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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 - 18 June 2018

Office for Women eNews - 18 June 2018

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

FYI
Events
Training
Opportunities

FYI

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.

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.

Early Bird tickets on sale for YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads Conference

The SHE Leads Conference continues to be South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, and is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. The theme for this year’s SHE Leads Conference is Learning from Difference to Harvest the Collective”. This full day event will feature a range of keynote speakers, panels and break-out sessions.

All leadership opportunities look, feel and are different, depending upon who it is that is looking at the opportunity. They are different due to people’s lived experiences, race, culture, age, gender, beliefs and accessibility (physical and locality). How does this impact leadership? Does it allow leadership to flourish, flounder, change, develop? The 2018 Conference will explore the differences that people bring to leadership and how we can collectively harvest this difference to support women in understanding, embracing and developing their leadership capabilities.

Learn more and book your early bird tickets on the YWCA Adelaide website. Early bird tickets are available until 30 June 2018.

Events

Women in Media SA event
When the Story Breaks: How Trauma Reverberates through the Media

Join Women in Media SA for a panel discussion that unpacks how we report trauma and its impact on media professionals. Panel members are:

  • Leisha Bond
    Senior Communications Advisor, Department for Education/Journalist
  • Dr Miranda Van Hooff
    Director of Research, Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies, The University of Adelaide
  • Sharon Smith
    Journalist/PhD Candidate
  • Louise Pascale
    Media and Communications Consultant

Venue: Bradley Forum, Hawke Building, UniSA CityWest Campus
Date: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Time: 6pm - 7.15pm

Click here to book tickets for When the Story Breaks: How Trauma Reverberates through the Media.

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

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.

Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence Symposium

The Flinders University Gender Consortium presents a symposium on Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence.

Presentations will include a focus on:

  • NOW Australia, a new not-for-profit organisation modelled on Time’s Up. NOW is led by journalist Tracey Spicer and supports people who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Our Watch’s The Line and Respectful Relationships Education initiatives. The Line is a primary prevention behaviour change campaign for young people aged 12 to 20 years.
  • Responding to and preventing gender based violence in our region as well as planned policy responses to critical issues.

Speakers include:

  • Erin Gillen, Senior Policy Advisory Children and Young People, Our Watch
  • Sara Mansour, Co-Founder of NOW Australia
  • Nancy Bates, Singer-songwriter; and Barkindji woman
  • Tran Thi Minh Huong, International Relations Department, Vietnam Women's Union
  • Pam Price, Associate, Gender Consortium, Flinders University; and former Australian Volunteer for International Development
  • Australia Award Fellows, from Vietnam and Indonesia
  • Gina Zioa, Facilitator, Performer and Founder of Hoi Polloi - slightly organised, spontaneous group signing
  • Katharine Annear, Lecturer, Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University; and Chair, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand
  • Margie Charlesworth, Co-convenor, Women with Disabilities SA
  • Ellen Fraser-Barbour, PhD Candidate, Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University

Venue: Room 1, Level 1, Flinders University, 182 Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square
Date: Friday 22 June 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Please click here for more information and to register for the Flinders University Gender-Based Violence Symposium.

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.

Code Like a Girl networking event

Code Like a Girl is an organisation dedicated to providing girls with the tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding. The organisation holds tech-focused events and workshops around Australia; bringing together local talents and like-minded girls who are passionate about coding and technology to learn, connect and celebrate each other's achievements. Through this initiative, Code Like a Girl hope to spark change in the tech community; inspiring new generations of girls to acquire coding as a skill and encourage more women to step into leadership roles within the industry.

The Adelaide chapter of Code Like a Girl is holding a face-to-face networking event on 26 June 2018 with food, drinks and a focus on sharing, celebrating and supporting each other! Click here for more information on the upcoming Adelaide Code Like a Girl event.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students.

