The National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) provides a powerful collaborative national voice for women living in rural, regional and remote Australia. It is a powerful organisation that uses innovative communications strategies to deliver innovative leadership projects, influence policy and decision-making. The National Rural Women’s Coalition believes it is important that the views of rural women who reside in the numerous rural, remote and regional communities throughout Australia have input into consultations about their communities’, industries, needs and issues. Women in rural communities as farmers, business women, community leaders and volunteers pay a crucial role in rural development and are often at the forefront of exploring digital disruption and implementing improvements in the efficiency of regional innovation.
The NRWC gives RRR women a real opportunity to raise rural, remote and regional issues and have influence on Australian Government policies and their social and economic effects on rural, remote and regional women and their communities.
Established in 2002, the NRWC seeks to ensure better social economic and environmental outcomes for women in rural townships, in rural communities and in primary production. The NRWC is one of six National Women’s Alliances (NWA) funded by the Australian Government. The alliances are National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC), Australian Women Against Violence Alliance (AWAVA), National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance (NATSIWA), Equality Rights Alliance (ERA), Economic Security for Women Alliance (eS4W) and Harmony Alliance.
The National Rural Women’s Coalition acts only on issues brought forward and agreed on, by rural women. This occurs through member networks and regular consultation with rural women. It is a company limited by guarantee and has a board of Directors to guide the strategic direction and governance duties of the organisation. A team of contractors delivers the operational activities.
The NRWC invites feedback, comments and suggestions from any women in rural, regional or remote Australia and encourages their active participation in our National Rural Women's Network.