What do we mean by a women's service?

Women's Service means a civil society non-government organisation or program that is managed by women, that delivers services to and for women and their children who are, or have been, victims of domestic and family violence, intimate partner violence, or other forms of gender-based violence against women and which clearly operate with a gendered analysis.  

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Membership 2020-21 

Membership is open to Women's Services based in Australia and provides a number of benefits. Associate membership is also available to other types of organisations. All membership applications are considered by the WESNET Board which meets bi-monthly. 

Programs and organisations eligible for Full Membership are Women's Services which support WESNET's Vision and Purpose. Full members are eligible to vote and nominate for Board positions. 

Associate Membership is open to any other person or organisation that supports WESNET's Vision and Purpose. Please note that Associate Members cannot vote or nominate for Board positions. 

The Board comprises representatives from all States and Territories, with up to 3 Board positions offered to women identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, intersex, queer woman, or woman from other diverse sexual orientation or gender diversity, women with disabilities, older women, younger women, and women from rural and regional Australia. Members can contact their representatives and seek assistance on state and national policy matters, funding issues and opportunities, and any other matters affecting your work preventing and responding to domestic and family violence.