Feature Event

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 

Women's Health at Every Life Stage: What ACT Women should know!

Sat, 15/03/2014 - 12:45

The ANU Commons Function Centre 

This is free event for ACT Women of all ages to hear practical advice about what they need to know at each stage of life in order to main good health & wellbeing. 


1:00pm: The Teens: Under Construction

1:30pm: 20s and 30s: Start young to remain healthy

2:00pm: 40s and 50s: Dealing with a busy life

2:30pm: 60s+ Maintaining your health as you age

Registration: admin@wchm.org.au or (02) 6290 2166.

Pamela Denoon Lecture, 25 year celebration

Tue, 11/03/2014 - 18:30

Theatre 1, Manning Clark Centre 

Bldg #26a, Union Court


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. 

Register pameladenoonlecture@hotmail.com, 0410 257 377 or pameladenoon2014.eventbrite.com.au 

Celebrating Our Women - NATSIWA IWD Event

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 09:00

Parliament House, Canberra

Committee Room 2S2

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".

From International Language to Local Action

Thu, 27/02/2014 - 09:30

Australian Human Rights Commission - Level 3, 175 Pitt Street, Sydney

An introduction to the Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Human Rights Treaty System. 

Please register your attendance by 24 February 2014 at http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=75331. 

Rights Talk

Wed, 26/02/2014 - 16:30

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). 

"STAY" - Free Performance Workshop for DV Workers by Geese Theatre Company UK

Mon, 10/02/2014 - 18:30

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. 

RSVP: Sarah Woodland by C.O.B. Thursday 6 February s.woodland@griffith.edu.au


Fri, 06/12/2013 - 14:00

National Museum of Australia

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.

Registration for TEDxCanberraWomen 2013 - Invented Here will open at 9:00AM 21 November 2013 and will be available from the TEDxCanberra site.

Kinnection Art Exhibition

Fri, 29/11/2013 - 18:00

Jugglers Art Space

103 Brunswick Street

Fortitude Valley

Kinnection Art Exhibition is a fundraising event and auction showcasing art works created by young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists supported by Sisters Inside. 

RSVP now Rebecca Draper admin@sistersinside.com.au or Ph (07) 3844 5066. 

An Evening with Hilary Penfold

Tue, 12/11/2013 - 18:00

National Press Club: National Circuit, Barton ACT

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) 

Bookings: www.npc.org.au  

EnquiriesKate Bosser  nfaw@nfaw.org

RVSP by Friday 8 November 2013