GELC celebrates women’s rights

Goldfields Employment and Learning Centre manager Frances Clarke said celebrations for International Womenʼs Day were a success, partnering with the Good Shepherd Foundation to strengthen financial resilience within the
community.

Landing on the Goldfields Employment and Learning Centre’s (GELC) bimonthly soup Friday event last week, International Women’s Day saw community members gather in celebration of the day.

Some 30 community members gathered for the day which GELC manager Frances Clarke said is worth celebrating worldwide.

“International Women’s Day is a really important day for all of us to remember that it’s only been a couple of decades women have been acknowledged as having equal rights to men,” she said.

“It’s just to remind people that we are all in this together, we’re all supporting one another to be the best that we can possibly be.”

Representatives from not-for-profit organisation Good Shepherd Microfinance travelled from Melbourne for the day, speaking with community members about how to strengthen financial resilience.

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