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Public Call-Out For Recognition Of Victorian Women

08 March 2024

The Allan Labor Government is celebrating Victorian women who have made the state a better place - through a digital map that will show important locations connected to the achievements of women.

Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins today marked International Women’s Day by opening nominations for Finding Her – an online tool that records locations which were named in honour of Victorian women.

Finding Her is an interactive statewide digital map spotlighting locations connected to the stories, lives and achievements of women across Victoria.

Her Place Women’s Museum will research and write the stories of an additional 15 women and add them on the Finding Her website.

The public can nominate any physical site, including statues, monuments, murals in public spaces, buildings, street names and parks, that have been named after women. The call for submissions will run for four weeks.

Her Place Museum has already mapped more than 60 women who have shaped Victoria, linking the places and monuments that they’re connected to with videos, stories and photographs of their lives via QR codes on every site.

To nominate an existing commemoration of a Victorian woman, go to findingher.org.auExternal Link .

Quotes attributable to Minister for Women Natalie Hutchins

“Women have contributed so much to our state and this is all about recognising how they have made Victoria such a great place to live.”

“Outstanding Victorian women are diverse in their contributions and identities. It is vital that we work with communities to publicly celebrate the remarkable women in their lives and histories.”

Quotes attributable to Deputy Chair of Her Place Women’s Museum Board Mary Attard

“We invite the public to visit these locations, connect with local history, and remember that women and gender-diverse people have always helped shape our world.

Her Place Museum is delighted to partner with the Office for Women to expand Finding Her with this next exciting stage.”

Reviewed 08 March 2024

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