Refugee Week 17-23 June

A range of events are being held by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre as part of Refugee Week. The 2018 SA Refugee Week Calendar of Events has been released by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) and SA Refugee Week Committee. You are invited to participate in over 40 different events, celebrating the valuable contribution of refugees to South Australia. To download a copy of the calendar, visit the AMRC Website.

Training

Code Like a Girl workshop for adults: An introduction to Python

Are you ready to dip your toes into the world of coding? Come spend an evening with us learning about the wonderfully versatile programming language: Python!

Python is currently one of the most popular programming languages that is used widely in the industry. It's also a great place to start if you are a complete coding newbie! This workshop is an introduction to some general programming concepts and terminology such as types, operators, functions and control statements, as well as introductory syntax of Python 3.

This adult workshop is aimed at beginners in coding, so no prior knowledge is required! We do ask that you come with a willingness to learn, help each other, and step outside your comfort zone.

By the end of the session you'll be equipped with all the basics you need to take the next steps in the world of programming.

When: Monday, June 25, 2018, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Adelaide - venue to be confirmed
Participants: Women, aged 16+
Prerequisites: We'll start right from the beginning - so no prior knowledge of programming required
Ticketshttps://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/code-like-a-girl-adult-workshop-introduction-to-python-tickets-46059906420

Materials
You'll need to:

  • Bring your laptop (make sure it's fully charged!)
  • Download and install Anaconda for Python 3.6 https://www.anaconda.com/download/
    We won't have time to do this during the workshop so please come prepared!

Opportunities

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.

Federal Community Grants - Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for funding to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Settlement Services – Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS).

SETS is an early intervention program that equips and empowers eligible clients and communities to address their identified settlement needs in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness.

Humanitarian entrants, other vulnerable migrants, and their communities need to overcome a diverse range of challenges. These individuals have varied pre-arrival life experiences that can include few or no opportunities to participate in education or work, living in refugee camps for significant periods, and experiences of torture and trauma. As migrants become orientated, established and independent in their communities, issues across a continuum of needs can emerge with varied levels of intensity.

The SETS program consists of two components: SETS-Client Services and SETS-Community Capacity Building. The Department has separate grant opportunities for the two components.

Click here to read more about the SETS Client Services grant opportunity.

Click here to read more about the SETS Community Capacity Building grant opportunity.

These opportunities close 26 June 2018.

Augusta Zadow Awards

Submissions for the 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards are now open. Do you have an idea, project or research that delivers significant benefits to women and young workers in South Australian workplaces? This is your chance to make a difference! Take a look at the SafeWork SA website for how to apply for a share in $45,000 of grants. Applications are open until Friday 22 June 2018.

BreastScreen SA competition

Did you know that 1 in 10 South Australian women develop breast cancer before the age of 75? And 9 in 10 have no family history of the disease? Early detection through breast screening can maximise the options for simpler treatments and more successful outcomes.

BreastScreen SA are offering the chance to win 2 movie tickets to an exclusive BreastScreen SA movie night for you and a friend. To enter, yourself and a friend must have a free breast screen during May or June and register your details online.

Presented by BreastScreen SA Ambassador and special guest, Jane Doyle, this exclusive event is an opportunity for you and a friend to take some time out of your busy schedules and be reminded about the importance of breast screening. There will be gift bags and special prizes given away on the night.

You must register for this competition by 30 June 2018. For all the details on the BreastScreen SA movie night competition, click here.

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 Chidlow, General Manager Events and Programs by emailing emma.chidlow@sa.gov.au or telephone (08) 8463 5439.

Office for Women eNews - 7 June 2018

Office for Women eNews - 7 June 2018

Office for Women eNews - 7 June 2018

Welcome to the Office for Women eNews bulletin. As always there is a lot going on for women in South Australia, so let's get into it!

FYI
Events
Training
Opportunities

FYI

Surrogacy law reform consultation

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) is inquiring into the role and operation of South Australia's surrogacy laws contained in Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA) and wants your input into how these laws work in practice and whether they should be changed.

