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At the Office for Women we often hear about initiatives, programs and events that are of benefit to women. In order to enhance the lives of South Australian women, we regularly collect and mail out links to these items in our Office for Women eNews. This eNews is open to members of the community with an interest in promoting women's empowerment and inclusion.

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Office for Women eNews - NAIDOC week

Office for Women eNews - NAIDOC week

Office for Women eNews - NAIDOC week

Centre photograph credit: Aunty Colleen Strangways – Nharla Photography
Far left photograph credit: Karen Waller Photography

Thursday, 12 July 2018

NAIDOC week runs from 8 - 15 July 2018, and this year has the theme Because of Her - We Can!

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia in July every year to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year’s NAIDOC theme Because of Her, We Can gives respect and honour to the strength and resilience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait women in our communities who have contributed positively to the current lived experiences and dreams of Aboriginal women.

The Office for Women acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women for their input and impact within the communities through their achievements both professionally and personally.

Click here to learn about some inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women on the Women's Information Service Facebook page.

Click here to learn more about NAIDOC week.

Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

Office for Women eNews - 40 Years of the Women's Information Service

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Today, on 10 July 2018, the Women's Information Service celebrates 40 years of continuous service to the women of South Australia.

Over the past 40 years, the service has provided a free information, referral and support service for all women in South Australia. Being the first of its kind in Australia, it inspired the establishment of other women’s information service providers across Australia. Today WIS remains the longest running service of this nature in Australia.

WIS began as the Women’s Information Switchboard, originally located in the Institute Building on Kintore Ave and was opened by the then South Australian Premier Don Dunstan on 10 July 1978. In 1995 the Switchboard was renamed the Women’s information Service and relocated to Station Arcade in 1997. WIS is currently located at 101 Grenfell Street.

Over the years WIS has adapted to changing social and technological conditions in order to provide the best possible service to South Australian women, including joining popular social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These accounts are proving ever more popular and are a great way to keep up with the workings of WIS and policy partners the Office for Women. Click on the links below to see what WIS and OFW are up to, and keep up to date with initiatives for women in South Australia.

Congratulations to WIS on 40 years of continuous service, and thank you to all the volunteers and staff that have played such an integral part in the workings of the service over that time.

Stay tuned to the WIS social media channels for more celebrations over the next few months!

Office for Women eNews - 5 July 2018

Office for Women eNews - 5 July 2018

Office for Women eNews - 5 July 2018

Welcome to the Office for Women eNews bulletin. Keep reading for all the details on upcoming events and initiatives for SA women!

Click on the below headings to jump to a section:

FYI
Events
Training
Opportunities

FYI

NAIDOC week - 'Because of her, we can!'

NAIDOC week runs from 7-15 July and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and peoples in Australia. This year's theme is 'Because of her, we can!' highlighting the significant contributions Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women make to our communities.

NAIDOC Week is a good time to reflect on the ways we engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the first peoples of Australia. A range of national and state initiatives are being held to support NAIDOC week - find out more at the links below:

Click here to view the national NAIDOC week website. This website features an events guide which you can use to find events happening near you.

NAIDOC SA manage 5 major South Australian NAIDOC week events. Click here to find out more about NAIDOC SA.

You may also wish to have a look at the Reconciliation SA website.

WESNET Technology safety summit - early bird registration extended

The 3rd WESNET Technology Safety Summit is coming up on 6-7 September 2018.

The Technology Summit brings together speakers who are leading the world in understanding and navigating the intersection of domestic violence and sexual assault and technology. Presentations will include:

  • How technology is used to harm victims – from social media and other online spaces to traditional technology such as location tracking and smartphone surveillance.
  • How workers can help survivors strategise for safety without having to give up their technology.
  • How digital evidence can be collected to hold perpetrators accountable.
  • Current legislation on technology-facilitated abuse and protections available for victims.
  • Emerging issues such as technology privacy and security and its bearing on survivors of violence against women.

Early bird registration has been extended to 7 July 2018, so get in quick!

Click here to find out more about the WESNET Technology Safety Summit.

Surrogacy laws consultation closing

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) is holding a consultation inviting South Australians to have their say about surrogacy laws in this state which are contained in Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA).

