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.
Who decides how and where a baby is born? Who bears the risks of childbirth? What role do midwives and doctors have in protecting the unborn baby? What legal rights do women have to choose how they give birth?
Lawyers, women, midwives and doctors discuss these important issues.
The National Council of Women of Australia is holding its Triennial Conference in Canberra on 5,6 and 7 October 2012 at the Canberra Rex Hotel We have a great line up of speakers, a day at Parliament House and a day with NCWA business.
The Harbourside Rooftop, The Museum of Contemporary Art
Women's Legal Services NSW will acknowledge, celebrate and commemorate the achievements of the many staff and volunteers current and past, who have demonstrated outstanding dedication and commitment to advocating for women's rights and representation in the legal system over the last 30 years. At the same time the organisation will launch its Foundation whose purpose will be to provide an ongoing independent source of funding for new initiatives and programs.
The evening will feature guest speaker the Hon Justice Virginia Bell AO, MC Julie McCrossin, and smooth jazz music with a backdrop of fabulous views from the rooftop of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
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.