SALRI is an independent and non-partisan law reform body, based at the University of Adelaide. SALRI’s role is to consult widely with South Australians about the current surrogacy law, to look at similar laws and how they work in Australia and overseas and identify options for law reform and improvement and present its findings to the South Australian Government.

In this case, this means speaking with people who have made surrogacy agreements in South Australia, as well as others with views on how surrogacy laws should work. SARLI will also speak with legal and other experts as well as the community and engage in research to identify the best reform options.

SALRI can only make recommendations for law reform. It cannot change the law. It is up to the South Australian Government and the Parliament to accept any recommendation from SALRI and determine whether any laws or practices should change.

To help the SALRI with this important inquiry, we want to hear from you. If you have been a party to a surrogacy agreement, or thought about entering into a surrogacy agreement, we want your feedback on how the current laws and procedures work in practice, and whether they could be improved.

To have your say visit the YourSAy website and find out how you can contribute to the discussion on surrogacy.

Media Entertainment Arts Alliance online violence and harassment survey

Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) are seeking journalists, artists and media workers for a confidential survey about online violence and harassment. The survey will help develop understandings of the kinds of violence and harassment women experience on the internet. Your input will help inform MEAA’s submission to a roundtable discussion on digital violence in the workplace. Click here to take the survey on digital violence in the media arts.

Early Bird tickets on sale for YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads Conference

The SHE Leads Conference continues to be South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, and is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. The theme for this year’s SHE Leads Conference is Learning from Difference to Harvest the Collective”. This full day event will feature a range of keynote speakers, panels and break-out sessions.

All leadership opportunities look, feel and are different, depending upon who it is that is looking at the opportunity. They are different due to people’s lived experiences, race, culture, age, gender, beliefs and accessibility (physical and locality). How does this impact leadership? Does it allow leadership to flourish, flounder, change, develop? The 2018 Conference will explore the differences that people bring to leadership and how we can collectively harvest this difference to support women in understanding, embracing and developing their leadership capabilities.

Learn more and book your early bird tickets on the YWCA Adelaide website. Early bird tickets are available until 30 June 2018.

Events

Winnovation Awards launch

Women in Innovation SA is a community of volunteer professionals passionate about innovation and technology striving to support and elevate South Australia's innovative women. Each year, the organisation hold the Winnovation Awards, and have announced the 2018 launch date for this initiative.

After a record amount of applications for the 2017 Winnovation Awards, it's hoped to go bigger and better this year! Join the launch event to hear from and meet past award winners and learn about the impact being a Winnovation winner has had on their careers. Attendees will also get to hear about the different award categories and be walked through the application process and timeframes.

Click here to find out more and book your free ticket to the 2018 Winnovation Awards launch.

Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence Symposium

The Flinders University Gender Consortium presents a symposium on Preventing and Responding to Gender-Based Violence to be held Friday 22 June 2018, Room 1 Level 1 Flinders University 182 Tarntanyangga/Victoria Square.

Presentations will include a focus on:

  • NOW Australia, a new not-for-profit organisation modelled on Time’s Up. NOW is led by journalist Tracey Spicer and supports people who have suffered sexual harassment in the workplace.
  • Our Watch’s The Line and Respectful Relationships Education initiatives. The Line is a primary prevention behaviour change campaign for young people aged 12 to 20 years.
  • Responding to and preventing gender based violence in our region as well as planned policy responses to critical issues.

Speakers include:

  • Erin Gillen, Senior Policy Advisory Children and Young People, Our Watch
  • Sara Mansour, Co-Founder of NOW Australia
  • Nancy Bates, Singer-songwriter; and Barkindji woman
  • Tran Thi Minh Huong, International Relations Department, Vietnam Women's Union
  • Pam Price, Associate, Gender Consortium, Flinders University; and former Australian Volunteer for International Development
  • Australia Award Fellows, from Vietnam and Indonesia
  • Gina Zioa, Facilitator, Performer and Founder of Hoi Polloi - slightly organised, spontaneous group signing
  • Katharine Annear, Lecturer, Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University; and Chair, The Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Australia and New Zealand
  • Margie Charlesworth, Co-convenor, Women with Disabilities SA
  • Ellen Fraser-Barbour, PhD Candidate, Disability and Community Inclusion, Flinders University

Please click here for more information and to register for the Flinders University Gender-Based Violence Symposium.

