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WA Upcoming Events

On occasion AWE Network runs events in your local area. Check them out here:

AWE Day Forum

10 October @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am AEDT

Join us online at the AWE Day Forum to hear from special guest speaker Sarah (Norm) Stuart-Black, Secretary General of New Zealand Red Cross, and former Director of Civil Defence Emergency Management in NEMA New Zealand who led over 50 emergencies affecting the country, as she shares insights and lessons from her own career journey.

AWE Women in Emergencies for Climate Action Meeting

20 December @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT

You can join the meetings by using this link:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/86870936151?pwd=dG5LUVJnZldZZVFGT2h5MzRuL2Jpdz09 Meeting ID: 868 7093 6151Passcode: 568423 If you have any questions about the group's activities or want to access previous meeting materials and presentations, please contact the Climate Chapter Chair, Amanda Lamont at info@awenetwork.org.au.

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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

AWE-AFAC and Champions of Change Fire and Emergency Webinar

August 18th, 2023|Comments Off on AWE-AFAC and Champions of Change Fire and Emergency Webinar

In July, around 50 AWE members came along to hear from AFAC CEO, Rob Webb, and Stephanie Andrade, AFAC D&I lead and Cassie Lindsay from Champions of Change about the Fire and Emergency Champions of

AWEsome AWE members!

July 13th, 2023|Comments Off on AWEsome AWE members!

Congratulations to AWE member Karleen Gribble who led the recently released Australian Breastfeeding Association’s Babies and Young Children in the Black Summer (BiBS) Study. This world-first research project aims to increase understanding and reduce the negative impacts of

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Promoting and supporting the contributions of women in emergencies and disasters, building stronger and more resilient individuals, organisations and communities.

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.”