Council is committed to ensuring that all members of the community have the same access to services, programs and resources as others.
Council acknowledges the diversity of women's lives, experiences and priorities as part of this commitment. Council's integrated and strategic planning processes, through the Marrickville Model, identifies issues for women living in the Marrickville area across a wide range of planning and strategy documents.
Council's Belonging Social Plan identified the following key issues:
International Women's Day
International Women's Day is celebrated on 8 March each year, honouring women's achievements. It is a time to celebrate the gains women have made over the years and to bring attention to the issues that women still face.
Council's International Women's Day celebrations have been held at the Debbie & Abbey Borgia Community Recreation Centre for several years now, including a breakfast from held 7.30am to 9.30am. In 2009 there will be an evening event instead of the breakfast. Breakfast and evening events will alternate in the following years. Council's Community Development section, in conjunction with a working party representing local service providers, also coordinates workshop activities that are held from 9.30am to 12.30 pm.
Planning meetings for Council's International Women's Day event begin in October/November of the preceding year. New members are welcome to join the working party.
For more information or to join the working party, please contact the Strategic Community Project Officer - Ageing on 9335 2155 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Services for Women
Older Women's Network NSW
Older Women's Network Bankstown Wellness Centre
Operates Monday-Wednesday at several venues in Bankstown. Activities include gentle exercise, Feldenkrais, Tai Chi, drumming, massage, aqua exercise, International Dance, massage, health information and discussions.
Leichhardt Women's Community Health Centre
Sydney Women's Counselling Centre