The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing hosted its 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday, 14 November.
We are pleased to announce that at the AGM, Laurel Sellers (Yorgum) and Justine Colyer (Rise) were elected to the CWSW Board. A warm congratulations to you both!
Thank you to Tanya Elson for being such a productive and dedicated member of the Board from 2021 to 2023. Thank you, too, to ongoing Board members Nicci Lambert (Allambee), Andrea Creado (Ishar), Kelda Oppermann (Zonta), Gloria Moyle (Goldfield Women’s Health Care Centre) and Petina Pitt-Lancaster (Gawooleng) for their commitment and strategic direction. Thank you also to our Chair Donna Chung, for her unwavering service to the cause.
As part of the event, we were very pleased to be joined by Dr Katrina Stratton MLA for a very engaging discussion on the ongoing and day-to-day impacts of gender inequity and violence against women and the important difference that policy and legislation can make to improving women’s lives.
The Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing is working harder than ever to advocate for and raise the profile of family and domestic violence services, sexual violence services and community based women’s health services. Collectively, these services play a vital role in improving the safety, health, and wellbeing of women in Western Australia and advancing their rights and opportunities.
In partnership with victim survivors, sector leaders, and government partners, we have been driving family, domestic and sexual violence awareness, advocacy, and reform and have strengthened our strategic capabilities across the continuum from prevention, early intervention, response and recovery and reestablishment.
We would like to acknowledge and thank our staff, partners and the organisations and government agencies who generously continue to support and fund our work.