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.
Wendy McCarthy AO will discuss Past Victories and Present Challenges: Has Feminism failed Australian women?
Wendy McCarthy has taken on many major leadership roles, including eight years as Deputy Chair of the ABC (1983-91). She is known locally for having held the position of the University of Canberrafor a decade until 2005. McCarthy is a teacher, author, entrepreneur, mentor, change agent, consultant, company director and campaigner for the rights of women and children.
Seeking mechanisms to achieve equality and empowerment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women is a significant priority for NATSIWA. Hear about NATSIWA's agenda for coalition building in our efforts to achieve our vision: "To protect the health, human rights and fundamental freedoms that are significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women, through cultural preservation, health education and coalition building".
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)
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.