The first National Sexual and Reproductive Health Conference will be held 20-21 November 2012 at Hilton on the Park, Melbourne by the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) in association with Sexual Health and Family Planning Australia (SHFPA). More information on the conference website.
The Minister for Housing and Homelessness, Brendan O’Connor, will be addressing the National Press Club on 14 November, 2012 from 11:30am. The Minister will speak on the topic of ‘Halving homelessness – how are we going and where to from here’.
Marsh Room, The Roundhouse, University of New South Wales, Kensington campus
The Sydney Feminists, a media education group, would like to invite you all to attend an upcoming film screenings. In this fascinating new documentary, filmmaker Thomas Keith takes aim at the forces in male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women.
The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Favesham Street, Marrickville
October is an important month, with the first International Day of the Girl Child taking place yesterday and the Reclaim the Night March happening on the 28th. Given that this month's focus is on violence and discrimination against women and girls, the Sydney Feminists have decided to screen a powerful new documentary that examines the factors that contribute to a culture of victim-blaming in incidents of sexual assault.
The Great Hall, Level 5 UTS Tower Building 1, Broadway, Ultimo
Speakers: Jane Caro and Catherine Fox
Building on Clare Burton's rich legacy, Caro and Fox bring their own particular take on the idea of "For love...". As authors of "The F Word: How we learnt to swear by feminism", their approach blends decades of experience with insights on how it feels to confront the confusing signals about being female at work, at home and in our society.
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.