Feature Event

Frocking Hilarious

Wed, 14/05/2014 - 19:30

Enmore Theatre 

Presented by ActionAid, Frocking Hilarious is the only all-women line up at the Sydney Comedy Festival. Headlined by ActionAid ambassador Judith Lucy, Frocking Hilarious will once again bring you a line-up of Australia's funniest women to celebrate women's rights through the power of laughter. 

After last year's sell-out show this year's event boasts some of the strongest female voices in Australian comedy, including Denise Scott, Fiona O'Loughlin, George McEnroe, and ActionAid ambassador Claire Hooper. 

All profits go to ActionAid's work empowering women living in poverty to stand up for their human rights.

Buy tickets online here.

CSW Report Back presented by the National Women's Alliances

Wed, 07/05/2014 - 09:30

Australian Human Rights Commission

Level 3, 175 Pitt St


The CSW report back will allow you to hear directly from women who attended the 58th Commission on the Status of Women in New York this year. We will discuss themes and trends emerging from the negotations and examine options for further action. 

Please register your attendance by 2nd May 2014. 

Housing Outcomes and the Economy of Cities: Exploring Possible Connections and Policy Implications

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 12:00

Father Tucker's Room

Brotherhood of St Laurence, 67 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

Professor Duncan Maclennan will present at this lunchtime seminar. 

RSVP: jdouglas@bsl.org.au 

Julia Farr Youth Conference - Having a Voice

Mon, 14/04/2014 (All day)

Adelaide Convention Centre

Do you want to connect with other young people, gain knowledge, empowerment and skills?

Then the Julia Farr Youth Conference is for you! The Conference is for young people living with disability and professionals interested in empowering young people. 

Speakers include the Honorable Kelly Vincent, Nick Schumi, Rob Gerrie and others. More information on the conference is available here. 

Australia doesn't need a Women's History Month - Debate

Wed, 26/03/2014 - 18:00

Albert Hall

Join Dr Anne Summers AO, Alix Briggs and Professor Marnie Hughes-Warrington, Professor Marilyn Lake, Professor Angela Woollacott and Dr Dawn Casey as they debate the merits of a Women's History Month. 

Daryl Karp, Professor Kim Rubenstein and Associate Professor Tony Taylor will adjudicate. 

Advance bookings may be made through: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=67094

For more information, please se the website: http://womenshistory.net.au/ 

Best Practice Initiatives for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Victims of Crime

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 14:00

The Inspire Centre, Building 25, University of Canberra

The seminar and workshop will identify ways to improve access to services for culturally and linguistically diverse victims of crime, including victims of domestic or family violence. 

Panel representatives:

-Glenn Flanagan, Trainer Advocate/Team Leader, Companion House

-Nunu Johnson, Case Manager, Multicultural Youth Services

-Brian Mupangure, Practice Leader, West Belconnen Child and Family Centre

For catering purposes please RSVP by Thursday 20 March 2014: kylie.woodward@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 5197

Gender Equity: Women, Work and the Economy: A Business Case

Tue, 25/03/2014 - 13:30

National Australia Bank, The Academy (The Bowl Room), 500 Bourke St, Melbourne

This event will bring together experts and practitioners from across business, government and civil society for a shared learning and discussion on identifying and seeking solutions to remove the barriers preventing the full and equal participation of women in the workforce, particularly at board and management levels. 

For more information and registration, visit the UNAA Victoria website.

Gender Awareness Training for NGO Professionals

Mon, 24/03/2014 (All day)

Seminar Rooms 1 & 2

Storey Hall, RMIT Building 16 

342-344 Swanston St, Melbourne

24-25 March

Gender equality is a human right requiring men's and women's creative, collaborative and inclusive engagement. This course aims to build competancies for increasing gender awareness and improving gender and development practice. 

"The two days were very well organised and facilitated by people with firsthand expereince of working in developing countries. It was a very enjoyable and engaging training." Scott White, Manager, People and Culture Net Balance Foundation

The booking deadline for this event is 7 March 2014. To find out more and book your place, go to the IWDA event page.  

Australian Baha'i Community-International Women's Day Event

Sun, 23/03/2014 - 11:00

Baha'i House of Worship, Mona Vale

You are invited to attend an Australian Baha'i Community event for International Women's Day. The theme is "Inspiring Change: Women's leadership and empowerment at a grass roots level" and will consist of an interfaith service followed by a reception. The speakers at the reception are Vanessa Moskal from the Warringah Council and Safa Rahbar from the Australian Baha'i Community. 

RSVP: opi@bahai.org.au by Friday 21 March

Left-Wing Ladies: The Union of Australian Women in Victoria 1950-2012

Tue, 18/03/2014 - 10:30

4th floor meeting room, Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Join the Union of Australian Women in the celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month by coming to the launch of their updated history Left-Wing Ladies. The Union of Australian Women in Victoria 1950-2012. 

$5 contribution for morning tea/lunch. 

RSVP: (03) 96547409 or AUWV@vicnet.au