News Update Feb 2019

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IWD Events

Following are some of the events Women's Health Grampians are aware that our Communities of Respect and Equality (CoRE) members are doing for International Women's Day. 

Keep an eye out as there may be more events in your local area!


Women’s Health Grampians invites you to celebrate International Women’s Day 2019

We will launch our postcards sharing women’s stories and voices
We will hear from our newly appointed Equality for All Advocates sharing their hopes for the year ahead

Thursday 7 March 4:00-5:00pm
Backspace Gallery, Camp St, Ballarat


“It Takes Courage – sharing secret recipes and stories” books will be available for sale
Our postcards will be displayed as part of a BEYOND 50% Art Against Gender Based Violence Exhibition 7 March – 24 March, coordinated by Felicity Martin

Equality for All

A Candlelight Vigil for Tamara Farrell

A candlelight vigil will be held for Tamara Farrell, one of our own. We stand as a community in collective sorrow, sending love and support to Tamara’s family and friends.

Thursday 7 March 8:00-8:30pm
Alfred Deakin Place, Camp St, Ballarat

Further information can be found on Facebook

*Out of respect for the family, posting on the event will be turned off, private comments through messenger will be available. This is a non-political gathering.

Beyond 50% Exhibition

Backspace Gallery 
7 March – 24 March 

Beyond 50% focuses on the ways in which art can be used to influence cultural change, looking specifically at artists who seek to change the culture surrounding gender-based violence. It presents work by six international and Australian artists who identify as activists, craftivists, agitators and feminists.

Curated by Felicity Martin

Meet the artists: Saturday 9 March, 2 pm 

International Women’s Day talk and morning tea
Friday 8 March, 10.30 am
Guest speaker: Kim McConville, Executive Director, Beyond Empathy  

Free Craftivism workshop: Saturday 16 March, 2 pm – 4 pm

Read more


Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre Luncheon

Celebrate International Women's Day at Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre's Community Lunch

Everyone is welcome!

Friday 8 March, 12pm - 1.30pm
Two courses for $9

Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre, Tuppen Drive, Sebastopol

Bookings are essential
RSVP Call Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre Reception on 5329 3273

City of Ballarat
International Women's Day Celebration

Join the City of Ballarat to celebrate IWD with a #balanceforbetter barbeque

Special guest speakers plus music from Sweet Mona's Choir

Sausages and drinks available for purchase

Friday 8 March
12 noon - 2pm
Queen Victoria Square, Sturt Street

(opposite Town Hall)

#balanceforbetter is a call to action for accelerating gender parity


Join us for the 5th International Women's Day lunch in Horsham and hear from guest speaker Bridget Noonan

Friday 8 March 
12 noon - 1.15pm
Horsham Town Hall

Tickets - $12, Light Lunch included
Book at Horsham Town Hall
RSVP by March 5


Stawell Neighbourhood Centre Dinner

Join in a celebration for International Women's Day, enjoy a great meal, stimulating conversation and hear from some of Stawell's successful women. 

Friday 8 March, 7pm
Stawell Neighbourhood House (Powerhouse), Sloane Street, Stawell

RSVP Trybooking


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