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Mon. May 27th, 2024

A dedicated digital resource designed for women living in the state’s regional, rural and remote regions has been launched ahead of International Day of Rural Women on 15 October.

The Rural Women’s Resource (RWR) is a one-stop-shop for trusted and reliable information for rural women in the state. 

With more than 300 links to resources and services, the content is grouped under the three key pillars of the Women’s Strategy 2023-2026:   

  • economic opportunity and advancement
  • participation and empowerment  
  • health and wellbeing.  

Minister for Women Jodie Harrison said developing resources such as this is vital to connecting and linking women living in regional, rural and remote areas with services and support.  

“This is just one example of how we are continuing to look at better supporting women living in regional, rural and remote areas. The RWR will provide valuable information on hot topics such as cost of living, employment, training and career support, health and wellbeing, recreational and social connections,” Minister Harrison said.

The RWR also includes a section with tailored information specific to Aboriginal women, women living with disability, culturally and linguistically diverse women (CALD), LGBTQI+ women, and women working in agriculture or primary industries, older women and young women and girls. 

Minister for Regional NSW Tara Moriarty said the Government wanted to help create opportunities for women to build personal and business resilience and strengthen rural communities.

“It’s no secret women living in regional areas tend to find it more challenging to access information. The RWR provides resources that can help with their day-to-day lives all in one place,” Minister Moriarty said.

The RWR is curated by the Rural Women’s Network and is part of the NSW Government’s commitment of $3.7 million over 4 years to support a range of initiatives and events. The hub will be regularly updated with new relevant resources and services.  

To visit the Rural Women’s Resource, go to www.nsw.gov.au/rwr.

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