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Save the date!

Come and celebrate international women’s day on Friday 8 March from 4.30 – 6.30pm

  • Equity and justice photography exhibition launch
  • Hip hop dance crew Jungle City
  • Acoustic performer Lucy Wilson
  • Bollywood dancer Ee’da
  • Dance group Legacy
  • Hip hop outfit Massive Collective

Plus afternoon tea and fantastic door prizes!

Phoenix Youth Centre, 72 Buckley Street, Footscray

Organised by Women’s Health West, Phoenix Youth Centre, Maribyrnong City Council and Brimbank City Council

Photo comp: women working in male-dominated industries

Krystal is working on site wiring in an oven, a clear example that a women can work as an electrician in a male dominated industry.

IWD_Krystal-working-on-her-electrian-apprenticeship

What does equity and justice for women in the west of Melbourne mean to you?

We’re running a photo competition for international women’s day, read more about it here and send your photo to comms@whwest.org.au before 5pm TODAY! for a chance to win an ipad.

Photo comp: Life as a single mum

I set photo this up to show my life as a single mum.

The Juggling Act Children sports,  work,  personal time, and washing – there’s always washing!

The Juggling Act
Children, sports, work, personal time and washing – there’s always washing!

The Lego head
Represents my child and his ever smiling happy face.

The basketball
Represents our struggle to fit in exercise to a busy life.

The toys
The fallen hulk shows the loss of a man in our life and the nerf gun says we can and will protect ourselves.

The washing
Because there’s always washing!

My legs with body art
A working mum dressing in heels and skirt putting out the washing, struggling with roles of responsibility (mother, daughter, employee, team mate, friend) and time for herself.

Weeds
There’s never enough time to do the things you want to do.

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Job vacancy

Project evaluator

Contract position

WHW is seeking to engage an evaluator to undertake evaluation of the Our Community, Our Rights project, which aims to build understanding, confidence and practical skills in human rights, advocacy and civic participation.

In 2013, the project is being delivered to a group of 12 Chin, Karen, Kachin and Karenni women through a series of workshops and subsequent support for participants to develop their own community projects on human rights issues relevant to their communities.

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Today’s entry? A sunny, clarion call for LGBTIQ safety and inclusiveness

This entry represents access to rights under the Victorian Charter under the broader themes of freedom, respect and equality. It demonstrates community leadership to provide safe and inclusive environments for our LGBTIQ people, who make up approximately 10% of the population in the west – many of whom, despite increasing legal and social recognition continue to face higher levels of violence, harassment and discrimination in Victoria.

“I am hopeful for the elimination of all forms of homo/bi/trans-phobic discrimination within our communities and for social inclusion for all women, regardless of sexuality or gender.”

IWD_sailing-day-pic_jo-nevill

Photo recently taken at the GOWEST Altona Yacht Club Sailing Day as part of the broader Midsumma Festival

 

What does equity and justice for women in the west of Melbourne mean to you?

We’re running a photo competition for international women’s day, read more about it here and send your photo to comms@whwest.org.au before 15 February 2013 for a chance to win an ipad.