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19/09/2023 – Australasian Women in Emergencies Day

Australasian Women in Emergencies Day Guide

October 10 is Australasian Women in Emergencies Day (AWE Day), a day to

recognise and celebrate women in emergencies and disaster resilience.

AWE Day is marked by a range of activities to recognise and celebrate women

including:

  • Australasian Women in Emergencies Day Forum with special guests
  • AWE Excellence Awards
  • Communications and social media campaign

By promoting Australasian Women in Emergencies Day, and recognising and celebrating the women in your workplace, your organisation can help demonstrate its commitment to gender equity.

October 10 is Australasian Women in Emergencies Day (AWE Day), a day to recognise and celebrate women in emergencies and disaster resilience.

Women bring unique skills and strengths to all areas of disaster resilience and emergency management, and their insights and expertise help build resilience across Australasia.

This AWE Day let’s recognise and celebrate all women who work, volunteer or study in emergency services, community or not-for-profit organisations, governments or agencies, universities or schools, and private businesses and organisations.  #womeninemergencies.

AWE President Bridget Tehan said,

“AWE recognise the invaluable contributions of women who, whether in emergency services, community or not-for-profit organisations, government agencies, universities, schools, or private businesses, have continuously demonstrated their unwavering commitment, passion, exceptional skills, vast experience, and profound expertise to the emergency management and disaster resilience sector. To the incredible women in our sector, your contributions do not go unnoticed. May this AWE Day serve as a beacon, encouraging all of us, regardless of gender, to appreciate, support, and stand alongside the women who continue to do amazing things in our field.”

Useful Links

AWE home page: www.awenetwork.org.au

AWE Day webpage: www.awenetwork.org.au/awe-day

Forum registration/event page: https://events.humanitix.com/awe-day-forum

AWE Excellence Awards: www.awenetwork.org.au/awards

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