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Let someone else make us coffee and breakfast! Join us in the beautiful Yarra Valley for breakfast to celebrate International Women's Day. RSVP - Amanda at

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress. Women’s economic empowerment is central to a gender equal world, and when women are given equal opportunities to earn, learn and lead – entire communities thrive. Join the AWE Network and our special guests to learn more about economic inclusion, the gender

Want to do something a little bit different this International Women’s Day? AWE co-founder Amanda Lamont is inviting AWE members in and around Melbourne (or anywhere) to an afternoon and evening of networking, socialising, stargazing, sharing food, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the beautiful Dandenong Ranges. There is also an overnight stay option

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AWE Excellence Awards 2023

October 14th, 2023|Comments Off on AWE Excellence Awards 2023

The Australasian Women in Emergencies Network (AWE) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural AWE Excellence Awards 2023. The AWE Excellence Awards recognise and honour the contributions of women to emergency management and

Volunteering Opportunities

October 1st, 2023|Comments Off on Volunteering Opportunities

Blog: By Akira Kelly, AWE VIC Chapter Lead The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council has reported an increased risk of bushfire across most of Australia over the 2023/24 fire season, with reports it

AFAC23 Recap

September 11th, 2023|Comments Off on AFAC23 Recap

This year's AFAC23, ADRC 2023 and WAFA 2023 conferences were a great opportunity to hear from a vast range of people and organisation about research, practice and emerging trends, with topics ranging from disaster communications,

Re-framing Vulnerability: Community Recovery and Resilience in Australia through an Intersectional Gender Transformative Lens

September 4th, 2023|Comments Off on Re-framing Vulnerability: Community Recovery and Resilience in Australia through an Intersectional Gender Transformative Lens

Here is an initial overview of the conversation written by Ashleigh Brady reflecting on the panel. (Writers lens: Ashleigh Brady's pronouns are she/her, and she is a settler-colonial, white, able-bodied, middle-class, cis-gender woman, and an

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Our Members Say…

“There is little to nothing tangible that allows the formation of local state-based networks and partnerships between agencies, which I think is my angle. This idea comes from me being like ‘I want to join a network of women who work in EM’ … crickets… oh wait, there wasn’t one.”

“I joined AWE as I recognise the power of networking, particularly in the emergency management field. Those working or volunteering in the EM share a common passion to minimize the impact of disasters / emergencies.”

“I believe that women are an important asset to EM, and that it is important that we support each other in what can be a male dominated industry.”

“I have worked in the emergency management sector for 12 years and it has always been a male dominated sector. It is great to see a network established for like-minded women.”