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Gippsland Women's Network (2006 - )

From
2006
Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
Occupations
Women’s advocacy, Women's organisation and Women's reform group

Summary

The Gippsland Women's Network (GWN) was incorporated in 2006. It had its beginnings in the 1970s-1980s during a time of rural recession, when farming women in the Gippsland area of Victoria began an active role in lobbying the Australian government for financial support, putting together proposals for ways to better market the products of their region. From those early days, the GWN has broadened its role to encompass a variety of activities aimed at raising the profile of women in the rural sector. This has included developing projects and running seminars and workshops aimed at fostering the establishment of community networks, and empowering rural women to take a more active role in creating a sustainable future for their communities.

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Records of the Gippsland Women's Network, 1994-2006, 1994 - 2006, MS Acc11.022; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Nikki Henningham

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