International – Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

Message from the ACWW World President, 21 September 2017

As natural disasters affect all corners of the world, from storms and earthquakes to heatwaves and the ensuing floods and droughts, the Associated Country Women of the World send their sympathies to those affected. Our thoughts are with you.

Furthermore, we call on international, national and local authorities to respond more quickly and more effectively, and to mitigate the effects on those already at greatest risk because of the living conditions of rural communities.  Limited access to healthcare, education and clean water are all compounded by the impacts of disaster and emergencies.  Long-term, sustainable planning is crucial if we are to protect our rural communities and populations.

We look forward to more positive months ahead, and peaceful recovery for all those who have been affected.

Ruth Shanks AM –  ACWW World President

ACWW Statement for the UN International Day of Families

Extract from the full ACWW Statement by Ruth Shanks AM, ACWW World President:
“…The United Nations has declared a theme of ‘Families, education and well-being’ for 2017’s International Day, and this speaks directly to the focal points of so much of the work done by the Associated Country Women of the World…”

Triennial CWA of WA report for the ACWW in May 2017

This Report was published in a booklet for delegates at the ACWW area conference in New Zealand, showing the international delegates what we have all been doing here in WA for the past three years.
It provides an interesting summary of our Members good work.

SOUTH PACIFIC AREA CONFERENCE: 30 April to 3 May, 2017

The most recent South Pacific Area Conference was held in  New Plymouth, New Zealand.
A report on the Conference was placed in the Farm Weekly, 29th June issue.

New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island – named after Plymouth (Devon, England), from where the first English settlers migrated.

The South Pacific Area Conference was from Sunday, 30 April 2017 to Wednesday, 3 May 2017.
The following members attended from WA:

  • ·        Mrs Heather Allen (Delegate)    (unable to attend for health reasons)                  
  • ·        Mrs Barbara Boult (Delegate)
  • ·        Mrs Reina Field (Delegate) – RESERVE
  • ·        Mrs Lois Jones (Delegate)                 
  • ·        Mrs Sara Kenny (International Officer and Delegate)
  • ·        Mrs Pat Twiss (Delegate)
  • ·        Mrs Ruth Clark (Observer)
  • ·        Mrs Helen Gallop (Observer)           
  • ·        Mrs Lesley McNee (Observer)                     
  • ·        Mrs Tanya Newman (Observer)     
  • ·        Mrs Delyse Ward (Observer)
  • ·        Mrs Sue Waters (Observer)

ACWW World Conference, August 2016:

The CWA of WA Delegation (pictured below) represented us at the ACWW World Conference, which was held at  Warwick University, England. Following the Conference, we learnt that:

  •       Mrs Ruth Shanks would be continuing as World President
  •       Feedback from the delegates showed that the World Conference was a great success.
  • WA Delegation members at Salisbury Cathedral after the ACWW World Conference

    WA Delegation members at Salisbury Cathedral after the ACWW World Conference

  • Pat Twiss and Marilyn Hart ACWW conference 2016

    Pat Twiss and Marilyn Hart ACWW conference 2016

  • Margaret Sullivan, Rosa Tognela and Sara Kenny at the ACWW World Conference 2016South Pacific display

    Margaret Sullivan, Rosa Tognela and Sara Kenny at the South Pacific display

  • Pam Batten and Heather Allen at the World Conference

    Pam Batten and Heather Allen at the World Conference

  • CWA of WA Delegation and partners at Warwick University after the ACWW World Conference