Category Archives: Public Event

Looking back on RAMSI, mainstreaming women, peace and security in Australian foreign policy and practice

UNSCR1325 13th Anniversary Event:

Evening Seminar: Open to public

Presenters include Dr Jasmine-Kim Westendorf and Sue Ingram

Dr. Jasmine-Kim Westendorf is a lecturer in International Relations at La Trobe University. Her research explores why negotiated peace processes often fail to establish lasting peace, and she has worked extensively on issues of conflict resolution, peace processes, peace-building, and the international community’s responses to civil wars across a range of cases in Africa, Asia and the Pacific. She co-founded and convenes the Melbourne Free University.

Sue Ingram has a long career in public policy, peace-building and international development, including as a senior executive in Australian Government – including AusAID. She has also held several appointments in UN peacekeeping missions in Timor-Leste before and after independence. Sue was head of RAMSI’s Machinery of Government pillar, the area with responsibility for the Women in Government Project within RAMSI. More recently she has worked as an independent consultant/adviser focusing on governance and state-building in fragile and conflict-affected states for AusAID, the World Bank, UNDP and OECD. Sue is now studying full-time towards a PhD.

Event date: Monday

11 November 2013.

5.30 pm for nibbles and refreshment,

6.00-7.00 pm Seminar

Venue: The Theatrette,

Sir Roland Wilson Building (Room 2.02),

21 McCoy Cct, ANU

This Is a Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) Event in Partnership with the ANU Gender Institute.

RSVP: For catering purposes please book with Eventbrite as light refreshments will be served outside the Theatrette from 5.30.

Contact Martina Fechner or call 6125 6281 (Mon- Wed)

Access: Free and open to the public

Websites: UNSCR13325 The first resolution on Women, Peace and Security and RAMSI Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands

WILPF 98th Birthday Celebrations

 

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The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

– ACT Branch

 INVITE YOU TO JOIN IN WILPF’s 98th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

6.00pm (refreshments) – 6.15pm to 7.30pm (Panel and Q&A)

THURSDAY 2 MAY 2013

ACT Legislative Assembly, London Circuit, Canberra

UntitledFocus: How Young-WILPF women are helping to advance the Women, Peace and Security agenda

Stop Violence Against WomenHEAR a Panel of Young-WILPF and YWCA delegates discuss attendance at and their work on:

  • the Commission on the Status of Women (New York, March 2013);  and
  • links between the recent Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and Gender Violence

ENGAGE in a Q&A session to know more about Women, Peace and Security.

CELEBRATE the past by looking to the future.

NETWORK with leaders in women’s and peace-building groups and organisations.

DONATION:  WILPF members: $5.00 / non-WILPF members: $10.00 (to support the WILPF Centenary Conference – to be held in May 2015 in Canberra!)

Please RSVP by Monday 29 April 2013 to Jan Goldsworthy (WILPF – ACT) at golds@webone.com.au

Campaigning for women’s rights national video conference – Amnesty International Australia

Campaigning for women’s rights national video conference – Amnesty International Australia.

When

Thursday May 24 2012 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Where

Adelaide Action Centre, 14 Grote Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000

Around the world women continue to face discrimination, harassment and human rights abuses because of their gender. Join us for a national video link-up and learn about international, national and local campaigns to defend and promote women’s rights.

Our international guest speaker will be Madhu Malhotra, director of the Gender Identity and Sexuality Program at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International. Madhu Malhotra will be joined by speakers on national and local campaigns in Australia.

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A Seat at the Table? Australia’s Bid for the UN Security Council

UNAA Public Forum

with

PROFESSORS HUGH WHITE & RAMESH THAKUR

WHEN Monday 7 May 2012 at 6pm

WHERE National Library Conference Room

RSVP unaaact@cyberone.com.au or 02 6247 4499

FREE admission • light refreshments will be served

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ANZAC DAY SILENT PEACE VIGIL AT NATIONAL PEACE MEMORIAL CANBERRA

To all WILPF members and friends

Anzac Day, 25 April 2012, Silent Peace Vigil, 3pm at the National Peace Memorial 

We invite you to join with us on ANZAC Day at 3 pm at the Peace Memorial (between the National Library and the Lake), to reflect in silence on the grief and suffering and waste of war; to grieve for all who have died and are suffering through war; and to commit ourselves to build a world without war in which conflicts will be resolved without violence and where women and men contribute equally to the building of peace.  Please bring a flower to place on the Peace Memorial if you wish.                       

Further information Margaret 6247 3739

AGENT ORANGE: AN ONGOING HUMAN TRAGEDY AND AN ACT OF ENVIRONMENTAL VANDALISM

THE WOMEN’S INTERNATIONAL LEAGUE FOR PEACE AND FREEDOM (ACT) INVITES YOU TO A PUBLIC FORUM ON AGENT ORANGE, HOSTED BY GREENS MLA, MEREDITH HUNTER

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MAKING LANTERNS AND SINGING UP PEACE WITH GRAEME DUNSTAN

MAKING LANTERNS AND SINGING UP PEACE WITH GRAEME DUNSTAN

Saturday 14 April  1:00–5:00pm &Sunday 15 April  4:00–6:00pm

Cost  $15/$30 families for both sessions, includes materials

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