Empowering women with disabilities is the aim of a new program being offered to Moira Shire women.
The Enabling Women Program, run in partnership by Cobram Community House and Women with Disabilities Victoria, offers a leadership program to women who wish to speak up in their community.
Mentor co-ordinator Jenny Godwin said the goal was to give women with disabilities the confidence to participate in their community.
‘‘They create new networks and learn different skills through the program,’’ she said.
‘‘It gets them out of their own little bubble and interacting with a different group of women.
‘‘The aim of the group is that after the program is finished they continue to meet. Whether that be for a weekly coffee or a walk, it really is about assimilating them together.’’
Ms Godwin said creating a women-only group was to ensure all participants felt safe.
‘‘It breeds confidence. It is the security these women feel when being around other women with disabilities,’’ she said.
‘‘It is run by women with disabilities and targets women with disabilities.’’
The group is on the lookout for women who wish to participate or would like to mentor.
●For more information or to register, phone Sally Bate at Cobram Community House on 58722224 or Jane Oldfield at Women with Disabilities Victoria on 92867807.