2018 IWD - celebrating the women of Calwell

This morning, I celebrated the cultural diversity of the women of Calwell at this year's International Women's Day event.

The event - co-hosted with the Good Samaritan Primary School and Roxburgh Park Football Club - celebrated the newly arrived migrants and refugee women who have settled in the area; paid tribute to the migrant women who have mentored the women into the community and recognised the tireless efforts of community workers in welcoming these women and their families to their new home.

I want to thank the wonderful sponsors BRITE Services; Naturally Good Products; and Nestle for their kind donations and I want to thank the school and footy club for all their hard work in setting up this great event.

But I especially want to thank the women who came along to the event and share their wonderful stories on the day.

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