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Planning for the unexpected

Planning for the unexpected

We don’t know when death comes knocking, but we can certainly put many things in place so you can have peace of mind. Planning ahead can also avoid potential conflict. This new, free, online series will take you systematically through what you need to organise, from writing a will, family conversations, and how to approach the dreaded task of decluttering, etc.

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The Biscuit Tin

The Biscuit Tin

The Biscuit Tin is a campaign calling out the ageist/sexist representations of older women in popular culture, because these representations are drivers of the oppression, gender inequalities, family violence and elder abuse that older women experience.

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First nations

First nations

OWN NSW wants to harness the power of our strong and large community to support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders by walking together with them in the spirit of true reconciliation.

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Our Own Stories

Our Own Stories

“Our OWN Stories” was set up as a ten-week workshop program at Bankstown Arts Centre with 15 older women from refugee and migrant backgrounds. These women were offered the opportunity to express themselves and tell their stories through art.

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Where’s Lyn?

Where’s Lyn?

In the lead up to 2023 International Women’s Day, we’re calling on everyone to to ask the question, “Where’s Lyn?” because the voices of older women are being ignored in the design of policies, especially the policies which impact them the most.

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olderwomencount

olderwomencount

The #OlderWomenCount campaign run in partnership with CELEBRATE AGEING highlights the achievements and contributions of older women, raises awareness of the inequalities they experience and promotes strategies for inclusion.

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Peeling prawns, by Melanie

Peeling prawns, by Melanie

From the voices of older women: “Whenever I think about sexual assault I think about my mother and aunties, their hands in shreds as they peeled prawns while the men sat around drinking beer. My cousin’s husband sexually abused me since the age of 11…”

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Hope for new life, by Theresa

Hope for new life, by Theresa

From the voices of older women: “The older women is a windswept tree. All the leaves are gone and the branches are silhouetted against the sky. So much has been lost.”

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