Sydney Feminist Collective's screening of: "I Was a Teenage Feminist"

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:00

The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville, NSW

In celebration of Women’s History Month and International Women's Day, Sydney Feminists are hosting a screening of “I Was a Teenage Feminist”, a woman’s personal exploration of her identification with the movement both in the 70s and today.

The film will be followed by a relaxed networking and discussion opportunity. People of all genders welcome! Age restriction 18+ as alcohol will be served at the venue.


I WAS A TEENAGE FEMINIST is a personal journey into a powerful, political movement that once sparked passionate response and social revolution, but now routinely evokes discomfort, indifference and even disdain.

Armed with a video camera, an inquiring mind, and an irreverent sense of humor, filmmaker Therese Shechter crisscrosses both the continent and her own psyche in the hope of reconnecting to the power and sense of purpose that feminism gave her as a teenager in the 1970s.

See the trailer on Youtube hereMore info on the film can also be found at the Sydney Feminists website.   

Cost of entry is a gold coin donation. 

2015 Pamela Denoon Lecture with Dr Marilyn Waring - Power and unpaid work: the dark side of women's caring roles

Thu, 12/03/2015 - 19:00

Manning Clarke Theatre 1, The Australian National University, Canberra

We live in a world where money is the basis of status, power and freedom, and yet women are expected to perform society's unpaid work; often to give up their jobs or their careers to care for children and/or for aged parents. This has profound implications for financial freedom and independence.

In this lecture Marilyn Waring will explore options to overcome barriers to achieving recognition and a fair wage for care workers. She asks what options are there to change the dynamic of centuries old expectations?

In 2005 Marilyn Waring was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and she was recently named as one of 50 women most likely to change the world. Her ground-breaking book Counting for Nothing: what men value and what women are worth, founded feminist economics, and she is the global policy expert on this crucial issue. For more information on Marilyn Waring's work visit her website.


For further information please contact Andrea Butler on 0410 257 377, or find us on Facebook, the website or Twitter:  @PDLcommittee

Please register for this event online. 


Lecture available to view online and transcript uploaded afterwards see www.pameladenoonlecture.net

This lecture is sponsored by University House, The Australian National University

Key CSW59 Side and Parallel Events

4 March

ERA has highlighted below a number of key side and parallel CSW59 events with links for more information.

Implementing Gender Equality & Women's Empowerment: Comparative analysis of achieving human rights in Rwnda and Australia through education, empowerment and peer mentoring

13 March, 6:15-7:45pm, Drew Room, Church Centre for the United Nations (CCUN)

Empowering 'Women in Business' through Online Training & Mentoring Forum

10 March, 2:30pm-4:00pm, V Hall, Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue, (at 35th Street) New York

Continuing the Global Conversation: Why we need an International Legally-binding instrument on Violence Against Women 

12 March, 12:30pm, V Hall,  Amernian Convention Centre, 630 2nd Avenue, (at 35th Street) New York

Working with Men and Boys: A Critical Dialogue 

12 March, 10:30am, The Salvation Army, 221 East 52 Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York

Prioristing women's sfaety, working towards gender equality and holding perpetrators to account through men's behaviour change programs

17 March, 12:30pm, Hardin Room, Church Center United Nations (CCUN), 777 United Nations Plaza

Preventing violence against women and girls in the digitial and technological world

11 March, 4:30pm, Downstairs, Salvation Army, 221 East 52nd Street, New York

The Impact of Women in Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Peace and Security in Rwanda

10 March, 2:30-4:00pm, 10th Floor, Church Center for the United Nationas (CCUN) 

Global Faith Perspectives on Sexual and Gender Based Violence: Survivor, Practitioner, Faith Leader and Academic

13 March, 12:30-2:00pm, V Hall, Armenian Convention Center, 630 2nd Avenue (at 35th Street), New York

Vote for Soroptimist in order to support young indigenous women's education

Soroptimist International is an organisation of women that strives to improve the lives of less fortunate women and girls. SIBC is the inner city Melbourne chapter of the organisation, and together with the Dean of Victoria University and Aboriginal elders, the club offers a scholarship to a young indigenous woman each year.

