Since 2016, the One Woman Project team has been taking our message of gender equality to communities and schools across rural Queensland.
From communities in Roma, Surat and Injune in 2016, through to the Wide Bay Burnett region in 2017, through to 5 000 kilometres, three Roadtrips and fourteen schools in 2018, the One Woman Project Rural Roadtrip program grows every year.
The Rural Roadtrip is an opportunity for young people in rural, regional and remote areas of Queensland to have the same access to quality gender education as their counterparts in the metropolitan centres. The week long adventure will help young people from all over Queensland understand the whole picture of gender equality and further promote the One Woman Project's commitment to equality.
Our team of trained and passionate facilitators host in-school workshops, community dinners and local discussion groups all devoted to educating about gender equality.
We are passionate about young people, passionate about gender equality and passionate about the education of rural youth.
And we want to ensure that rural youth have the same opportunities to be educated about gender as those in the big cities already do.
why a rural road trip
In the 2016 Mission Australia Youth Survey, equity and discrimination were one of the top three most important issues for young people in Australia.
We believe that young people across Australia deserve the same access to education about gender.
Young people and women in rural, regional and remote Australia are more likely to experience violence than people in metropolitan centres.
Rural and remote students have less access to educational services than those in regional and metropolitan areas.
Lack of education about gender has been identified as leading to wider inequality in society, and contributing to such societal issues as family violence, pay disparity and violence against women and children.
These numbers rose with 51.8% of young women and 22.4% of young men in Queensland experiencing gender inequality and discrimination by the age of 24.
In this survey, almost 50% of young women and 20% of young men nationally reported experiencing gender inequality and discrimination by the age of 24.
We are currently planning for our 2019 Rural Roadtrips!
Last year, our schedule was packed to the brim (with multiple in-school workshops and community visits per day) and 2019 is shaping up much the same way!
If you are interested in having our team visit your school, youth group or community group, please get in touch!
All of our workshops can be tailored to your needs and, with all of our Rural Roadtrips, they will be provided free of charge. You can read about our workshop topics here.
For more information contact us via the form on the right, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The One Woman Project’s Rural Roadtrip program is funded by the Queensland Government’s Office for Women.