Victorian College of Arts, Federation Hall , Thursday, 10th December, 2015
This interactive forum completes the 16 Days of Activism around gender violence by drawing together a diverse group of people to discuss the issues of respect and its links to gender based violence. Throughout the month of October, 297 students from Moreland City council area participated in building respectful relations workshops focussing on gender stereotypes and peer pressure and the role this has in both building respect, gender equality and its links to violence against women and girls. By using arts to work with young people in schools to draw out their views and voices JERA International, Justice Equality Rights Access International, Casa Cultura and the Boite World Music have worked with a group of amazing, talented students to develop 3 short films addressing respect in relationships. These films will be shown at this event and there will be the opportunity to hear of this experience through their voices. In addition, the issue of respect and its links to violence will be discussed with key advocates from a variety of viewpoints. This is an evening not to be missed with a key opportunity to support young voices in this debate, and to learn about other work being done in the area of violence against women.
With the participation of:
Margherita Coppolino – Women with Disabilities Australia
Julie Kun – WIRE Women’s Information & Referral Exchange
Sheila Byard – United Nations Association Victoria, Status of Women Committee
Mmaskepe Sojoe – Human Rights Specialist
Katherine Gailer – Visual Artist