Women’s Bank – Launch

Come celebrate and support the launch of The Bees Women’s Bank on Tuesday April 9, 2013, with the viewing of a short film on the lives of a group of Mayan women in the highlands of Southern Mexico. The twenty minute doco follows the women’s inspirational efforts to rid their lands of the Mexican military and to set up their own ‘Women’s Bank.’ It has been made by The Bees Video team that PDA helped set up and continues to support.

Funds raised from the event will be used to support The Bees Women’s Bank. Even if you can’t make the event, please consider making a donation to the Women’s Bank. See Details at Women’s Project. You can also look at what you might like to support. Perhaps you and your family could support a group of women. PDA will keep you informed of the progress of the group.


Venue & Date: Kino Cinema, 45 Collins St Melbourne.  Tuesday April 9, 2013

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (film begins at 6:30 p.m.)

Ticket Prices:

  • Gold Pass*: $50
  • Normal: $20
  • Concession: $15

A gold pass ticket means you will be partnering with a woman from the program who will also be contributing $50 to the savings co-operative. The $100 will then go into the micro-credit fund which the woman will be eligible for after the year of saving.

Payment Details:

You can purchase a ticket or make a donation online by going to the Donation Page. Buying your ticket can be done via paypal by adding in the dollar amount you wish to pay (ticket price/s). Press ‘Update’ and the amount is updated. Then to the right, there are two options –  log in to your paypal account (if you have one) or pay by credit/debit card below this.

When you have purchased your ticket please confirm by email to: peacediversityaustralia@gmail.com


Latest blog information http://www.peaceanddiversity.org.au/womens-bank-update/ ‎


 Items to be auctioned: 

Thanks to the Peter Newman Foundation for:

A weekend away in Lorne, – Old style beach house in the heart of Lorne, Sleeps 13, 3 double beds and 7 singles.


Thanks to Holiday Great Ocean Road for:

A weekend/off peak property at Wye River,   Sleeps six



Thanks to Simon Tori of Veolia, Environmental Services for:

Corporate box at the MCG – Sydney vs Hawthorn game, 14 people, food and drinks included



Thanks to Melanie Rose of Margaret River Providore,

Red and white wine from Coward & Black Vineyards



Thanks to Paul Coburn for:

A Richmond Football Jumper, signed by Richmond Captain, Trent Cotchin


Thanks to Rachel Box for:

A Hawthorn Football Jumper, signed by Hawthorn stars


Thanks to Rachel Lowry for:

2x Zoo passes for I, Animal, Melbourne Zoo’s after dark in a world-first interactive experience.



4 x Zoo passes for the ‘Fighting Extinction Tour’ at the Healesville Sanctuary.



Thanks to Andrew Gray and La Luna Carlton for:

Dinner for 2 at La Luna Carlton,



2 x Tarrawarra Reserve wines


Thanks to Peter Jones of Eureka Tower for:

2 x pass Eureka Tower Skydeck 88



Thanks to the Kino Cinema for:

3 x double movie passes



and more announced on the night …