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Making Marks: A Celebration of Children’s Art now part of the UTAS collection

The 19th November marked a significant point in the movement of change for children in the early years in Tasmania, with B4 officially handing over a number of the artworks and associated documentation of the Making Marks exhibition to the University of Tasmania (UTAS) collection as part of their study and research resources.

By acquisition of these artworks, made by children birth to 4 years from across Tasmania, UTAS is publicly validating, honouring and caring for the voices of our youngest citizens.

The Exhibition travelled the state visiting, Burnie, Queenstown, Launceston, East Coast and Huonville.

B4 has also created a range of resources to support the work which can be accessed via the B4 website or via the links below:

Making Marks; The Development of Childrens Drawing

Making Marks visible

Showcasing marks

A “How-To” kit for communities’ to create a childrens art exhibition

 

Tasmanian Women’s Strategy Survey 2022 – 2025

The Minister for Women, the Hon Jane Howlett MLC, has announced the release of a public survey to inform the development of the new Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-25.

The survey was first conducted in 2017 and received 1300 responses. This survey expands the previous survey with questions about women’s experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, and asks extra questions about women’s experiences with the health sector. They have also expanded the general demographic information section to align with questions around gender and sexuality asked in the recent LGBTQI+ Community Survey, also run by Communities Tasmania.

Running the survey a second time provides the Tasmanian Government with an opportunity to identify emerging trends, and will help focus implementation toward priority areas.

The survey is available via the Women in Tasmania website (Women in Tasmania) or directly at the Survey Monkey link: Tasmanian Women’s Strategy 2022-2025 Public Survey (surveymonkey.com)

Free Introductory Children’s Rights and Safety Course – 1 Hour Online

As members of your community it is important to understand the role you play in ensuring our children’s voices are heard. Children have the right to express their views and have them taken seriously in matters that affect them. When this right is observed, adults can support children more effectively or make informed decisions leading to improved subjective wellbeing among children. You can support young people by learning the role of duty bearers and rights holders, and how a community that accepts responsibility for keeping children safe, is in a good position to develop and implement effective policies and procedures around child safety. This course has been designed to help you apply the policies and procedures set out in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child within your own community.

Introduction to Children’s Rights and Safety | University of Tasmania (utas.edu.au)

 

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