New women’s network launched

Women's network: Members of the WOW network: Julie Watton, CORE Community Services (centre), Phiny Ung, Fairfield Local Police Command, Nina Long, Fairfield Local Police Command, Lidia Luna, CORE Community Services, Estela Torredimare CORE Community Services (middle row),  Darany Khiek, Liverpool Womens Health Centre, Aster Jindau, Salvation Army, Sussane Jabur, Fairfield Local Police Command, Taraneh Sadeghian, NAVITAS), Phin Tang, Fairfield City Council (back row). Picture: Simon Bennett
Women's network: Members of the WOW network: Julie Watton, CORE Community Services (centre), Phiny Ung, Fairfield Local Police Command, Nina Long, Fairfield Local Police Command, Lidia Luna, CORE Community Services, Estela Torredimare CORE Community Services (middle row), Darany Khiek, Liverpool Womens Health Centre, Aster Jindau, Salvation Army, Sussane Jabur, Fairfield Local Police Command, Taraneh Sadeghian, NAVITAS), Phin Tang, Fairfield City Council (back row). Picture: Simon Bennett

A new women’s network will share skills and resources to strengthen services for women in south-west Sydney.

The Wellbeing of Women (WOW) network is a collective of service providers that will enable local workers to share information and experiences to facilitate exploring strategies that will guide the network to meet the needs and wants of local women.

The network was launched at CORE Community Services’ International Women’s Day event on Thursday in Fairfield with women from across the region coming together to highlight the great work women are doing in the community.

It was also a chance for women to express their concerns to the network which is convened by CORE and includes representatives from:

  • Fairfield Council
  • Fairfield City Police Area Command 
  • South Western Sydney Local Health District
  • NAVITAS
  • Multicultural Health
  • Community First Step
  • Family Planning NSW
  • NSW SLASA
  • PARKS Community Network
  • Salvation Army
  • St George Community Housing
  • Liverpool Women’s Health Service 

CORE Community Engagement service manger Estela Torredimare said all the women who attended the event were surveyed to find out what they want, what they fear and what they want to achieve.

“From what we know woman want to be safe in streets, have activities to attend, learn new skills so they can go back to work or purse study and find new way to improve their parenting skills like how to keep their children safe,” she said.

“Our job will be to get together as a network to plan and prioritise to make those things happen.”