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
Address: 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.

YWCA Adelaide Kangaroos and Emus Aboriginal Women's Leadership Program

YWCA Adelaide invites young Aboriginal women to make their mark as a leader in the Kangaroos and Emus Aboriginal Women's leadership program. Kangaroos and Emus delivers free workshops with a focus on women's leadership, and promotes a space and place where young girls can share their thoughts and ideas about leadership in a 'shame free' environment. Workshops have a balance of practical and theory based activities, and feature inspiring guest speakers to share their personal leadership journey. There is no age limit on participation in the program.

Join Kangaroos and Emus for the next workshop:

Venue: Mitcham Cultural Village, 103 Princess Road, Mitcham
Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: Arrive 9:30am for 10am start, 2pm wind down for 2.30pm finish. Catering provided.

Places are limited so please contact Lisa Warner to register on (08) 8203 9400 or email lisa.warner@ywca.com.au.

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.

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

Code Like a Girl networking event

Code Like a Girl is an organisation dedicated to providing girls with the tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding. The organisation holds tech-focused events and workshops around Australia; bringing together local talents and like-minded girls who are passionate about coding and technology to learn, connect and celebrate each other's achievements. Through this initiative, Code Like a Girl hope to spark change in the tech community; inspiring new generations of girls to acquire coding as a skill and encourage more women to step into leadership roles within the industry.

The Adelaide chapter of Code Like a Girl is holding a face-to-face networking event on 26 June 2018 with food, drinks and a focus on sharing, celebrating and supporting each other! Click here for more information on the upcoming Adelaide Code Like a Girl event.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students.

Refugee Week 17-23 June

A range of events are being held by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre as part of Refugee Week. Please see below for women's initiatives run by the AMRC as part of the week:

2018 SA Refugee Week Calendar of Events
The 2018 SA Refugee Week Calendar of Events has been released by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) and SA Refugee Week Committee. You are invited to participate in over 40 different events, celebrating the valuable contribution of refugees to South Australia.  To download a copy of the calendar, visit the AMRC Website.

Women Speak Out Forum
Organised by the Council for Migrant and Refugee Women of SA (CMRW) and hosted by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), this forum features a presentation by a panel of women with guest speakers.

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018
Time: 10am-2pm 
Venue: AMRC, Adelaide Multicultural Centre, 23 Coglin St, Adelaide
Contact: Cynthia Caird on (08) 8217 9539 or email cynthia@amrc.org.au

Women’s Welcoming
Organised by the Bordertown Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) and Bordertown Highway Christian Centre. An opportunity for all local women to extend the hand of friendship to new arrivals to Bordertown.

Date: Sunday 17 June 2018 
Time: 2pm 
Venue: Highway Christian Centre, North Tce, Bordertown
Contact: Tracey Grosser (08) 8752 1000 or email bordertown@amrc.org.au

UniSA Enterprising Research Talk - The Future of Gender Diversity

What’s next for businesses embracing diversity at the top?

The number of organisations starting to bridge the gender gap in senior management roles continues to rise. This burst of activity is generating visible increases in gender diversity, but a closer look highlights hidden inequities and emerging challenges.

Hear from Professor Carol Kulik from UniSA Business School’s Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX) and South Australia’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner Dr Niki Vincent as they discuss the long-run effects of gender diversity and the impacts for organisations.

Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: 6pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

If you would like further information please contact Elke Kleinig on (08) 8302 0963 or email elke.kleinig@unisa.edu.au.

