Feature Event

Documentary Screening: Tough Guise

Thu, 30/08/2012 - 19:00

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.

Entrance Fee: 50c on the door

RIGHTS, ROADBLOCKS, RESILIENCE: Older Women Challenge Ageism Forum.

Thu, 16/08/2012 - 09:00

NSW Parliament House Theatrette

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.

Education Under Fire

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 18:30

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.

Australian Launch of Side by Side: Women, Peace and Security Documentary and Educational Toolkit

Wed, 15/08/2012 - 17:00

Parliament House Theatrette

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.

If you are able to attend, please RSVP to elizabeth.medley@acmc.gov.au by 10 August 2012.

Homelessness Social Policy Forum

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 14:00

Myer, 800 Collins St, Docklands

The Prevention of Homelessness and What it means for the Salvation Army


With presentations from:

Guy Johnson, RMIT

Miriam Segon, Manager: Homelessness, Accommodation & Support DHS

Netty Horton, TSA Director of the Office of Secretary for Territorial Social Programme


Please see attached invitation for full details.

To recognise or not to recognise: The place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' in the Australian Constitution.

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 12:45

Theatre, National Library of Australia, Canberra

The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies proudly presents the Wentworth Lecture 2012, delivered by Professor Megan Davis.

Violence Against Women Queensland Conference

Tue, 07/08/2012 - 09:00

Brisbane, Queensland

Violence Against Women Conference - Queensland

Brisbane 7,8, 9 August 2012


How would you spend $365b?

Mon, 23/07/2012 - 10:00

Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Training Room, Westpoint Complex, Railway Terrace, Alice Springs

What do YOU want Government to fund in 2013?
You’re invited to a training workshop to help your women’s organisation:
• Write an effective Federal Budget submission
• Run a rocking public campaign
And best of all, it’s FREE!

How would you spend $365b?

UN Women on line discussion - CSW57

Mon, 23/07/2012 (All day)

On line forum discussion

UN Women are hosting an online discussion on ending violence against women and girls from 23 July – 3 August which will inform preparations for the 57th session of the Commission for the Status of Women (CSW57) in March 2013. 

This is a great opportunity for you to give your views and contribute your expertise on addressing violence against women, respond to questions and share thoughts on best practice, gaps and challenges.  The key themes of the discussions will feed into two reports by UN Women to inform the UN Secretary-General’s reports for CSW57 and to guide discussions between CSW members and will feed into an Expert Group Meeting on prevention (Bangkok, 17-20 September 2012) which will also present its outcomes to CSW.  The reports will be published online.

 Discussion themes:

  • 23-27 July: Primary prevention
  • 30 July-3 August: Support services and responses, across sectors


You need to register to see and participate in discussions.  To register: email csw57.onlinediscussion@unwomen.org with your name, position, the name of your organization, and the country.  As the message subject, write: Registering for online discussion.

For more information please access the link here: http://www.unwomen.org/2012/07/an-invitation-join-the-discussion-at-csw-57/

Examples of the questions to be discussed:

  • In your area/region, what measures have been introduced to prevent violence against women and girls?
  • How have you promoted the safety of women and girls in public places, and what results have you seen?
  • In your area/region, what services can survivors of gender-based violence access? How much access to women have, who are subjected to multiple forms of discrimination (for example, women with disabilities, indigenous women, migrant workers, women living with HIV/AIDS?)
  • What protocols, systems or networks ensure that these services are delivered in a coordinated way?