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Evatt Foundation-Women & War Panel Discussion and Drinks

Please join us in attending a thought-provoking discussion about what we can do to better understand what war does for women and society and how we can empower everyone. This ‘Women and War’ panel event will focus on women's voices that are too often silenced.

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Evatt Foundation-Women & War Panel Discussion and Drinks
Evatt Foundation-Women & War Panel Discussion and Drinks

Time & Location

07 June 2022, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Sydney, 6 Macquarie St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

About the Event

Over the weekend, we saw Australia reject politics of fear and inaction – instead voting for change. As a result, Anthony Albanese has been sworn in as Prime Minister and Labor will form government. This is a massive win for the progressive movement, and it's more important than ever that we remain active and engaged.

Please join us to celebrate this important victory by attending a thought-provoking discussion about what we can do to better understand what war does for women and society and how we can empower everyone. This ‘Women and War’ panel event will focus on women's voices that are too often silenced.

As inequalities are magnified, and social networks break down, women are more vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation. So how do we amplify women's voices in war situations in a world where international law is often too slow and vague? These are all questions that expert panellists will answer.

As we hear about what is happening in Ukraine, we must remember other conflicts such as Afghanistan and discuss the intersectional themes in war. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and meet other guests, so please join us for this exciting event. Drinks will be served at 5:30 for a 6 pm start, so please arrive promptly.

Sign up to become a member here, to receive a free ticket to the event. 

Where: NSW Parliament, Jubilee room

When: 7 June 5:30pm (for a 6:00pm start)-8:30 pm

Panellists: Dr Keshab Giri and Maryam Popal Zahid. Hosted by the Hon Rose Jackson MLC, Member of the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Water, Housing and Homelessness and President of the Evatt Foundation.

Dr Keshab Giri is a Lecturer in IR at The University of Sydney. Dr. Giri’s research has been published in journals like International Studies Review, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, and Global Studies Quarterly. His research interests include women in political violence, gender and war, violent extremism, Women, Peace and Security, and peacebuilding. 

Maryam Zahid is an award-winning social activist. She is the founder and director of Afghan Women on the Move. Afghan Women on the Move creates a safe platform for women as survivors of war and trauma, to gather and participate in educational, arts and cultural programs, outside of religious and political influences. With over 19 years of experience working in the community sector, Maryam’s work focuses on gender equality, women's rights, and the displacement of the Afghan diaspora worldwide, focusing on those from minority backgrounds.

Tickets

  • Member

    This ticket includes access to the event, canapes and drinks

    $0.00
  • Non-member

    This ticket includes access to the event, canapes and drinks

    $20.00
    +$0.50 service fee

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