SALRI wants to hear from anyone who has views on how these laws work in practice, and whether they need reform or improvement.  They are particularly interested in the views of anyone who has made surrogacy agreements in South Australia as well as commissioning or intending parents and surrogates.

The consultation closes this Friday 6 July so make sure you add your views if you wish to do so. You can take the survey provided or add your own comments as part of the discussion.

Click here to find out more about the YourSAy consultation on surrogacy laws in South Australia.

Pathways to Empowerment course for women who have experienced domestic violence

The Zahra Foundation are running their popular program 'Pathways to Empowerment' in the Southern and Central regions of Adelaide in Term 3 2018. This 8-week program is for women who have experienced domestic violence, and focuses on:

  • Connection - Reconnecting with yourself, other women and the community
  • Empowerment - A chance to work out what matter, how you want to live your life and the practical steps to take to achieve this.
  • Pathways - Get information and support to find your path into work, study, volunteering and getting your financial situation back on track.

Activities will guide participants to think about their hopes, values and skills; and provide information and support if participants are interested in moving into study or employment.

To register or find out more, please contact the Zahra Foundation on (08) 8352 1889, or email admin@zahrafoundation.org.au.

Winnovation Awards

The 2018 Winnovation Awards are now open for nominations. The Winnovation Awards showcase and celebrate the successes of female innovators changing the game in South Australia. These Awards also recognise businesses who support our state's innovative women.

The Winnovation Awards are open to South Australian female residents and businesses actively supporting their South Australian employees. To be eligible to enter you (or a representative of your organisation) must be a current financial member of Women In Innovation SA. To find out more about the Awards, visit the website.

Nominations close 30 July 2018.

Women of MYSA

Popular program Women of Multicultural Youth SA (MYSA) is returning in the second half of 2018, beginning 7 July. This program aims to empower women to create change - for themselves, the people in their community, and in the environment around them. Join with other women in laughter, lifting others and building confidence.

For more information on the Women of MYSA program, please contact Mimona Abdalla at mimona@mysa.com.au or call (08) 8212 0085.

National inquiry into workplace sexual harassment announced

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins has announced a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces to be undertaken by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC). The year long inquiry will consider the economic impact of sexual harassment, the drivers of these behaviours and the adequacy of the existing legal framework.

The inquiry will speak with individuals and organisations across Australia about their experiences. It will identify examples of existing good practice and make recommendations for change, providing a way forward for preventing sexual harassment in the workplace.

The fourth AHRC survey into workplace sexual harassment is currently underway, and will use the findings to identify the scale and nature of the problem across a range of industry sectors.

Harmony Alliance Survey for Migrant and Refugee Women

Australia's national migrant and refugee women's organisation the Harmony Alliance are conducting a survey to better understanding the issues of importance to women from migrant and refugee backgrounds. This survey is open to anyone living in Australia over the age of 18 years old who identifies as a woman from migrant or refugee background.

The survey is available in English, Arabic, Dari, Simplified Chinese, Somali, and Vietnamese. Participation is voluntary and it is estimated the survey will take 15-20 minutes to complete.

To take the Harmony Alliance survey click here.

The survey closes 11 July 2018.

Nominations open for the 2018 Human Rights Awards

The Human Rights Awards are the pinnacle of human rights recognition in Australia. Each year we are proud to recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals and organisations in promoting and protecting human rights and freedoms.

This year new Award category has been introduced to recognise the contribution of local, state, territory and federal government bodies to the advancement and protection of human rights in Australia.

Previous winners of the prestigious Human Rights Medal include Pat Anderson, Peter Greste, Eddie Mabo, Rt Hon Malcom Fraser, Ian Thorpe, Jeremy Jones, Professor Fred Hollows, Sister Clare Condon and Dorothy Hoddinott.

The Commission this year has introduced a new award category to recognise a local, state, territory or federal government body that has contributed to the advancement and protection of human rights.

There are nine award categories. They are:

  • Human Rights Medal
  • Young People’s Human Rights Medal
  • Business Award
  • Government Award
  • Racism. It Stops With Me Award
  • Media Award
  • Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award
  • Community Organisation Award
  • Law Award

The Office for Women encourages you to nominate women for these prestigious awards!

Further details and nomination forms are available on the Human Rights Awards website.

Nominations close 5 August 2018.