Training

Masterclass: Making gender diversity work

Led by Professor Carol Kulik, this masterclass is for individuals to better understand the pressures of gender diversity in their organisation, and to discuss ways to better manage them.

Join us as we discuss the fundamental questions surrounding gender diversity and learn which practices are most likely to increase gender diversity in your organisation.

Light refreshments provided.

Date: Thursday 15 June
Time: 9am - 11am - Please arrive at 8.45am for a 9.00am start
Venue: Seminar Room HB2-11a, Level 2, UniSA Cancer Research Centre
UniSA City West Campus, 
North Terrace, adjacent to the Morphett St bridge
Adelaide, SA

Spaces are limited so ensure you register to secure a place. For any enquiries please contact businessschool.marketing@unisa.edu.au.

Click here to register for this Masterclass on Making Gender Diversity Work.

1800RESPECT Webinar - Access to Justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women impacted by violence

1800RESPECT is the national telephone line assisting those in our community affected by family and domestic violence; and sexual assault. The organisation also holds a range of training in this area, and will be presenting a webinar on Access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women impacted by violence: The experiences, barriers and national framework to improve accessibility to Australian courts.

As First Nation Peoples, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders have a singular place in Australia. However, the history of violence, dispossession and social exclusion experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people has contributed to their over-representation in the criminal justice system and almost every other measure of social and economic disadvantage. Challenges relating to access to justice are often magnified for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who have been impacted by violence.

This webinar will discuss some key issues impacting on access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, including:

  • barriers to reporting family violence;
  • communication barriers; and
  • barriers to full participation in the court process

The webinar will also provide some strategies to improve access to justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women impacted by violence.

When: Thursday, 14th June 2018
What Time: 4.00pm AEST
Where: Online - join via your computer!
Your Hosts: Ms Munya Andrews and Ms Maria Dimopoulos
Cost: Complimentary

To register for the 1800RESPECT webinar, or find out more, click here.

Code Like a Girl workshop for adults: An introduction to Python

Are you ready to dip your toes into the world of coding? Come spend an evening with us learning about the wonderfully versatile programming language: Python!

Python is currently one of the most popular programming languages that is used widely in the industry. It's also a great place to start if you are a complete coding newbie! This workshop is an introduction to some general programming concepts and terminology such as types, operators, functions and control statements, as well as introductory syntax of Python 3.

This adult workshop is aimed at beginners in coding, so no prior knowledge is required! We do ask that you come with a willingness to learn, help each other, and step outside your comfort zone.

By the end of the session you'll be equipped with all the basics you need to take the next steps in the world of programming.

Details
When: Monday, June 25, 2018, 6pm - 8pm
Where: Adelaide - venue to be confirmed
Participants: Women, aged 16+
Prerequisites: We'll start right from the beginning - so no prior knowledge of programming required
Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/code-like-a-girl-adult-workshop-introduction-to-python-tickets-46059906420

Materials
You'll need to:

  • Bring your laptop (make sure it's fully charged!)
  • Download and install Anaconda for Python 3.6 https://www.anaconda.com/download/
    We won't have time to do this during the workshop so please come prepared!

Opportunities

Scholarships for training for Not For Profit Directors

The Australian Institute for Company Directors (AICD) and Australian Scholarships Foundation (ASF) have partnered to provide 140 scholarships through the 2018/19 AICD National Not-For-Profit Scholarship Program.

These full scholarships are available to the Australian not-for-profit sector in all states and territories, with the aim of enabling directors, senior managers and emerging directors of NFP organisations (with a turnover of less than $2m) the opportunity to attend one of the AICD's governance education programs.

Two courses are being offered in Adelaide under these scholarships:

  • Governance Foundations for Not-for-Profit Directors
  • Advanced Not-for-Profit Governance

Click here to find out more about AICD scholarships for training for Not For Profit Directors.

Applications close 13 June 2018.

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.

Federal Community Grants - Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for funding to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Settlement Services – Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS).

SETS is an early intervention program that equips and empowers eligible clients and communities to address their identified settlement needs in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness.

