Augusta Zadow Awards 2017 launched

SafeWork SA’s Augusta Zadow Awards is seeking initiatives to improve women’s health and safety at work.

A $ 20,000 fund is available to develop an initiative that makes a significant contribution to the health and safety of female workers in South Australia through research, education, and development of a solution to a work health and safety problem.

The Awards celebrate the achievements of Augusta Zadow, an advocate for women’s rights in the workplace, by providing the opportunity to further improve the lives of women working in South Australia.

SafeWork SA Acting Executive Director Dini Soulio said the awards serves as a reminder of the importance of the need to focus on equity for working women.

“Augusta Zadow worked tirelessly at a time of great industrial change to secure better working conditions and pay for women and young children in South Australia,” said Mr. Soulio.

“Many of the basic rights at work that we take for granted today came about because of the work of Augusta and other women like her.

“The awards build on her achievements by funding continuing improvements to the health and safety of women at work.”

The awards were launched today by South Australian Senator Penny Wong, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, at the International Women’s Day Breakfast.

Applications close on Friday 23 June 2017.

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