A course for women by women
A eight-week course run by women to empower women will begin on July 31 at the Peninsula Community Centre.
Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch is encouraging local women to get involved.
"I encourage all our local women, both young and old, to participate in the Women Empowering Women course to not only benefit yourself, but to also give back to the wider community.
"The course is directly responding to what women need in our area with the 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics finding a 14 per cent rise in domestic violence on the Central Coast.
"We need to start the cycle of empowered women empowering women to make a difference in our community," Ms Tesch said.
The course outcomes include conflict resolution, values, beliefs, complex issues, resilience, self-esteem, diversity and stereotyping communication and goals setting.
Women Empowering Women will run from 9:30am to 2pm every Wednesday from July 31 until September 18 and is government subsidised.
Ms Tesch said the course would allow for diverse voices to be heard in the community.
"NSW Labor celebrates voices that have historically not been heard with 50 per cent of our Shadow Ministers now being women."
"We need to encourage more female voices and this course will enable inspiring women to have a louder voice in local and wider issues," she said.
An information session regarding course content will be held from 10am on July 24 at the Peninsula Community Centre for interested women.
Media release, 17 Jul 2019
Kajal Buhagiar, Office of Liesl Tesch MP