The Rural, Regional, Remote Women’s Network of Western Australia (RRR Network) is a not-for-profit communication network for inspiring and connecting regional women, with a 21-year history of championing the role of women in our communities and advocating on their behalf. Our constituency is every woman living in a rural, regional, or remote community in Western Australia.
In 2016 the RRR Network transitioned from a WA State government advisory board to an independent incorporated entity, with the support of Royalties for Regions funding from the WA State Government. This has provided greater flexibility and responsiveness, and enabled the RRR Network to partner with organisations that recognize the value in connecting with WA women and who understand the valuable contribution women make to economic and community development of regional WA.
Our reach and influence is supported by a number of communication channels including:
In March 2018 we will re-launch our RRR Network quarterly magazine. For over 20 years this has been a much-loved publication delivered ~10,000 individuals, businesses and community organisations.
In addition to being posted to subscribers the state, copies of each edition are given out at significant regional events, conferences and seminars to ensure maximum reach and to build the subscriber base. An electronic version will be emailed to a further 3,500 people.
The focus is on sharing stories that are regionally focused and inspire, challenge, educate or entertain our readership. For the first time in 21 years advertising will be available in each quarterly (March, June, Sept, Dec) magazine.
In January 2018 the RRR Network will delivered a free calendar to 4,000 individual households; with another 2,000 copies available for distribution at key WA regional events in early 2018.
The distribution of the calendar was supported by two organisations:
The Muresk Institute is a centre of excellence with a focus on championing the agricultural sector in Western Australia. The recently launched Emerging Leaders in Agriculture, Technology and Enterprise (ELATE) program, is aimed at emerging leaders, particularly women in agricultural careers and farming enterprises as well as professionals seeking to expand career options and skills. A flyer promoting the ELATE program was sent with every calendar.
Advocare provides systemic and individual advocacy to support the rights of older people and people with disabilities. As the provider of the Elder Abuse Hotline service, Advocare took the opportunity to reach out to the RRR Network subscribers to promote theElder Abuse Hotline service.
Agrifutres Rural Woman’s Awards
On the 28th March 2018 over 250 people will gather at Government House in Perth to celebrate the Agrifutures Rural Women’s Award, and name the 2018 WA winner of this award.
The RRR Network will host the awards and for the first time in WA the event will be a gala dinner.
Her Excellency the Honorable Kerry Sanderson AC Governor of Western Australia has been invited to present the award and in past years a number of Government Ministers have been in attendance.