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‘Celebrating Women, Inspiring Girls’

The Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies supported by the Global Social Justice Network invite you to:

‘Celebrating Women, Inspiring Girls’

Panel Discussion with Q & A

International Women’s Day (IWD) is not only a time to recognise the role of women as equal participants of all societies, but also to celebrate women’s achievements and the positive steps women and girls are making around the world. Inspiring girls to be resilient to unequal social structures and prevailing gender inequalities is one important aspect of the empowerment of women as equal citizens and leaders. However, in addition to such positive developments, IWD is also a day to recognise the current challenges still relevant for many women in both the developed and the developing world.

This panel of five women practitioners, researchers and leaders will raise these important issues and discuss the situation and future of women and girls in 2014. Various issues including gender equality and justice, violence against women, women’s experiences as refugees, sexual violence and post-conflict development will be discussed together with questions about the Australian and international contexts.

On the Panel:
Naomi Steer, National Director, Australia for UNHCR
Dr Susan Banki, Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney
Rosemary Grey, PhD Candidate, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
Punam Yadav, PhD Candidate, Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Sydney

Kate Moore, Media and Communications Manager, UNICEF Australia

A Q& A session will follow the panel and refreshments will be served after the event.

WHEN: Wednesday 5 March, 7pm-9pm

WHERE: New Law School Annex, Lecture Theatre 104, The University of Sydney, Camperdown http://sydney.edu.au/maps/campuses/?area=CAMDAR

Further Information: www.celebrateiwd.com

No RSVP is required and all welcome!!