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.
The Red Rattler Theatre, 6 Faversham St, Marrickville, NSW
The Sydney Feminists would like to extend an invitation to all ERA members to join them for their Second Official Documentary Screening of Tough Guise.
While the social construction of femininity has been widely examined, the dominant role of masculinity has, until recently, remained largely invisible. Tough Guise systematically examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in western culture.
In this thought provoking and highly engaging documentary, anti-sexist speaker and media educator Jackson Katz looks at the ways in which narrow definitions of “manhood” can hurt both men and women. A must see for men of all ages, as well as the women who care about them.
The Sydney Feminists are a young, not-for-profit group whose focus is on media education. They feel that the negative genderised depictions in the media are reinforcing dangerous gender stereotypes that contribute to wider problems in society. Australian media is becoming increasingly like the U.S. and the effect this is having on the population needs to analysed and discussed.
They have teamed up with the Media Education Foundation, a non-profit organisation that produces fascinating, hard-hitting and thought-provoking documentaries that examine sexism in modern day media and culture.
The documentary runs for 45mins and will be followed up with a brief presentation and a Q & A session.
Speakers at this one-day forum will identify the negative impact of ageism and recognise the potential of older women to live active, creative lives. The emphasis will be on resilience: positive steps to overcome discrimination and achieve change in areas such as jobs, health, incomes and community attitudes.
The Older Women’s Network NSW invites you to be part of this important milestone in ageing policy. This is one day you can’t afford to miss.
Hedley Bull Centre Theatre 1, Building 130 Liversidge Street Australian National University
Education Under Fire is produced by Single Arrow Productions and co-sponsored by Amnesty International (USA). The 30-minute documentary profiles the growth, struggle, and inspiring spirit of the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education.
The screening of the documentary will be followed by a brief conversation, including the personal experiences of those involved with BIHE in Australia.
The Australian Civil-Military Centre and the Australian Government's Office for Women, in partnership with UN Women, are launching the documentary Side by Side and an accompanying educational toolkit.
Side by Side canvasses protecion issues, the gendered impact of conflict, precention measures and the way in which women can contribute to peace negotiations and decision making. It includes an introduction by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, as well as interviews with the United Nations leaders, peacekeepers, humanitatian actors, policy makers and survivors of conflict.
The screening of the documentary will be followed by networking dinks to be held in the theatre foyer.
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.