CWA Awareness Week

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The Country Women's Association (CWA) NSW will be celebrating CWA Awareness Week 2013 from 14-21 September 2013 with a host of local events and activities planned across the state. With a focus on Diversity, Charity and Change the CWA NSW will be actively working to demonstrate the enormous scope of work it undertakes as one of the State’s oldest and most influential not for profit community organisations.

With over 10,000 active members in city and country NSW, the CWA of NSW continues to raise awareness and drive change around issues important to communities across the state. At the same time it has raised and distributed almost $1 million in the last 12 months alone for scholarships, medical research and emergency/disaster relief. Whilst its history and heart lie in the things it is deservedly known and loved for, CWA NSW has evolved into so much more. CWA NSW has a full agenda of issues it is bringing to the fore, from the debate on Coal Seam Gas to foreign land ownership and mental health the CWA NSW continues to lobby government and articulate the ideas and aspirations of its members.

Throughout the week the CWA NSW will be doing the things it is famous for and having fun along the way - it will be a week of sisterhood and celebration, but it will also be an important platform to talk about the things that are shaping all of our futures.

CWA NSW is full of passionate, accomplished and committed Australian women of all ages. They have fascinating perspectives and stories to tell.

You will be surprised to see a vibrant member in her 70’s texting and tweeting faster than her friends can knit one, purl one! Or the 21 year old university student from the Sydney’s inner western suburbs who joined at the age of 17 and has won prestigious blue ribbons at the Sydney Royal Show for her baking prowess. Then there's the former member of the Australia Defence Force who has a Masters of Philosophy in Indonesia-Australia Political and Defence relations and can speak Indonesian, Chinese, Arabic and German. Not to mention the Burmese senior lecturer in economics with a passion for human rights  who is now building schools and creating education paths for kids in her home country – all with the support and commitment from her fellow CWA members. 

To find out more about the activities, media opportunities and agenda of CWA NSW please contact us.

Media contacts:

Emily Bowman, 02 6766 5222,

Laura Carr, 02 6766 5222, 0402 694 470, 

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