Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee

The aim of the Women's Charter Alliance Advisory Committee (WCAAC) is to support and promote women in leadership roles and all levels of decision-making, including business or workplace positions, community groups or boards of management.

Committee Nominations

We're currently calling for nominations from local residents who are interested in becoming a member of the committee.

The GSWCAAC comprises of community members and representatives from Greater Shepparton City Council as well as a Councillor as the Charter Champion.

This is a Strategic Advisory Committee to Council advising on Diversity, Active Citizenship and Gender Equity. Membership is for a two year term. 

Applications forms are below or can be collected in person at Greater Shepparton City Council, 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

Membership applications are open to all. Diversity is welcomed.

If you require the application form in another language, please contact us.

Applications close 5.00pm Monday 14 May 2018.

The GSWCAAC Action Plan

A three-point action plan focusing on Diversity, Active Citizenship and Gender Equity guides the key strategic objectives of the committee.

Women's Charter Alliance Advisory Committee Award

Each year the WCAAC encourages members of the community to nominate an individual who has made a positive difference to women in the community.

Previous winners include local women Lisa McKenzie (2017) and Tracey Sofra (2016).

2018 Award nominations are currently closed

The recipient of this award will be announced in March 2018.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the WCAAC Support Person via email to: women@shepparton.vic.gov.au.

Women's Charter Alliance Events

Women's Charter Terms of Reference

The Greater Shepparton Women’s Charter Alliance Advisory Committee is bound by a Terms of Reference. The Terms of Reference are reviewed every two years.

Latest Women's Charter Alliance News

Meeting schedule - 2018

Meetings are held monthly at Council Offices at 90 Welsford Street, Shepparton.

  • Monday 22nd January 2018
  • Monday 26th February 2018
  • Monday 26th March 2018
  • Monday 23rd April 2018
  • Monday 28th May 2018
  • Monday 25th June 2018
  • Monday 23 July 2018
  • Monday 27 August 2018
  • Monday 24 September 2018
  • Monday 22 October 2018
  • Monday 26 November 2018
  • Monday 17 December 2018
  • 1800RESPECT
    National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7. Are you experiencing sexual assault or domestic and family violence? Seeking to support someone who is? 1800RESPECT can help.
  • Family Violence Hume Region 
    The Integrated Family Violence system - dozens of organisations across the region - aims to significantly reduce the incidents of family violence which is why this website was created.
  • Victorian Local Governance Association
    The Coalition worked to achieve the three principles of the Victorian Local Government Women’s Charter: gender equity, diversity, and the active citizenship of women in Victorian Local Governments.
  • Our Watch 
    Our Watch has been established to drive nation-wide change in the culture, behaviours and attitudes that lead to violence against women and children. 
  • Know The Line
    This website by the The Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Australian Council of Trade Unions has been developed to support employers to take action on workplace sexual harassment because preventing sexual harassment is good for business.
  • Your Community, Country and Council – Aboriginal women run for election
    In 2014, the VLGA - along with support from funding partners - created a video resource to share stories and advice from women of Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities about the why, how and when of standing as a local government candidate. The video features Senator Nova Peris OAM.
  • International Women's Day
    Annually on 8 March, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all around the world ranging from political rallies, business conferences, government activities and networking events through to local women's craft markets, theatric performances, fashion parades and more.
  • My Blue Sky
    Australia’s first website dedicated to forced marriage prevention. This website offers vulnerable people the opportunity to access reliable information about marriage in Australia and direct access to legal advice and support through a simple email or text message.
  • The "Right to Refuse" Report
    Examining forced marriage in Australia, this report sets out the findings from "The Right to Refuse" forum, as well as the key issues that were raised in the literature on forced marriage
  • 10thousandgirl
    Financial thinking for women. Find out about this not-for-profit organisation providing women with the tools to educate themselves about financial matters.
  • AFL GM Domestic Violence Campaign
    Some of the region’s leading footballers have taken a stand against domestic violence in a powerful video message released as part of the GOTAFE GVFL White Ribbon themed round. The video, an initiative of AFL Goulburn Murray, sees players representing clubs from all four senior football leagues across the region creating a collective statement declaring domestic violence as unacceptable in our community.

For more information, contact Council on 03 5832 9700.

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