Humanitarian entrants, other vulnerable migrants, and their communities need to overcome a diverse range of challenges. These individuals have varied pre-arrival life experiences that can include few or no opportunities to participate in education or work, living in refugee camps for significant periods, and experiences of torture and trauma. As migrants become orientated, established and independent in their communities, issues across a continuum of needs can emerge with varied levels of intensity.

The SETS program consists of two components: SETS-Client Services and SETS-Community Capacity Building. The Department has separate grant opportunities for the two components.

Click here to read more about the SETS Client Services grant opportunity.

Click here to read more about the SETS Community Capacity Building grant opportunity.

These opportunities close 26 June 2018.

Augusta Zadow Awards

Submissions for the 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards are now open. Do you have an idea, project or research that delivers significant benefits to women and young workers in South Australian workplaces? This is your chance to make a difference! Take a look at the SafeWork SA website for how to apply for a share in $45,000 of grants. Applications are open until Friday 22 June 2018.

BreastScreen SA competition

Did you know that 1 in 10 South Australian women develop breast cancer before the age of 75? And 9 in 10 have no family reason of the disease? Early detection through breast screening can maximise the options for simpler treatments and more successful outcomes.

BreastScreen SA are offering the chance to win 2 movie tickets to an exclusive BreastScreen SA movie night for you and a friend. To enter, yourself and a friend must have a free breast screen during May or June and register your details online.

Presented by BreastScreen SA Ambassador and special guest, Jane Doyle, this exclusive event is an opportunity for you and a friend to take some time out of your busy schedules and be reminded about the importance of breast screening. There will be gift bags and special prizes given away on the night.

For all the details on the BreastScreen SA movie night competition, click here.

Office for Women eNews - 1 June 2018

Office for Women eNews - 1 June 2018

Monday, 8 January 2018

Addressing Domestic and Family Violence eNews

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
Grants
Courses and Programs
Support Services

Research and Reports

Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network Report 2018

The Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network has released its inaugural Data Report which provides findings with respect to all intimate partner homicides that occurred across Australia in a context of domestic violence between 2010 and 2014. The full report is available on the Office for Women website.

The report’s findings include:

  • Between 2010 and 2014 there were 152 intimate partner homicides in Australia which followed an identifiable history of domestic violence. Almost 80% of these homicides involved a male killing his current or former female partner, and approximately 20% involved a female killing her current or former male partner.
  • The vast majority of males who killed a female partner had been the primary domestic violence abuser against that female prior to the homicide.
  • Of the females that killed a male intimate partner, most killed a male they were currently in a relationship with (82.1%).
  • The majority of females (60.7%) that killed a current or former male intimate partner were the primary domestic violence victim in the relationship.
  • Of the 152 homicides examined, there were at least 107 children under the age of 18 who survived the intimate partner homicide involving one or both of their parents.

Digital Violence in the workplace

Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) are seeking journalists, artists and media workers for a confidential survey about online violence and harassment. The survey will help develop understandings of the kinds of violence and harassment women experience on the internet. Your input will help inform MEAA’s submission to a roundtable discussion on digital violence in the workplace. Click here to take the survey on digital violence in the media and arts.

The RADD project

The RADD (Relationships and Digital Devices) project run by the University of Melbourne seeks to understand how technology is used harmfully in young people's relationships, and how it's effecting young people. The RADD project is looking for 16-24 year olds to complete a survey about technology and relationships. Click here to access the RADD project survey.

Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety

ANROWS has released the following research report:

Key findings of the research include:

  • The need to listen to the voices of women with disability and to believe them
  • Women with disability face particular and sustained challenges in achieving everyday safety and security
  • Definitions of violence and access to justice require considerable attention and expansion to effectively address the needs of women with disability
  • Service challenges across the specialist violence and disability service sectors
  • The impact of assumptions about women with disability, their needs, strengths, aspirations, and concepts of violence

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.

