The Fight for Human Rights

Hear from the fearless faces leading the crusade for equality in Australia

Despite taking steps towards becoming a more equal and inclusive society for all, Australia has a problem with human rights.

Indigenous Australians are the most incarcerated in the world. More than 1 woman is killed every week by a partner or former partner. Over half of Australians living with a disability lack access to support services they need. The proposed Religious Discrimination Bill threatens to undermine inclusive workplaces for LGBTQI+ people.

Fighting to address these issues are 5 fearless human rights champions. From the Australian voice to the United Nations for people living with a disability, to leading the #KidsOffNauru campaign which saw every child detained offshore brought to Australia, their resumes are enviable and inspiring portfolios of human rights advocacy.

The 2020 Gandhi Lecture brings together Pat Anderson AO, an Alyawarre woman known for her powerful advocacy for the health of Australia’s First Peoples; former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty AO, human rights lawyer Anna Brown OAM who fights tirelessly for LGBTQI+ rights; Vice-Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Rosemary Kayess; and GetUp! Campaign Director for Shen Narayanasamy.

Delivering a series of short talks, these fearless faces share their experiences at the frontline for the fight for human rights.



9 High St, Kensington NSW 2052, Australia
Sir John Clancy Auditorium


Tuesday 4 February 2020 from 7pm to 8pm


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