Zahra Foundation Financial Counsellor at the Women's Information Service

The Zahra Foundation Outreach at the Women’s Information Service (WIS) provides women affected by domestic and family violence with the chance to meet with a specialist financial counsellor.

The outreach service is available at WIS on Thursdays from 10am to 4pm. Women are welcome to visit or phone WIS and chat to the Financial Counsellor while she is onsite. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with the Zahra Foundation office by phoning 08 8352 1889.

Visit the Women's Information Service website for more information.

Women's Yarnin' Circle

Neporendi Aboriginal Forum regularly hold the Women's Yarnin' Circle for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to come along, have a cuppa and share a yarn. Attendees also get to join in with some crafts and lunch.

To find out when next Women's Yarnin' Circle sessions are visit the Facebook page or phone Neporendi on 8322 1120.

Events

Business Chicks 'After Hours' networking evening

Business Chicks is Australia’s largest and most influential community for women. On 25 September 2018, join Business Chicks from across the state at a fun networking night with drinks and nibbles.

Despite the name, Business Chicks is not only for women in ‘business’ or women who own their own businesses, it's about helping all women to play a bigger game. Whether you’re running your own show, surrounded by others in an office, or just missing a sense of connection and support, Business Chicks is all about giving you the tools you need to propel yourself and your businesses forward.

Date: 25 September 2018
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: National Wine Centre, cnr Hackney Road and North Terrace, Adelaide

Join in for a night of getting to know the incredible women in our community. You never know who you'll meet!

Click here to book tickets for Business Chicks networking evening.

Symposium - Changing Attitudes and Creating Safer Communities

The Women’s Legal Service (SA) and Soroptimist Torrens would like to invite you to a symposium titled 'Changing Attitudes & Creating Safer Communities'. The full day event on 2 August 2018 will showcase grassroots programs and initiatives that focus on building safer communities in South Australia.

The objective is to look at the creative and innovative ways programs are supporting women, young people and families to be safe from violence. Guest speakers include Natasha Stott-Despoja (Chair of Our Watch), 'human durability' speaker Derrick McManus, and Chief Magistrate Jay McGrath.

In addition to guest speakers, there will be representatives from various organisations across the state. Service representatives will be on Q&A panels covering the following topics - 1) Young People (school programs/centres), 2) Homelessness (Older women/DV shelters) and 3) Criminal offending/Perpetrators of violence.

The jam-packed day will be a hybrid of information sharing, reflection and networking. Through panel discussions attendees will hear about what other people are doing, what challenges they have faced, what has worked, and what hasn’t.

Morning tea and a buffet lunch will be provided on the day for everyone to enjoy.

Date: 2 August 2018
Time: 9:30am - 4pm
Venue: Bradley Forum, L5, Hawke Building, UniSA CityWest Campus, North Terrace, Adelaide

Click here to book tickets for the Changing Attitudes and Creating Safer Communities symposium.

Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service Community Quiz Night

You are invited to a quiz night supporting the Eastern Adelaide Domestic Violence Service. Come along and support this community organisation to assist women's safety and wellbeing.

Date: 26 October 2018
Venue: Sfera's Park Suites & Convention Centre, 191 Reservoir Road, Modbury

The event is hosted by John Gardner MP and Dr RIchard Harvey MP. For more information please contact the Newland Electorate Office on 8264 4482.

Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting the World

The Australia Day Council of South Australia is partnering with the Office for Women to create a showcase event called ‘Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting The World’. This event is a forum of Inspiring South Australian Women who are committed to making a difference in the world through their service and work. It is a new event for the Australia Day Council of South Australia and is one of the signature events in their 2018/2019 calendar.

Hear from a range of speakers as they discuss their personal background and influences in their formation as a leader, the driving forces behind their work, and how they believe they are making an impact in the world. Join us as we inspire emerging and existing leaders and to demonstrate the influence of women from diverse backgrounds.

The event is open to all - we would love to see women and men from diverse communities and industries attending.