Protection and Prevention: Australia's Inaugural Forced Marriage Conference

My Blue Sky is holding the Protection and Prevention Conference on 18 & 19 June 2018 in Sydney. "The conference seeks to engage and build bridges between various sectors in order to develop responses to forced marriage in Australia which are holistic and person centred." Click here to learn more about the Conference and for registration information.

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.

Grants

Federal Community Grants - Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for funding to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Settlement Services – Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS).

SETS is an early intervention program that equips and empowers eligible clients and communities to address their identified settlement needs in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connection. Click here to learn more about and apply for SETS grants.

Courses and Programs

Family and Domestic Violence Risk Assessment Training

Women’s Safety Services SA is providing a free one-day learning opportunity for workers within community, domestic violence, health, education and welfare sectors on conducting domestic violence risk assessments and responding to high risk. Sessions are being held on 7 June in Port Augusta and 21 June in Mt Gambier. To register or for more information email kellyb@womenssafetyservices.com.au

DV-alert workshops

A DV-alert multicultural workshop is being held in Adelaide on 26-27 June 2018. The multicultural workshop is for health, allied health, childcare frontline capacity and community frontline workers supporting culturally and linguistically diverse communities. DV-alert aims to build the knowledge and capacity of workers to provide appropriate support to women and children at risk of or experiencing domestic violence. Click here for enrollment details and more information.

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 - 22 May 2018

Office for Women eNews - 22 May 2018

Welcome to the Office for Women eNews

Welcome to the Office for Women eNews bulletin!

Please click the heading in this email to access the latest Office for Women eNews bulletin.

Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

FYI
Events
Training
Opportunities

FYI

Pictorial guide to breast health

BreastScreen SA have developed a pictorial resource booklet which provides a guide to breast health for women with low literacy, sight impairment or intellectual disability, as well as their families and carers, to understanding the importance of breast health. The booklet covers breast awareness, clinical breast examination, mammography screening, and information for families and carers.

The booklet is available on the SA Health website, or can be ordered in hard copy form by emailing bssaenquiries@health.sa.gov.au.

Click here to view the SA Health website for more information.

Jean Hailes women's health survey

Jean Hailes for Women’s Health is a national not-for-profit organisation committed to improving the knowledge of women's health throughout the various stages of their lives, and to providing a trusted world-class health service for women. Their aim is to inspire confidence to create a healthier future for all women. After all, if a woman is well, so too is her family and her community.

Currently, Jean Hailes are conducting their annual women's health survey and need your input. The survey is one of the country's most revealing insights into the health concerns, fears and needs of women in Australia. Results of the online survey are used in many ways: from identifying gaps in health information, to helping health professionals better understand their patients, to encouraging women to make practical, positive changes to their lives.

The survey is online, and is anonymous. The more women that participate, the better the understanding of women's health in Australia.

Click this link to take the Jean Hailes women's health survey. The survey closes on Tuesday 5 June.

Media Entertainment Arts Alliance online violence and harassment survey

Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) are seeking journalists, artists and media workers for a confidential survey about online violence and harassment. The survey will help develop understandings of the kinds of violence and harassment women experience on the internet. Your input will help inform MEAA’s submission to a roundtable discussion on digital violence in the workplace. Click here to take the survey on digital violence in the media arts.

Early Bird tickets on sale for YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads Conference

The SHE Leads Conference continues to be South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, and is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. The theme for this year’s SHE Leads Conference is Learning from Difference to Harvest the Collective”. This full day event will feature a range of keynote speakers, panels and break-out sessions.

All leadership opportunities look, feel and are different, depending upon who it is that is looking at the opportunity. They are different due to people’s lived experiences, race, culture, age, gender, beliefs and accessibility (physical and locality). How does this impact leadership? Does it allow leadership to flourish, flounder, change, develop? The 2018 Conference will explore the differences that people bring to leadership and how we can collectively harvest this difference to support women in understanding, embracing and developing their leadership capabilities.

