OUR VISION - Women who are happy, fulfilled and connected with other women, able to support their families, their community, and to reach their own potential.
Women from Wellington's refugee-background communities have formed a network to connect women from each community.
Representatives from each community form the steering groups in each part of the region. Each year they identify high-priority projects for the annual Women's Action Plan.
Top of the list is the opportunity to be together and to get to know one another's cultures. The women have set up regular opportunities to be together:
- Hutt Valley - last Saturday of each month (not December 2010 and January 2011) 4pm to 7pm, Naenae Community Hall
- Wellington - first Saturday of each month, 1pm to 4pm, St Anne's School, Newtown
- Porirua - 23 October 2010, Gospel Church, Porirua.
Please note: These gatherings are for women of refugee background only
The steering groups also organise an annual gathering for refugee-background women from across Wellington, and a mid-year local event in each part of the region.
2010-11 projects include sewing lessons, computer training, driver licensing and craft groups. Leadership training will build on women's strengths to take key roles in their communities, as will the training of women as resource people for our Building Strong Families project.
For more information email Naomi Tocher, our Women's Network Coordinator, or phone (04) 801 5812.