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Indigenous Women's Alliance benefits from new funding

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance will benefit from new Government funding announced this week.

The Australian Government is investing an additional $130,000 in the National Women's Alliances to ensure women across Australia have a strong voice on the issues that affect them.

The National Women's Alliances brings together women's organisations and individuals across the nation to share information, identify issues that affect them and work with the Government to find solutions.

The $130,000 announced this week will be spent on boosting the training and capacity building provided to the National Women's Alliances. It will include training across all of the Women's Alliances as well as individual support for each National Women's Alliance.

"The National Women's Alliances are made up of passionate women who act as credible, independent and effective advocates for gender equality," said Kate Ellis, Minister for the Status of Women.

The Alliances include the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women's Alliance, Australian Immigrant and Refugee Women's Alliance, Australian Women Against Violence Alliance, National Rural Women's Coalition and Network, Equality Rights Alliance and economic Security4Women Alliance.

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Last updated: 15 December 2011
 
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