The Older Women’s Network New South Wales (OWN NSW) was established in 2001 as the peak body for OWN Groups across NSW.
We have been at the forefront of progressive change, activism and advocacy since our humble beginnings when a group of women from the NSW Combined Pensioners Association decided to do something for older women in 1985.
As a peak body we are recognised and consulted at all government levels on such issues as violence and abuse, homelessness, transport, health and housing, as well as home, community and residential care.
Over the years, OWN has developed services and resources for older women and has written and contributed to numerous influential reports on key issues for older women such as income security, homelessness, ageism, wellbeing, abuse of older people and domestic violence.
The aim of each OWN Group is to promote the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women.
Groups organise a wide range of activities and advocate on issues of concern to older women according to the aims and objectives defined by the members.