaspe Regional Assembly in Kyneton,
May 2018 
Don’t miss this year’s final Regional Assemblies at Shepparton and Wallington/Bellarine Peninsula on 18 and 19 July. Have your say on what your community needs most and speak up for the more vulnerable members of society. Your voice matters, see rdv.vic.gov.au/regional-partnerships/regional-assemblies
 

Save the date! Rural Women’s Forum

!SAVE THE DATE! We are excited to announce the date of our Rural Women’s Forum which will take place at RACV Goldfields Resort, Creswick, on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August, 2018. Join dynamic, like-minded rural and regional women at a gala dinner and take home practical skills from a […]

Introducing the reference group’s convenors

Pic of Ashley Rogers, Alana Johnson and Jeanette Severs

Victorian Rural Women’s Network Reference Group convenors (L-R) Ashley Rogers, Alana Johnson and Jeanette Severs
The reference group will operate through three working groups and three highly regarded convenors have been appointed to lead these groups.
Alana Johnson — Empowered Women group
A pioneer of the rural women’s movement in Australia, Alana […]

Reflections from Kirsten Abernethy, 2017 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award winner

2017 Victorian AgriFutures Rural Women's Award winner Kirsten Abernethy on beach under jetty

2017 Victorian AgriFutures™ Rural Women’s Award winner Kirsten Abernethy
“The award came out of left field and frankly, I was surprised to get it. I’m from the fishing industry which is a bit isolated from the other agricultural industries and a pretty closed shop for women. The award opened new horizons […]

Congratulations to Alana Johnson — newly inducted into Victorian Honour Roll of Women

Alana Johnson

Alana Johnson
Alana Johnson, our VRWN Reference Group Convenor and Australian Rural Women’s Movement pioneer, was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women on International Women’s Day.
The honour was conferred for her lifelong leadership and active involvement in gender equality, rural communities and sustainable agriculture.
She joins the roll with former […]

Step aside Brownlow! Make way for the Institute of Public Administration Australia International Women’s Day gala dinner

Gillian Triggs speaking at the Institute of Public Administration Australia gala dinner

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission presents at the gala dinner
The scale and sophistication of the Institute of Public Administration Australia (IPAA) Victoria’s International Women’s Day gala dinner this year rivalled the notable Brownlow and other red-carpet events. Around 1300 people descended on the […]