Come along to hear from the following inspiring women:

  • Jane Sloane: Director, Women’s Empowerment Program – The Asia Foundation
  • Dr Gill Hicks AM MBE: 2015 Australian of the Year (South Australia) and Founder of not for profit M.A.D. For Peace
  • Flavia Tata Nardini: Chief Executive Officer – Fleet Space Technologies
  • Tammy Barton: Founder and Director – My Budget
  • Minerva Nasser-Eddine: Director, Al Hikma – Middle East Advisory agency and Visiting Research Fellow – University of Adelaide
  • Gabrielle Kelly: Director, SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre
  • Kirstie Parker: Yuwallari woman and Director, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation – SA Government
  • Christine Molitor: Chief Executive Officer – Scope Global

Date: Monday 13 August 2018
Venue: National Wine Centre, corner Hackney Road and North Terrace Adelaide
Time: 4:45pm for 5pm start, until 8pm
TicketsClick here to book now for South Australian Women Impacting the World as tickets will sell quickly!

This event is proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia in partnership with the Office for Women.

For more information please contact Emma Chidlow, General Manager Events and Programs by emailing emma.chidlow@sa.gov.au or telephone (08) 8463 5439.

#metoo #whatsnext - Festival of Ideas session

The program has now been announced for the Adelaide Festival of Ideas. Journalist Nina Funnell and commentator Jane Caro will be joining forces for a panel discussion on the state of play concerning the #metoo movement. How do we have this conversation and do it well? Where to from here? Join Nina and Jane for a gloves-off discussion on where next for the #metoo campaign. Has anything really changed? Are women’s voices really being heard? Are the media still prioritising men’s voices?

Date: Sunday 15 July 2018
Time: 10.30am - 11.20am
Venue: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences building (room G030), adjacent SAHMRI, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: No cost, please arrive early to get a seat

https://adelaidefestivalofideas.com.au/sessions/metoowhatsnext/

SA Women in Risk - Diversity Around Us - Why risk management needs to change

Generation X, Y, Z, Baby Boomers, Multiculturalism, Disability, LGBTI and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. These changes are part of us, our families, friends and the workplace. So how is risk management coping? What changes are being made to better understand the context, identify and assess any emerging risks or changes in existing risks, and then manage those risks.

The SA Chapter of RMIA is pleased to invite you to a great panel discussion on how risk management needs to change to respond and anticipate our changing community. Everyone is welcome!

Come and join the panel to discuss:

  • What changes are you seeing in the workplace and community as a result of diversity?
  • Is risk management coping with diversity?
  • What needs to change in risk management to respond to increasing diversity?

Panel Members

  • Kirsten Bickendorf - CEO - Australian Refugee Association
  • Robyn Burton - Diversity Project Manager - ECH
  • Helen Connolly - Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Rebecca Wilson - Senior Manager Group Risk and Compliance - RAA

Venue: PwC, Level 11, 70 Franklin Street, Adelaide
Date: 25 July 2018
Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Click here to register for the SA Women in Risk event.

National Child Protection Summit 2018

The National Child Protection Summit 2018 will be held by KWY in Adelaide in December 2018. Early bird tickets are now available and tickets are tax deductible.

The Summit will discuss and showcase practical initiatives and generate frank and fearless discussions on the challenges many organisations face in managing child protection systems and seek to find better ways for organisational, community and family engagement strategies and requirements to increase the safety for children across Australia. You will be joining fellow industry leaders, including people from communities, stakeholders, policy makers, sector experts and related professionals alike.

Date: December 5-7 2018
Venue: Pullman Hotel, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide

Click here to view the child protection summit webpage which includes a list of speakers and running sheet.

Training

Supporting Resilient Workers: Addressing vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout

A course is being held for community workers and those working with traumatised people, to provide them with the skills to cope with this difficult work. Workers will come away equipped to recognise and address their own experiences in the workplace and support colleagues and their organisation to recognise and manage these very common effects of working with trauma. The training draws on learning around vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue and burnout as well as post-trauma growth.

At this time this course is planned for the following regions:

Whyalla
Westlands Hotel, 100 McDouall Stuart Ave, Whyalla Norrie
Tuesday 16 October, 2018 - 9.30 – 4pm

Port Lincoln
Port Lincoln Hotel, 1 Lincoln Highway, Pt Lincoln
Thursday 18 October, 2018 - 9.30 – 4pm

To book please contact Fiona Meade on 0452 040 997 or email fionameade@outlook.com.

    Opportunities

    Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    The 2018 Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship round is now open. The Scholarship, valued at up to $25,000, provides financial support for a woman to undertake an investigation of social problems and/or a study in the field of social science in Australia and overseas. The research must be relevant to social conditions in South Australia and capable of being applied for the benefit of the State.

