REPORT BACK – Webinar – Intersectionality, meaningful participation, diverse women’s voices in ending VAW and advancing Gender Equality

Webinar : Intersectionality & Meaningful participation of diverse women’s voices in ending VAW & advancing Gender Equality.

The Joint WR&GE Network and AWAVA Webinar took place on Tuesday 20th October, 2020.

List of Speakers :

Hannah Taylor – National Partners Manager for 1800RESPECT & a proud Aboriginal Women from the Kamilaroi tribe.

Julie Oberin – Chief Executive Officer of Annie North Women’s Refuge & Domestic Violence Service in Victoria and the National Committee Chair , Women’s Services Network (WESNET).

Eloise Layard – ACON’s Program Coordinator, Sexual, Domestic and Family Violence and co-convenor of NSW LGBTIQ Domestic and Family Violence Interagency.

Gulnara Abbosova – Executive Officer Harmony Alliance and head of strategy and policy at Migration Council Australia.

Heidi La Paglia – Policy and Projects officer at Women with Disabilities Australia (WWDA) and most recently Tasmanian Young Achiever Awards winner.

Moderating of the discussion was Tina Dixson –  a feminist academic, LGBTIQ+ Refugee Activist and  Program Manager  at AWAVA.

The discussions were lively and enlightening, covering a number of key contemporary areas, such as intergenerational change, access to SRHR , Safety, Human Rights Defenders, lack of civil society space to advance effective policy change, the need for an intersectional framework to incorporate and support the different support needs of diverse communities.

To watch the full webinar – please click here 

 

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