Women Veterans Network Australia
WVNA is a network helping women veterans connect with each other to share information and access services.
WVNA aim to provide a cohesive and engaging environment for Australian women veterans to network effectively on social media and in local groups.
WVN groups are inclusive of all ranks who are currently serving or have served in the Navy, Army or Air Force, either in a full time or Reserve capacity, regardless of whether they have been deployed or not.
WVNA support all organisations who help veterans and intend to work together to establish peer support networks focused on the specific health and wellbeing needs of women veterans to ease transition, isolation and assist with readjustment problems.
“Surround yourself with people who will lift you higher.” Oprah Winfrey
Women have unique transition challenges because of their role in the military and society. They experience deployment and reintegration differently than men.
The cost of military and combat service is unique to each woman. They are strong and resilient, but because of the magnitude of the challenges faced, they may well need support during post-military readjustment periods.
The number of women in the ADF today and their evolving roles in our national defence continue to rise – which means a greater number of women experiencing transition in the future.
The absence of a network of support for women veterans brings a heightened risk of social isolation and exclusion, which is unacceptable at a time when the world commemorates the centenary of WWI.
All women veterans are welcome to join WVN groups to connect with others, in both local and national forums, for networking and support in a respectful, encouraging and considerate environment.
Women veterans can connect with other women veterans via Closed Facebook groups.
Join a regional WVN Facebook Group to:
- Share information about local activities and services
- Ask questions and discuss issues
- Meet up and enjoy a social connection with other women who have served.
Join the Women Veterans Network Australia Forum to get involved in the national discussion, share information and ideas, ask questions and tackle issues important to women veterans.
With your help we hope to move forward the conversation around women veterans in Australia for all women who have served, are currently serving or will serve in the future.
Help create the future of women veterans today. Contact us