We are at a turning point in our centuries old campaign for justice for women in NSW. In the last few months we have seen a new generation of young people driving mass mobilisations on the streets and huge online engagements as thousands of young women speak out for the first time, demanding an end to the rampant injustice they face on a daily basis. We’ve see heated debates about misogyny, sexual violence and power imbalances in our parliaments, workplaces and society in mainstream media and it is clear that there is a renewed appetite for change.
Whether we are talking about injustices in the form of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace or in society, consent laws or how the justice system treats survivors, the conversation has changed. We are no longer debating IF women suffer as a result of the misogyny built into every aspect of society, but what can be done right now to change that.
We can be that change. And these women are leading the way.
Join us for a panel discussion with some of the incredible young women on the front lines, working to build the momentum, engage diverse communities,and implement the solutions that we need to achieve meaningful reform.
Hear from these incredible activists, campaigners and communicators directly about the work they have been doing to push the boundaries, where we are headed next and how we can work together to get where we need to be.
Something has shifted and the steady call for justice for women has become an almighty roar. Now it is up to us to grab hold of this new momentum, and join together to realise meaningful reform.
Join the meeting on Zoom from 6pm:
Meeting ID: 819 6448 9889
Dr. Karen Williams is a Consultant Psychiatrist with specialty training in General Adult Psychiatry, and a Fellowship in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She works at South Coast Private Hospital and is the Special Advisor on Mental Health at the Illawarra Women’s Health Centre. She is also a member of the Professional Advisory Group for The Trauma Recovery Centre being developed on New South Wale’s South Coast. Dr. Williams is the founder of Doctors Against Violence Towards Women, an advocacy group aimed at promoting the mental and physical safety of women who are survivors of Family Violence and sexual assault.
Saxon Mullins is Director of Advocacy at Rape and Sexual Assault Research and Advocacy. In 2018 Saxon appeared on Four Corner’s episode ‘I am that girl’ where she gave up her anonymity to tell the story of her 2013 sexual assault and the subsequent criminal trials and appeals. The Four Corner’s episode led to the NSW Attorney-General asking the NSW Law Reform Commission to review the section of the NSW Crimes Act that deals with consent in relation to sexual assault. Saxon was the recipient of the Australian Human Rights Commission’s 2018 Young Persons’ Human Rights Medal. She is passionate about igniting a conversation about enthusiastic consent not only in relation to how this is dealt with under the law, but also views about consent within society, particularly from young people.