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Invitation to participate in ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26 consultations

The following notice is from ACT Government’s Office for Women.

The ACT Government is striving to make the ACT the best place for a woman to live and is committed to ensuring the equal participation of women and girls in our society.

Vital to achieving this goal is the ACT Women’s Plan 2016-26; a comprehensive strategy involving a series … Read more

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ACT Women’s Awards 2019

On 7 March the ACT Minister for Women, Yvette Berry, announced the ACT Women’s Awards. Emma Sckrabei is the 2019 ACT Woman of the Year; Ms Morgan Marshall was named ACT Young Woman of the Year and Dr Aunty Anne Martin AM was named ACT Senior Woman of the Year. An additional Ministerial Award for her exceptional contribution to raising … Read more

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Healthy Prison Review – women in the AMC

The Office of the ACT Inspector of Correctional Services (OICS) will be conducting a Healthy Prison Review of AMC in  July 2019, and has announced a call for public submissions to inform the review.  The Review will seek feedback on how the AMC aligns with the ‘healthy prison framework’ of:

  1. Safety – Detainees, even the most vulnerable, are held safely.
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February 2019 Newsletter

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What makes public spaces safer for ACT women?

WCHM knows from our previous work that perceptions of personal safety can influence the extent to which some people in the ACT – especially women – use public places and spaces, preventing them from fully participating in the community.

For example, to ensure that women’s views were taken into account about the safety of ACT public spaces (and public events), … Read more