2016 Rural Women's Gathering in Broken Hill
It was fabulous to attend the NSW Rural Women's Gathering in Broken Hill over the weekend.
Over 250 women from across rural and regional NSW gathered to hear from guest speakers, engage in workshops and speak with stall holders. Many women I spoke with said this year's event helped to empower and connect them.
The gathering has the potential to create powerful outcomes for regional NSW.
Some of the issues raised by delegates in attendance were:
women identifying their issues from accessibility and internet connectivity and its impact on small business, training, social isolation, safety, banking and education
a lack of services in health, mental health and community services, social isolation, support for small business and challenges for caring