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International Women’s Day Event in Horsham

International Women’s Day 2020 will be marked by a breakfast at Horsham Town Hall, with a fascinating speaker’s panel. The UN theme for this year is #GenerationEquality, acknowledging the achievements and progress of the past 25 years and looking forward to what the next generation will achieve.

This special event will highlight women’s achievements in many spheres of life and guest speakers will represent two generations of women and their journeys as community leaders and advocates for equality.

Tickets available at: http://www.horshamtownhall.com.au/hthevent/international-womens-day-breakfast/?fbclid=IwAR3qHyVdXI5g2-UiZRTpGQNdmK-LyU7YhsiyskIttMk7aEAcqgaCKtAS5LU

Australia Day/Survival Day Statement

Women’s Health Grampians acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and the traditional owners and custodians of the land and water in which we live, work and play. We recognise that January 26 is not a celebration for all Australians and that sovereignty was never ceded. This day marks the invasion of Australia that resulted in the genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and dispossession of their land and culture. The intersection of colonisation, intergenerational trauma, removal from family and community, racism, discrimination, and marginalisation continue to have a detrimental effect on the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We acknowledge today and in all our work that these detrimental impacts fall particularly hard on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

On January 26, we stand in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We reflect on the importance of self-determination, and of organisations controlled by and run for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities. We turn our thoughts to the Warawarni-gu Guma Statement once again and recognise and value the voices, strength and resilience of Aboriginal women of the Grampians region. We are proud and honoured to work alongside Aboriginal people  as they continue to lead improvements in health and wellbeing for their communities.

 

Contact: Marianne Hendron

Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Health Grampians

marianne@whg.org.au, 5322 4100

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