International Women’s Day

Justine FawcettConnecting Community 4 Kids Blog

To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March 2019, Connecting Community for Kids hosted a morning tea and ‘on the couch’ panel at Darius Wells Resource Centre

This free event was open to all women in the local community who were invited to come along, share experiences, meet other like-minded women and hear from inspiring panel members on how they are working to find a better balance.

Penny Webb, CEO of South Coastal Women’s Health and Annette Harwood, CEO of Kwinana Early Years Services led the panel discussions, together with four phenomenal women from the Kwinana Community – Huda, Lynn, Debora and Keth who have all faced significant hardship including being taken from the family, war, poverty, losing homes and cultural constraints. Even after suffering through unthinkable hardships these women are still grateful to call Australia home and the opportunities they have as women in this country.

“Through our community engagement we have worked with highly motivated and inspirational women who, despite barriers such as language, have strived to achieve their goals and make a difference to the community.” said Jane Miller, Partnership Director at Connecting Community for Kids. “International Women’s Day acts as a platform to celebrate and acknowledge these women, as well as inspire and empower others.”

The event ended with all the women holding hands, barefooted and chanting together.