INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2018
A number of women with links to the Goulburn Valley will soon head to a United Nations commission on the status of women.
Undera farmer and cattle breeder Sarah Parker, who is also National Rural Women’s Coalition secretary and Australian Women in Agriculture national president, will head to New York later this month alongside former federal Member for Murray Sharman Stone, now ambassador for women and girls.
Also attending will be Minister for Women Kelly O’Dwyer, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island social justice commissioner June Oscar and two civil society delegates Pat Hamilton and Jo Stewart-Rattray.
Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls is the theme for the CWS62, from March 12 to 23.
There will be a focus on participation in and access of women to the media and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.
See next week’s Country News for more about the commission and Ms Parker’s role.