Since the program began, the club has helped support a midwife, a teacher and a dietician through their courses, and these young women have all gone back into their communities and are doing great work. The current scholarship recipient is Emily Ward-Pahl who is studying her honours year in psychology. 

Soroptimist has been awarded $5000 to further promote the Scholarship and support of women students of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Island descent. Winning the next step in this competition depends on the number of ‘’votes’’ received in the first three weeks of March compared to the other two finalists.

Soroptimist seeks your support in order to access the next level of funding and thus be able to do even more for indigenous women and girls.

Please click on the link and vote by 22 March 2015.

Working Together for Equality: Moving Forward

This forum on the 23rd of April will be an opportunity to discuss the Post 2015 Development Agenda and feedback from the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women. 

Email inquiries: B20@jerainternational.org

Tickets are avilable HERE. 

Women's Power to Stop War

Women's Power to Stop War is an exhibition celebrating the centenary of the Women's International League for Peace and freedom, the oldest international women's peace movement in the world. 

You are invited to attend the launch of the exhibition at 5:30pm Friday 27 February at the Canberra Museum + Gallery.

RSVP: (02) 6207 3968

Beryl Women Inc. 40th birthday and book launch

Wed, 04/03/2015 - 16:30

Tilly’s Devine Café Gallery, Cnr Brigalow & Wattle Streets, Lyneham ACT

To celebrate 40 years of supporting women and their accompanying children escaping domestic and family violence in the ACT, and as part of International Women’s Day (Sunday, March 8) celebrations, the event will feature stories of former clients, performances, and will include the launch of a book on Beryl’s history.

Guests will have an opportunity to purchase the book for a donation towards Beryl Women Inc.’s children’s program.  We are pleased to announce that the book will be launched jointly by ACT Minister for Women the Hon Yvette Berry MLA and the Hon Jenny Macklin MP. Canapés and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome.

RSVP: admin@beryl.org.au by 25 February

Celebrating women’s economic ownership through creativity and craft webinar

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 17:30


The webinar is part of an ongoing project between Oxfam Australia Trading and the Oxfam office in South Africa, which is helping to build the capacity of our Producers in South Africa and creating stronger connections between the Australian public and the work we do in South Africa.

Oxfam’s "Celebrating women's economic ownership through creativity and craft" webinar is bringing together artisans from South Africa and Australia along with the Australian general public to share ideas and celebrate women's successes.

With guest speakers from Oxfam Australia, Oxfam in South Africa, an Australian artisan and various South African artisans the webinar will examine how fair and ethical trade has helped improve the lives of women around the world. 

You can attend the event by joining online, or by attending one of the events that Oxfam will be hosting across locations in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Perth. The events will feature products, photographs of our producer groups and refreshments.

RSVPs are essential - please see the attached invitation to view more details and to RSVP.

Sustaining Women's Empowerment in Communities and Organisations (SWECO) Award Ceremony

Fri, 06/03/2015 - 15:00

NSW Parliament House, Sydney

The Award Ceremony is to be hosted by the Hon Catherine Cusack MLC who will present the awards to all finalists and winners.

The event will also include an E-book Launch of Pathways to Gender Equality - The role of Merit and Quotas by Senator Claire Moore. 
More information about this E- book is available at the Leadership for Women website

To register for this free public event, please go to the Eventbrite event page. 

The event is also being videotaped so that it can be accessed via You Tube.

Rosie Creators Award for teenage girls

The first Rosie Creators Award for teenage girls, opens International Women’s Day on March 8. The Award features four creative areas - writing, photography, video and activism.

Winners in each of the four categories will be awarded $500, be featured on rosierespect.org.au and also have their work published in Young Vagabond. The theme for the Rosie Creators Award 2015 is Respect. Girls between the ages of 12 and 20 are encouraged to submit an entry (group submissions are also welcome). Entries close at midnight Monday April 20.

Find out more: rosierespect.org.au/news/award

About Rosie:

Rosie is a unique online info hub for teenage girls, with articles, tips, links and videos helping them to navigate life’s tricky situations. It’s an online gateway, providing information and resources centered around a theme of respect - for body & mind, in relationships, for work & study, and for the world we live in.

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