WORK SHIRT WALK: Melissa Barnett and Hannah Leu at the women in work shirts walk.
WORK SHIRT WALK: Melissa Barnett and Hannah Leu at the women in work shirts walk. Claudia Williams

Celebrating rural women in the Burnett

IT IS important for rural women to gather and support one another.

That is according to Karen Seiler and a host of South Burnett women who came together for BIEDO's women in work shirt walk on Sunday.

The walk was in celebration of the international day of rural women and she attended the walk on the rail trail from Wooroolin alongside her daughter Brie Knopke and grandchildren Sidney and Ailsa.

"It is great to gather with like minded women,” she said.

"It is great to recognise how much rural women contribute to production of food and fibre across the world.

"I am very proud to be a rural woman in Australia and part of so many women who work hard.”

The international day was celebrated on October 15 and BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm said it is important to continue to celebrate the work of people in the region.

"It is a really relevant day for people who live in our region whether you are in a town or live on a farm you are still in rural communities,” she said.

"For us it is important that we celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of rural people they are the life blood in our region.”

In light of recent weather events across the region Frahm said the walk was a great opportunity for women to come together, connect and support one another.

"We want people to have a chance to talk and know that others care about them. This is a great way without any one feeling any pressure but to come together have morning tea and have a chat and connect with others who have been through a similar experience,” she said.

Following the walk the women enjoyed morning tea supplied by the Wooroolin country women's association.

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