The NSW Government has called for Expressions of Interest from organisations wishing to put forward proposals for the establishment of culturally diverse women’s hubs in Western Sydney, the Minister for Citizenship and Communities Victor Dominello announced recently.
Mr Dominello, who announced the commitment at an International Women’s Day event in Mount Pritchard recently, said the EoI process was informed by four women only community consultations, which were held across Western Sydney in January.
“The NSW Government, through Multicultural NSW, is inviting organisations with experience in delivering services for women from culturally diverse backgrounds to put their hand up to be part of this exciting initiative,” Mr Dominello said.
“As part of reforms to the Multicultural NSW Act 2000, the Baird Government has made empowerment of women and girls from culturally diverse backgrounds a key focus for our State’s peak multicultural body, Multicultural NSW.
“The Baird Government is committed to developing hubs designed to provide women from culturally diverse backgrounds with improved access to education, training, employment and leadership opportunities.
“This initiative delivers on a commitment in Multicultural NSW’s Harmony in Action plan to, “create opportunities for women and girls from culturally diverse backgrounds”.
“To make this happen we want to partner with organisations which have extensive experience working with women from culturally diverse backgrounds.
“Ultimately this initiative is about enhancing services on the ground by tailoring them to meet the needs and aspirations of women living in Western Sydney.”
Minister for Women Pru Goward said the hubs would provide a space for women to access opportunities and develop new skills that help enrich their lives and the community at large.”
Expressions of Interest, which are now open, are due to Multicultural NSW by 2 April. Multicultural NSW will also hold an information session on 19 March to assist people to understand the project and the Expression of Interest process.
For more details about how to apply and the upcoming information session please visit www.crc.nsw.gov.au.