Murray is set to celebrate the first NSW Women’s Week, with three events to promote and support local women and girls coming to the electorate in 2019.

Member for Murray Austin Evans today announced three organisations have received grants to host events during NSW Women’s Week.

The organisations are:

  • Griffith Women in Business will receive $1870 in NSW Government funding to hold a business workshop.
  • Leeton Shire Council will receive $970 in NSW Government funding to hold an International Women’s Day breakfast.
  • The Isolated Children’s Parents’ Association (ICPA) will receive $4,999 in NSW Government funding to hold special events that coincide with its annual conference in Buronga from 5-7 March 2019.

“We want women to have every opportunity to achieve their social and economic goals and this local event will help women do just that,” Mr Evans said.

“I’m delighted that NSW Women’s Week is coming to Murray to celebrate the achievements of women, provide practical support to help them succeed in whatever they choose to do, and also challenge outdated perceptions about women and girls.”

These events are part of 32 events and activities during NSW Women’s Week that will focus on the three priorities areas of the NSW Women’s Strategy 2018-2022; women’s economic opportunity and advancement, health and wellbeing, and participation and empowerment.

NSW Women’s Week will be held to celebrate International Women’s Day from 3 to 9 March 2019. For more information, visit: www.women.nsw.gov.au/nsw-womens-week.