NSW Women’s Week runs from Monday, 6 March to Sunday, 12 March. International Women’s Day is on 8 March and the NSW Women of the Year Awards is on 9 March.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said this year’s theme is #CrackingTheCode, with the focus on promoting gender equality and celebrating the social, cultural and political achievements of women.
“The 2023 NSW Women’s Week is an important celebration of women from every corner of NSW. So many incredible women and girls call the Cootamundra electorate home, and this week we are putting their achievements in the spotlight,” Ms Cooke said.
“I have had the pleasure of meeting so many inspirational women throughout the many towns and villages in our region, these ladies are across all age groups and come from many walks of life.”
“All of these ladies enjoy giving back to their community with no request for recognition, many work tirelessly in the background as volunteers on a number of committees or local groups, whilst working on the farm, running their own business, raising a family or just proud of being part of this wonderful region.”
As part of the 2023 NSW Women’s Week celebrations, Young Crisis Accommodation Centre delivered their movie screening of ‘Some Happy Day’, a film aimed to empower women to identify the signs and gain an understanding of the many forms of domestic and family violence.
This was made possible thanks to funding of $5,592.50 through the NSW Liberal and Nationals Government to host events during NSW Women’s Week.
The NSW Liberal and Nationals Government is committed to supporting women’s economic opportunities, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment. For more information about events in your area this NSW Women’s Week, please visit: https://www.nsw.gov.au/womens-week