RRR Research

WE UNDERTAKE RESEARCH ON ISSUES IMPACTING RRR WOMEN TO HELP SHAPE POLICY 

Research

The RRR Network conducts qualitative and quantitative research on issues impacting RRR women. All RRR research projects are conducted by in-house researchers and at times are supported by Curtin University, Western Australia under a MOU. The learnings from our research has been invaluable and as a result the RRR Network has empowered many WA women along the way. 

To better understand the complexities of RRR life and support the implementation of effective policy to sustain regional development, our knowledge needs to improve on the roles women play personally and more importantly within their community. 

In 2019/20, more than 650 women participated either face to face, or online, by sharing their experiences and opinions for our social science research.
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Social science research allows for meaningful interactions with various groups of people. It allows for complex ideas or unanswered questions to be explored and research outcomes to be shared with key stakeholders. In turn, this creates a platform – a position of strength to advocate from and influence people, industry and government. The RRR Network undertakes this work to fulfil their intended outcomes of supporting, representing and engaging with WA RRR women.

Historically, the RRR Network’s research and advocacy focused on the agriculture industry, impact or relation to women and then to support policy design by state government.

The RRR environment today can mean many things to many people. It is not just agriculture. It can also be small business, arts, health and more. Our regions are growing and they are diverse. The RRR Network therefore represents all of its 265,000 RRR women living in WA and we advocate for their equality.

COVID-19 SURVEY REPORT

The aim of the RRR Ready & COVID-19 survey was to understand the impact on the regional economy and community sentiment around the crisis.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT INQUIRY

The RRR Network advocates for women against sexual harassing behaviours at workplaces. We are committed to exploring practical ways in which sexual harassment can ultimately be reduced.

WOMEN'S VOICES REPORT

During 2019, we met with 142 women to learn the diverse experiences and challenges facing women in the regions, under four priority areas of Health and Wellbeing, Safety and Justice, Economic Independence and Leadership.

RRR MIGRANT REPORT

Report on the availability of a humanitarian migrant workforce for regional Western Australia, prepared for The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD).  

WE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE TRADITIONAL OWNERS AND ELDERS, WHOSE CULTURES AND CUSTOMS HAVE AND WILL CONTINUE TO NURTURE THE LAND ON WHICH WE WALK AND LIVE – WOODITCHUP (MARGARET RIVER), WADANDI BOODJA.