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Women’s grants winners

By johnboy - 28 June 2013 31

Joy Burch has announced the winners of this year’s Women’s Grants Program:

“Ensuring women and girls in the ACT reach their full potential and are able to fully contribute in our community is fundamental in creating an inclusive ACT,” Ms Burch said.

A project to support women who are involved in the building and construction industry, or looking to get into it, is among this year’s recipients.

“I am particularly excited about this project because there are wonderful opportunities for women to have very fulfilling and rewarding careers in the construction sector.

Ms Burch said it was pleasing to see such an innovative and diverse range of applications for this year’s grants round and that all successful projects would improve the status of women and girls in the ACT.

Other recipients include the Women’s Legal Centre, Domestic Violence Crisis Service, Canberra Rape Crisis, ACT Mental Health Foundation, YWCA of Canberra, ACT Shelter, ACT Women and Prisons Group, Toora Women and Women with Disability ACT.

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Women’s grants winners
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TheBusDriver 5:41 pm
28 Jun 13
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With the passing of the law on modification to the Sex Discrimination act, and frecognition of Trans and Intersex people, I suppose we’re now going to see demands for grants for them or threats of a big class action?

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Pork Hunt 8:26 pm
28 Jun 13
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TheBusDriver said :

With the passing of the law on modification to the Sex Discrimination act, and frecognition of Trans and Intersex people, I suppose we’re now going to see demands for grants for them or threats of a big class action?

Frecognition: knowing what someone’s freckle looks like…

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steveu 6:49 am
29 Jun 13
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I guess I will get howled down if I were to suggest this is the 21st century, and perhaps un-necessary and possibly even sexist to favour one series of groups over other based on gender?
Whilst the completion rates of male suicides vs females has reduced from 5:1 to 4:1, perhaps some groups that support them could get some money? I cant see how anyone can ignore that statistic and not be concerned. I wonder what the response would be if the stats were reversed?

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IrishPete 1:19 pm
29 Jun 13
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steveu said :

I guess I will get howled down if I were to suggest this is the 21st century, and perhaps un-necessary and possibly even sexist to favour one series of groups over other based on gender?
Whilst the completion rates of male suicides vs females has reduced from 5:1 to 4:1, perhaps some groups that support them could get some money? I cant see how anyone can ignore that statistic and not be concerned. I wonder what the response would be if the stats were reversed?

Yes, commence howling. There are some statistics (like suicide) which show men doing worse, and a lot showing women doing worse. In fact, I’d wager, based on knowledge and experience of the field, that male suicide is contributed to by the reduction of power held by men, e.g. why can’t I have unlimited access to my children without paying any child maintenance even though I used to bash my ex-?

Also male suicide rates are higher because men are better at it. True.

IP

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steveu 3:31 pm
29 Jun 13
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Theres no debate about completion rates with suicide in Australia. Its definitely a 4:1 ratio.
And yep, family court and CSA have alot to answer for, however I disagree that family violence has much to do with that either.

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Roundhead89 5:41 pm
29 Jun 13
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steveu said :

Theres no debate about completion rates with suicide in Australia. Its definitely a 4:1 ratio.
And yep, family court and CSA have alot to answer for, however I disagree that family violence has much to do with that either.

The reason why the male suicide rate has increased so much is because of women’s rights and feminism. Men are no longer comfortable in the natural social order and are having their authority constantly undermined by women. Having a female PM didn’t help, as well as all the garbage about gender which bogged the country down and made it increasingly difficult to deal with serious issues.

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LSWCHP 10:12 pm
29 Jun 13
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Pork Hunt said :

TheBusDriver said :

With the passing of the law on modification to the Sex Discrimination act, and frecognition of Trans and Intersex people, I suppose we’re now going to see demands for grants for them or threats of a big class action?

Frecognition: knowing what someone’s freckle looks like…

You get 10 points for that one Porker. :-)

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smiling politely 10:55 pm
29 Jun 13
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Roundhead89 said :

The reason why the male suicide rate has increased so much is because of women’s rights and feminism. Men are no longer comfortable in the natural social order and are having their authority constantly undermined by women. Having a female PM didn’t help, as well as all the garbage about gender which bogged the country down and made it increasingly difficult to deal with serious issues.

