Women, Peace and Security in 2013: Australia's Role at Home and Abroad

Women, Peace and Security in 2013: Australia's Role at Home and Abroad

As an elected member of the United Nations Security Council (2013-14) and a member of the Executive Board of UN Women (2013-2015), the Australian government is in a unique position of leadership to advance policies to protect and empower women affected by violent armed conflict globally and in the Asia Pacific region. For the month of September, Australia will assume the role of President of the United Nations Security Council, and has indicated that its priority will be on the neglected role of women in conflict prevention and resolution. In anticipation of Australia’s important contribution in this issue area, the Women, Peace and Security Academic Collective (WPSAC) has organized this public seminar to spark critical attention to the security of women and children in our region, our government’s responsibilities to these populations and, in particular, our role in assisting the women and children who seek asylum in our region.

This seminar is hosted by Women Peace and Security Academic Collective (WPSAC)

Presenters:

Senator Claire Moore
Senator for Queensland

 

Sonia Caton
Chair – Refugee Council of Australia
Human Rights Lawyer 


Faiza El-Higzi
Multicultural Advocacy and Community Development Manager, Mercy Family Services and the Romero Center


Dr Melissa Curley
School of Political Science and International Studies, The University of Queensland

DATE:
Friday 16 August 2013

TIME:
6:00pm to 7:30pm (doors open at 5:30)

VENUE:
S05_2.04, Queensland College of Art Lecture Theatre, South Bank Campus, Griffith University
FREE ENTRY

PLEASE RSVP AT
Email: n.vary@griffith.edu.au
Tel: 37355322

 


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