Welcome to the Southern Women's Action Network (SWAN) website.
We are a diverse group of women of all generations, who meet in Mt Martha, Victoria, Australia, for a few hours on a Sunday morning five times a year in March, May, July, September and November.
SWAN meetings have an emphasis on 'Social Justice Issues" and provide a forum for matters of concern to women. Our meetings also promote women's active involvement in the community. We share morning tea, listen to an interesting female guest speaker, and have an opportunity to share ideas and information with each other.
Membership is informal and new members are always welcome. Please consider coming along to a meeting.
See Events Page for International Women's Day Celebration on 2nd March, Human Rights Oration 18th March and GWV Centennial Celebration 22nd March
Interesting Article in the Age from Nyadol Nyuon, a recent speaker at SWAN
SWAN turns 21 ! (November 2017)
To celebrate this significant achievement we dispensed with our usual format. Instead our November 2017 meeting was a joyful celebration where foundation members and members from over the years shared stories and delicious food. It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces from the past and to catch up with each other again. There was memorabilia to jog memories of all of the wonderful speakers that we have been priviliged to listen to at SWAN. There was also shared laughter when various ex committee members enlightened us about certain organisational 'mishaps'. It was encouraging to hear how things have on the whole improved over the past 21 years. The 21st sparked new enthusiasm for SWAN to continue to inform and highlight matters regarding social justice for women. A personal highlight were the messages from members unable to attend, through these, in fact throughout the whole 21st celebration, ran a common thread of strength and fairness illustrating what is possible when women join together united in a common cause.
Here's to SWAN's next 21 years.