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Hear us now: Defining moments for women in Australia

Darling Square Library
Darling Square Library
Levels 1 and 2, The Exchange, 1 Little Pier Street, Haymarket NSW 2000
Online attendance available via Zoom

Tuesday 13 June from 1pm to 2pm

Join us in-person or online for a fascinating lunchtime conversation that will discuss the obvious (and perhaps less obvious) moments that have shaped the fight for equality for women in Australia and the change yet to happen.

The panel of gender experts – artists, writers and activists from all walks of life – will have an inclusive and meaningful conversation about the moments that have been defining for a diversity of Australian women.

Hear about the power of women to drive momentous change in the world and the key moments over the last half century which have changed the state of play, from workplace reforms in the 1980s to former Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s misogyny speech and the MeToo movement in Australia.

The conversation will be guided by legal academic and women’s rights activist, Ramona Vijeyerasa, with the panel to be announced shortly.

This is a hybrid event: join us in-person at Darling Square Library or online via Zoom.


Ramona Vijeyerasa

An Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney, she is the designer behind the award-winning Gender Legislative Index, a tool that uses human evaluators and machine-learning to assess how well laws work for women. Ramona’s decade working in civil society has taken her from the slums of Rio de Janeiro, capturing the stories of survivors of domestic violence, to the floating villages of Cambodia, where she supported women’s demands for better access to reproductive health care. As a legal activist, Ramona has helped advance anti-trafficking victim reintegration networks in Vietnam and Ukraine, filed briefs before the European Court of Human Rights, the Supreme Court of Moldova and the Supreme Court of the Philippines and made submissions to United Nations treaty bodies.

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