LEVEL 1, RYDGES, LAKESIDE, LONDON CIRCUIT, CANBERRA ACT
The Australian Migrant and Refugee Women's Alliance (AMaRWA) has identified violence against CALD women as being an issue of national concern. AMaRWA is holding the first ever National Conference "STAND UP! Eliminating all Forms of Violence Against Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women", to bring together experts, academics, immigrant and refugee women, NGOs and other service providers to develop a national plan for ending the violence and breaking the cycle.
The conference runs from the 29th of April until the 30th. For more information, call 6257 1002.
QV Square (located in QV Building Level 2),Corner Swanston and Lonsdale Streets, Melbourne
The inaugural Moasaic Festival is about celebrating women in multicultural Victoria.
There will be music, dance, roving entertainment, food, an interactive marketplace, traditional ceremonies and a fashion parade.
“A mosaic is a collection of pieces that are different colours, shapes and sizes, buttogether form a complete picture. Mosaic Festival is about multicultural womencoming together to form a single picture of our society”
University House, Australian National University, Canberra
In March 2012, the Australian Government launched National Action Plan (NAP) on Women, Peace and Security, based on UN Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. Civil society organisations made substantial and constructive recommendations through the drafting process.
A special service to recognise and celebrate International Women's Day. The service will include readings from the sacred scriptures of the world's religions and performance by the Baha'i Temple choir. Following the service, there will be a reception and discussion with keynote speakers Sue Conde (Co-Chair, Sydney chapter, Australian National Committee for UN Women) and Isadora Quay (Australian Baha'i Community delegate to the Commission on the Status of Women 2013). All welcome.
Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham Street, Marrickville, NSW
Despite the achievements of the women's movement over the past four decades, misogyny remains a persistent force in Western culture. In this important documentary, Thomas Keith, professor of philosophy at California State University-Long Beach, looks specifically at misogyny and sexism in mainstream western media, exploring how negative definitions of femininity and hateful attitudes toward women get constructed and perpetuated at the very heart of popular culture.
Canberra Institute of Technology Function Centre, Constitution Avenue, Reid
A free information session for women in the ACT who want to find out more about health and wellbeing in midlife! Come along to hear women’s health experts discuss menopause, intimacy, sexuality, and emotional and mental health – and more. There will also be an expo of local women’s health services and the opportunity to ask questions in a panel discussion about women’s health.
Afternoon session*: 12 – 2:30pm - Evening session*: 5:30 – 8pm *Same presentations, different times
RSVPs: Please contact the Women’s Centre for Health Matters by COB March 7: firstname.lastname@example.org, (02) 6290 2166