Aunty Jessie George and Aunty Helen Morgan are two of the many women
to have played significant roles at GEGAC over the years.
The story of GEGAC is a story of passionate, proud and strong women bringing about vital change in their community.
Before there was GEGAC there was the East Gippsland Aboriginal Women’s Group, consisting of approximately 67 local women (and men) that was formed in response to the poor health and housing outcomes experienced by Aboriginal families across the region.
We were born from the pioneering efforts of that group. Without these women, there is no GEGAC today.
Today, women guide the organisation in many key leadership roles.
And so we fully recognise and respect the equal rights of all women, and that women are to be celebrated for the enormous contribution they make in our community, every day.
But, we also understand that is not the case everywhere, and that women still suffer from discrimination, bias and persecution.
That’s why we’re celebrating International Women’s Day this year.
All staff, plus Mums, sisters, wives or any other special women in their lives, are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day at GEGAC on Wednesday, 8 March.
- WHAT: International Women’s Day Morning Tea
- WHERE: HACC/Elders Lounge at GEGAC, 37-53 Dalmahoy St., Bairnsdale.
- WHEN: 9 – 10:30am, Wednesday, 8 March
We’ll celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness about discrimination, and continue our action to drive gender parity.
See you there!