We were all so excited in January when Caring Mums was announced as a finalist in the HESTA Impact Awards for 2022. This is no mean feat when you consider that the awards recognise people working in health and community services across Australia who are committed to creating a better future. Being one of only four finalists (in their category) from organisations across Australia shows the enormous impact of our Caring Mums program.
In conjunction with the City of Port Philip, we recently hosted a very successful event about Nordic walking in the Jim Duggan Reserve. This event was advertised in the City of Port Phillip newsletter as a part of their Summer Seniors Festival.
NCJWA Vic commends Mizrachi for participating with forum facilitators to deliver a report on, amongst other things, female participation within the organisation. We encourage Mizrachi to heed the feedback and strive for greater diversity at a leadership level.
“I am so happy! … We have waited for so long to come back!” Last week, our seniors and volunteers reunited for the first time in months. The Seniors’ Club, operating every Tuesday and Wednesday, has returned after months of hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions. There were big smiles and laughter.
On March 8 we celebrated International Womens Day - a day when women are recognised for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political.
As we emerge from our months in lockdown, Caring Mums is excited to be able to finally connect with our mums in person. It has been a huge learning curve for all of us. We now need to ensure that these new learnings are not overlooked.
Thank you, The Australian Jewish News, for following up on your investigation “which uncovered alarming experiences of gender inequality and harassment in Jewish organisations”. This important article highlighted our work in the Gender Equality space – in particular our Gender Equality Pledge and the #MakeSpaceForHer campaign.
Acknowledgement of Traditional Owners NCJWA Vic would like to acknowledge the Boon Wurrung and the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations and all traditional owners of the land that is Australia. We recognise the traditional owners' continuing connection to the land, waterways and community. We pay respect to Elders past and present, and we acknowledge their stories, traditions and living cultures. As Jewish women, we specifically honour and acknowledge First Nations’ women who, like our matriarchs, are strong, brave, determined and resilient.