Australian Human Rights Commission, Level 3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney
Rights Ralk: The voices of young women inspiring change in Australia.
The Australian Human Rights Commission, in partnership with the YWCA, will host a special International Women's Day Rights Talk to hear from some of the young women that are inspiring change in Australia today.
Hear from Mariah Kennedy (2013 Young People's Medallist and the Young Ambassador for Unicef), Yarie Bangura (Ambassador for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees), Ella Cuthbert (year 6 Majura Public and Sports Captain, particpated in YWCA's Every Girl program) and Heidi Beck (Head of Strategy at Qantas, YWCA NSW Board Member).
Basil Jones Orchestral Hall, Queensland Conservatorium Building (S01), Griffith Univeristy, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane
The performance workshop "Stay" is one of Geese's most successful programs, exploring the process of domestic abuse with men who are in prison or on probation in the community. More information about "Stay" can be found in the attached flyer and here:
We would like to invite those who are interested to a free one-off demonstration of "Stay" which is being presented as part of the Creative Innovations Conference this February. DV workers and those in related fields are welcome to attend the presentation without registering for the conference, as an opportunity to see an innovative approach to practice.
For the second year running, TEDxCanberra will host a satellite event with TED's TEDWomen on the afternoon of Friday 6 December. We're expanding this year to include live presenters of our own.
One of many TEDxWomen events held around the world, TEDxCanberraWomen includes a session from the TEDWomen event on screen, as well as a session of Canberra women talking about their work and passions.
TEDxCanberraWomen is a great opportunity to share ideas with a diverse group of women (and men). If you’re looking for a stimulating afternoon of learning and sharing in a respectful and inclusive environment, then TEDxCanberraWomen is for you!
Please check our site for information on sessions and speakers, and registration, which will go live on 21 November.
Justice Penfold PSM QC was First Parliamentary Counsel for 10 years, then Head of the Department of Parliamentary Services, and appointed Commonwealth Queen’s Counsel in 2001. Her Honour drafted legislation covering many subject areas, including taxation, corporations law, defamation, industrial relations, human rights, sex discrimination, and forensic procedures, as well as the constitutional amendments proposed to create an Australian republic in 1999. In 2008, Justice Penfold was sworn in as a judge of the Australian Capital Territory Supreme Court. Her Honour represents that court on the Governing Council of the Judicial Conference of Australia and is the ACT Regional Convenor for the National Judicial College of Australia. She is the Patron of the Women Lawyers Association of the ACT.
Cost: $65 including dinner and drinks (vegetarian available)
Dr Jeffrey Buchanan is the Country Representative for UN Women PNG. In this role, Jeff is working to expand UN Women's work to achieve UN Women's mandate through programs that support women's political and economic empowerment and aim to end violence against women.
This event is your chance to hear from Un Women's Country Representative in PNG and to ask your questions about what works, what doesn't and how you can be part of the global response needed to end violence.
This discussion will follow the formal proceedings of the UN Women NC Australia Annual General Meeting. Members, supporters and guests are invited to attend.
Treaties Room (adjacent to reception) at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on John McEwan Crescent, Barton ACT
With women and children making up 90 per cent of civilian victims of armed conflict, International Humanitarian Law recognises the need to provide them with specific protection. Australian Red Cross, with the support of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, invites you to hear three perspectives onthe impact of war on women.
Captain Clare Wittwer, former Gender Advisor to NATO
Clare Gatehouse is the officer in the DFAT UN Security CouncilTaskforce responsible for the women, peace and security agenda
Dr Katrina Lee-Koo is a Senior Lecturer of InternationalRelations at the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
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Hosted by economic Security4Women and Women and Work Research Group, The University of Sydney Business School.
Dr Carla Harris, Workplace Gender Equality Agency: Measures of the gender pay gap: current thinking
Yolanda Vega, Australian Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry: The Gender Pay Gap for Women Business Owners and Female Entrepreneurs: The National Research project on Women Business Owners & Female Entrepreneurs
Meraiah Foley, PhD Candidate University of Sydney: Entrepreneurial motivation among self-employed mothers in Australia: women leaving organised work after birth of child
Marian Baird, Women and Work Research Group, Sydney University: Paid Parental Leave: SME responses to a Government Scheme.
An information session will be held on the ACT microcredit program. No intertest and low interest loans are made available for eligible applicants to start or grow a business. Key target groups include Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, migrants, young people, women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex individuals.