Next Wednesday 11 March will see 120 local women gather to recognise International Women’s Day. The event is an important opportunity to celebrate the achievements of local women and discuss the challenges of gender equity in the Echuca Moama region.
The Committee for Echuca Moama have worked in collaboration with a group of local community organisations to plan and host the event at Cadell on the Murray.
The event will feature local women such as Lauren Mathers (Bundarra Berkshires), Suzie Shearer (Coolabah Turf), Beth Conner (Paddleboat Captain) Leanne Cuffe (Community Living and Respite) Helen Hartley and Rhiannon Payne (Maccas Demolition).
Leonie Canham and Christie O’Brien (The Splendid Word) will MC the event with a Welcome to Country by Aunty Vicki Walker and music by Maddi Walker.
A strategic aim of C4EM is to build quality of life for all members of the Echuca Moama community regardless of social and economic status. Promoting equitable participation in local economic and community life is one of many ways to achieve this outcome.
C4EM Chairperson Geoff Kelly commented “In the last 12 months alone; C4EM are ‘doing their bit’ to level the playing field by increasing female representation on the C4EM board by 25%. Historically women have a played an incredibly important role in the development of the region, and with further commitment and opportunity will continue to do so.”
The event has provided a platform to build opportunities to address gender equity through local mentoring and the Echuca Moama Women’s Scholarship which will be launched on the day.
The event has been made possible through the valuable financial support of Murray River Council, Campaspe Primary Care Partnership, Centre for Non-Violence, Committee for Echuca Moama, Community Living and Respite and CCLLEN.
Additionally, the in-kind support of Priceline/Amcal Pharmacy, Campaspe Shire Council, Echuca Moama Tourism and the Riverine Herald has helped make the event a reality.
Chief Executive Officer ~ Committee for Echuca Moama
Ph: 0409 804 415