    Past recipients have researched social issues including: Increasing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families; accommodation and facilities for mothers and babies in prisons; drink spiking; barriers to university entrance and anorexia nervosa.

    Women aged between 20 and 35 who live in South Australia are eligible to apply. The research project must involve research both in Australia and overseas.

    Applications for the Scholarship close on Monday 3 September 2018 at midnight.

    If you are interested in applying, further information and the online application form is available at:

    https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-and-learning/financial-help-scholarships-and-grants/catherine-helen-spence

    Join the Girl Rising Creative Challenge

    Is someone you admire doing right by girls? Or maybe YOU are the one making the world a better place!  We're calling on individuals and organizations from across the world to share how they are helping create a gender equal world. Our actions, however big or small, can lead to profound change. So write your story, submit a video, or share your artwork.

    Perhaps you voice a podcast about an after-school program to empower girls. Or maybe you saw a friend's video about a social worker in your neighborhood. It could simply be a powerful poem about your grandmother's journey to become educated. We welcome your creativity! Help spread the word. And yes, there are big prizes!

    The closing date for the challenge is 15 August 2018. Click here to learn more about the Girl Rising Creative Challenge.

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence - 28 June 2018

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence - 28 June 2018

    Office for Women eNews - Addressing Domestic and Family Violence - 28 June 2018

    Monday, 8 January 2018

    Welcome to the Office for Women Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews bulletin.

    Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

    Research and Reports
    Events
    Courses and Programs
    Support Services

    Research and Reports

    UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women report on Australia visit

    In February 2017, the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Ms Dubravka Simonovic, visited Australia to learn more about Government responses to violence against women. This visit included a short visit to South Australia and the Office for Women. Ms Dubravka has now released her report on her visit to Australia. Click here to read the Statement by Ms. Dubravka Šimonović, Special Rapporteur, on Violence against Women its causes and consequences.

    National Inquiry into Sexual Harassment in Australian workplaces

    The Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins, has announced that the Australian Human Rights Commission will undertake a national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces. The 12-month inquiry will consider the economic impact of sexual harassment, the drivers of these behaviours and the adequacy of the existing legal framework.The Commission's focus will be systemic issues, the Commission will therefore not be investigating individual allegations of sexual harassment as part of the inquiry. Click here for more information about the Australian Human Rights Commission national inquiry into sexual harassment in Australian workplaces.

    ANROWS call for project information

    Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety (ANROWS) is interested to know more about current research projects (not funded by ANROWS) that explores one or more of the national outcomes in the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children. ANROWS will promote the research on their website and through other promotional material and events. Click here if you are interested in sharing your project information with ANROWS by completing an online form on the ANROWS website.

    More than ready: Bystander action to prevent violence against women

    VicHealth has released the findings of a research program aiming to improve the understanding of community and organisational capacity for bystander action to prevent violence against women in Victoria. A bystander is someone who sees or is aware of a potentially harmful event that is happening to someone else but is not originally involved in it. The report suggests that bystander approaches are effective in addressing violence against women and family violence and in promoting gender equity. The report was produced by Deakin University for VicHealth. Click here to read the More than Ready report and associated resources.

    Guidelines for engaging people who cause family harm

    The North West Metropolitan Region Primary Care Partnerships (Victoria) has released a new policy guideline for engaging perpetrators of domestic and family violence. The guidelines, developed by Rodney Vlais, outline the challenges of engaging perpetrators and provide tips for service providers to engage safely and effectively with perpetrators including managing both the victim and perpetrator accessing the same service. Click here to read the Guidelines for engaging people who cause family violence harm.

    Research papers

    Newsletters

    The following newsletters are available online:

    ANROWS Notepad (Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety)

    AWAVA Weekly Round Up (Australian Women Against Violence Alliance)

    National Plan Newsletter

    Events

    National Child Protection Summit 2018

    The National Child Protection Summit 2018 will be held by KWY in Adelaide from 5 to 7 December 2018. Early bird tickets are now available.

