October 10 is Australasian Women in Emergencies Day (External link), 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.
Australasian Women in Emergencies Day is for all women who work, volunteer or study in emergency management, community or not-for-profit organisations, governments or agencies, universities or schools, and private businesses and organisations.
Australasian Women in Emergencies Day Forum
Join the free, online forum to hear from our keynote speakers, a panel conversation, and messages of support from the sector.
- Margaret Moreton, Executive Director, AIDR
- Bronnie Mackintosh, Youth Coordinator, Fire and Rescue NSW and Founder and Director, Girls on Fire
- Anne Pickles PSM, President, Women & Firefighting Australasia Inc.
Register online to attend awenetwork.org.au/event/awe-day-forum/ (External link)
The Australasian Women in Emergencies Network (External link) (AWE) promotes, supports and recognises women in emergencies and disaster resilience.
AWE has more than 1600 members from across Australasia who work, volunteer or study in emergency services, community and not-for-profit organisations, governments and agencies, universities and schools, and private businesses and organisations.
Entirely volunteer run, AWE provides members with a range of free capacity building programs including newsletters, scholarships, a mentoring program, forums and events.
AWE convenes Australasian Women in Emergencies Day each year.