Brighton joins coalition for women’s day

BRIGHTON has joined the National Rural Women’s Coalition to mark the centenary of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, March 8.

Proving that rural, regional and remote Australian women are just as tech-savvy as their urban sisters, the coalition has invited cities and towns in these areas to share in hosting a special morning tea and interactive ‘webinar’ on the day, with ABC radio and television host Geraldine Doogue.The purpose of the morning tea is to connect women from across Australia through the shared mediums of technology and food, providing a unique opportunity to support the coalition’s recent initiative – the National Rural Women’s Network.

“The Brighton community has eagerly taken up the chance to celebrate this initiative,” said Brighton Council services officer Cathy Harper.

“Essentially, the event is a chance to acknowledge the huge contributions Australian women from rural, regional and remote areas have made to the social and economic fabric of the community,” she said.

“We are all very excited about our area’s inclusion on the International Women’s Day morning tea locations map and we are pleased to be participating in this event.”

Brighton Council will be hosting the morning tea and interactive webinar at the Council Chambers in Gagebrook on Tuesday, March 8 at 10am. The Council Chambers is at 1 Tivoli Road in Gagebrook.

All women from the Brighton municipality and surrounding area are welcome to come and join in the festivities.