我们最重要的关注点之一是家庭暴力，尤其是针对那些年龄较长的女性。 维洲民族社区理事会为包括中国社区在内的很多民族社区，组织了就此相关的专题讨论会以及宣讲会。他们制作了一个名叫Within my wall 的视频。还没有观看视频的朋友们，可以向我们的澳华全国妇女会会长胡玫女士咨询观看途径。
维多利亚州妇女部长 Fiona Richardson 议员正在为维多利亚政府的维洲平等咨询意见书征稿，希望大家踊跃投稿。
MESSAGE FROM MARION LAU OAM,JP
PATRON OF NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN CHINESE WOMEN’S ASSOCTIATION INC
AUSTRALIA DAY AMBASSADOR
I am disappointed that I am unable to be with you to celebrate International Women’s Day 2016.
This year’s theme being a Pledge for Parity, we should strive to work towards ensuring that there is equal opportunity for women of all ages in all aspects of what we do.
One of our most important issue is the matter of Domestic Violence, particularly affecting some older women. The Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (ECCV) has been conducting workshops & information sessions on this topic for a number of ethnic communities, including the Chinese community. They have developed a video called “Within My Walls”. For those who have not had the opportunity to view the video, talk to President May Hu who already have access to this video.
In Victoria, our Minister for Women, the Hon Fiona Richardson MP, is inviting for submission towards the Victorian Government’s Victorian Equality Consultation Paper. I encourage each and everyone of you to put in a submission.
As part of your celebration today, you will be holding a competition of dancing groups and Chinese traditional Cheongsam. I congratulate all the contestants for taking part in these two events and my best wishes go to all of them.
Finally, as we are still in the Lunar New Year period, I wish you all a Happy Year of the Monkey. May prosperity, good fortune and good health be with you and your families.