    The Summit will discuss and showcase practical initiatives and generate  discussions on the challenges many organisations face in managing child protection systems and seek to find better ways for organisational, community and family engagement strategies and requirements to increase safety for children across Australia. You will be joining fellow industry leaders, including people from communities, stakeholders, policy makers, sector experts and related professionals. Click here to view the child protection summit webpage which includes a list of speakers and running sheet.

    WESNET's 3rd Technology Safety Summit

    The Summit is being held on 6 – 7 September 2018 in the Gold Coast. The Summit brings together national and international experts on technology safety and violence against women. Click here for early bird registration.

    Courses and Programs

    Family Court Support program

    The Women's Information Service coordinates the free Family Court Support program providing trained volunteers to accompany women to the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Adelaide. Family Court Support volunteers attend a comprehensive training program and are experienced with the court processes and in accompanying women to court. Click here to visit the Family Court Support program webpage.

    Support services

    Should anything contained in this eNews raise any personal issues for you please contact one of the following support services:

    1800 RESPECT - 1800 737 732

    Lifeline - 13 11 14

    Domestic Violence Crisis Line (SA) - 1800 800 098

    Office for Women eNews - Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting the World

    Office for Women eNews - Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting the World

    Office for Women eNews - Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting the World

    The Australia Day Council of South Australia is partnering with the Office for Women to create a showcase event called ‘Inspiring South Australian Women Impacting The World’. This event is a forum of Inspiring South Australian Women who are committed to making a difference in the world through their service and work. It is a new event for the Australia Day Council of South Australia and is one of the signature events in their 2018/2019 calendar.

    Hear from a range of speakers as they discuss their personal background and influences in their formation as a leader, the driving forces behind their work, and how they believe they are making an impact in the world. Join us as we inspire emerging and existing leaders and to demonstrate the influence of women from diverse backgrounds.

    The event is open to all - we would love to see women and men from diverse communities and industries attending.

    Come along to hear from the following inspiring women:

    • Jane Sloane: Director, Women’s Empowerment Program – The Asia Foundation
    • Dr Gill Hicks AM MBE: 2015 Australian of the Year (South Australia) and Founder of not for profit M.A.D. For Peace
    • Flavia Tata Nardini: Chief Executive Officer – Fleet Space Technologies
    • Tammy Barton: Founder and Director – My Budget
    • Minerva Nasser-Eddine: Director, Al Hikma – Middle East Advisory agency and Visiting Research Fellow – University of Adelaide
    • Gabrielle Kelly: Director, SAHMRI Wellbeing and Resilience Centre
    • Kirstie Parker: Yuwallari woman and Director, Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation – SA Government
    • Christine Molitor: Chief Executive Officer – Scope Global

    Event details

    Date: Monday 13 August 2018
    Venue: National Wine Centre, corner Hackney Road and North Terrace Adelaide
    Time: 4:45pm for 5pm start, until 8pm
    TicketsClick here to book now for South Australian Women Impacting the World as tickets will sell quickly!

    This event is proudly presented by the Australia Day Council of South Australia in partnership with the Office for Women.

    For more information please contact Emma Barker, General Manager Events and Programs by emailing emma.barker@adcsa.com.au or telephone (08) 8212 3999.

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    To read more of this bulletin, click the link in the heading of this email.

    The 2018 Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship round is now open. The Scholarship, valued at up to $25,000, provides financial support for a woman to undertake an investigation of social problems and/or a study in the field of social science in Australia and overseas. The research must be relevant to social conditions in South Australia and capable of being applied for the benefit of the State.

    Past recipients have researched social issues including: Increasing access to public libraries for children with special needs and their families; accommodation and facilities for mothers and babies in prisons; drink spiking; barriers to university entrance and anorexia nervosa.

    Women aged between 20 and 35 who live in South Australia are eligible to apply. The research project must involve research both in Australia and overseas.

    Applications for the Scholarship close on Monday 3 September 2018 at midnight.

    If you are interested in applying, further information and the online application form is available at:

    https://www.sa.gov.au/topics/education-and-learning/financial-help-scholarships-and-grants/catherine-helen-spence

    The Catherine Helen Spence Committee is also planning an Information Session for prospective scholarship applicants in June. To register your interest in attending please contact the Executive Officer to the Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship Committee, Veronika Petroff, at the Office for Women: veronika.petroff@sa.gov.au.

    Please share this information through your networks and encourage women who you think may be interested to apply.

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