Oh please. You sound like all those old blokes who sit around saying the whole world starting going downhill when women got the vote all those years ago.

Here’s an idea – improving women’s equality and socio-economic outcomes actually has benefits for men. And men have to, absolutely have to, be a part of that process of improvement. Quit your whinging. Be a man about it and make some changes, starting with your attitude.

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IrishPete 9:30 am
30 Jun 13
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Roundhead89 said :

steveu said :

Theres no debate about completion rates with suicide in Australia. Its definitely a 4:1 ratio.
And yep, family court and CSA have alot to answer for, however I disagree that family violence has much to do with that either.

The reason why the male suicide rate has increased so much is because of women’s rights and feminism. Men are no longer comfortable in the natural social order and are having their authority constantly undermined by women. Having a female PM didn’t help, as well as all the garbage about gender which bogged the country down and made it increasingly difficult to deal with serious issues.

No-one said male suicide rates have increased. They have always been higher than women’s. So trying to blame Julia Gillard makes you look pretty silly. There are lots of things you could accuse her of, but not this.

Anyway, men having their authority undermined by women sounds to me like a good thing.

IP

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johnboy 9:31 am
30 Jun 13
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Roundhead is endlessly…

Well silly is just too kind.

Insane?

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TheBusDriver 10:06 am
30 Jun 13
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Pork Hunt said :

TheBusDriver said :

With the passing of the law on modification to the Sex Discrimination act, and frecognition of Trans and Intersex people, I suppose we’re now going to see demands for grants for them or threats of a big class action?

Frecognition: knowing what someone’s freckle looks like…

Brilliant! I like it. I invented a new word, one that has a practical use and is funny as well.

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bundah 10:22 am
30 Jun 13
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Roundhead89 said :

steveu said :

Theres no debate about completion rates with suicide in Australia. Its definitely a 4:1 ratio.
And yep, family court and CSA have alot to answer for, however I disagree that family violence has much to do with that either.

The reason why the male suicide rate has increased so much is because of women’s rights and feminism. Men are no longer comfortable in the natural social order and are having their authority constantly undermined by women. Having a female PM didn’t help, as well as all the garbage about gender which bogged the country down and made it increasingly difficult to deal with serious issues.

Even if that were true,which I believe it isn’t,get used to it because we’re not about to go backwards to the dark ages.The reasons for suicide are complex and varied and it is often mentioned that economic worry is a significant trigger in the middle aged and easy access to powerful prescription painkillers is another factor.

Blaming women’s rights and feminism suggests that you’re bitter and twisted and has misogynistic undertones..

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poetix 11:15 am
30 Jun 13
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Roundhead89 said :

The reason why the male suicide rate has increased so much is because of women’s rights and feminism. Men are no longer comfortable in the natural social order and are having their authority constantly undermined by women. Having a female PM didn’t help, as well as all the garbage about gender which bogged the country down and made it increasingly difficult to deal with serious issues.

What I like here is how you have a little rave about gender, and then criticise others for talking about gender. Top logic.

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gooterz 12:32 pm
30 Jun 13
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Most men would be committing suicide because they perceive themselves as having low self worth and contribute little to society. Having most support programs that appear to solely address women’s issues surely makes this worse. Then the not so subtle effect that most of these groups actively practice misandry.
What exactly are these grants and how, are they different to all the other funding of these programs?

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Thumper 12:36 pm
30 Jun 13
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bundah said :

Roundhead89 said :

steveu said :

Theres no debate about completion rates with suicide in Australia. Its definitely a 4:1 ratio.
And yep, family court and CSA have alot to answer for, however I disagree that family violence has much to do with that either.

The reason why the male suicide rate has increased so much is because of women’s rights and feminism. Men are no longer comfortable in the natural social order and are having their authority constantly undermined by women. Having a female PM didn’t help, as well as all the garbage about gender which bogged the country down and made it increasingly difficult to deal with serious issues.

Even if that were true,which I believe it isn’t,get used to it because we’re not about to go backwards to the dark ages.The reasons for suicide are complex and varied and it is often mentioned that economic worry is a significant trigger in the middle aged and easy access to powerful prescription painkillers is another factor.

Blaming women’s rights and feminism suggests that you’re bitter and twisted and has misogynistic undertones..

Exactly….

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