Click here to learn more and book your early bird tickets on the YWCA Adelaide website. Early bird tickets are available until June 30 2018.

Events

Reconciliation Week 27 May-3 June

Reconciliation Week is a time for Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians to come together and celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture in our country. Reconciliation must live in the hearts, minds and actions of all Australians as we move forward, creating a nation strengthened by respectful relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

This year during National Reconciliation Week, Reconciliation Australia invites all Australians to learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and histories, to share that knowledge and help us grow as a nation. The theme “Don’t Keep History A Mystery: Learn. Share. Grow” explores history hidden just beneath the surface, ready and waiting to be uncovered. This National Reconciliation Week learn more about the Australian story. Visit the Reconciliation Australia website to learn more about events and initiatives being held in support of Reconciliation Week.

In Adelaide, a Sorry Day event is being held in Victoria Square on Friday 25 May featuring a range of guest speakers, entertainment and community stalls. Sorry Day is held each year to commemorate and acknowledge those who were and are still impacted by the forcible removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children that resulted in the Stolen Generations. At the event, you will be able to learn about the Stolen Generations, see guest speakers and music, enjoy a free barbeque provided by the Aboriginal Drug and Alcohol Council, and access stalls and displays from community organisations. DHS will have a stand at the event, inviting visitors to take part in an art installation, featuring ‘Cultural Maintenance’ by Allan Sumner.

The details of the Sorry Day event are:
Date: Friday 25 May
Location: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Adelaide
Time: 10.30 am – 2.30 pm

For more information contact John Browne JP on 0431 234 561 or visit the event page on the Reconciliation SA website.

Refugee Week 17-23 June

A range of events are being held by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre as part of Refugee Week. Please see below for women's initiatives run by the AMRC as part of the week:

2018 SA Refugee Week Calendar of Events
The 2018 SA Refugee Week Calendar of Events has been released by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC) and SA Refugee Week Committee. You are invited to participate in over 40 different events, celebrating the valuable contribution of refugees to South Australia.  To download a copy of the calendar, visit the AMRC Website.

Women Speak Out Forum
Organised by the Council for Migrant and Refugee Women of SA (CMRW) and hosted by the Australian Migrant Resource Centre (AMRC), this forum features a presentation by a panel of women with guest speakers.

Date: Wednesday 6 June 2018
Time: 10am-2pm
Venue: AMRC, Adelaide Multicultural Centre, 23 Coglin St, Adelaide
Contact: Cynthia Caird on (08) 8217 9539 or email cynthia@amrc.org.au

Women’s Welcoming
Organised by the Bordertown Migrant Resource Centre (MRC) and Bordertown Highway Christian Centre. An opportunity for all local women to extend the hand of friendship to new arrivals to Bordertown.

Date: Sunday 17 June 2018
Time: 2pm
Venue: Highway Christian Centre, North Tce, Bordertown
Contact: Tracey Grosser (08) 8752 1000 or email bordertown@amrc.org.au

UniSA Enterprising Research Talk - The Future of Gender Diversity

What’s next for businesses embracing diversity at the top?

The number of organisations starting to bridge the gender gap in senior management roles continues to rise. This burst of activity is generating visible increases in gender diversity, but a closer look highlights hidden inequities and emerging challenges.

Hear from Professor Carol Kulik from UniSA Business School’s Centre for Workplace Excellence (CWeX) and South Australia’s Equal Opportunity Commissioner Dr Niki Vincent as they discuss the long-run effects of gender diversity and the impacts for organisations.

Date: Thursday 14 June 2018
Time: 6pm – 7:15pm
Venue: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West Campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA

If you would like further information please contact Elke Kleinig on (08) 8302 0963 or email elke.kleinig@unisa.edu.au.

STEM and Girls Professional Learning Community (PLC) meeting

Adelaide's STEM and Girls PLC aims to encourage, engage and retain girls in STEM subjects that lead on to STEM career pathways.  Primary and secondary educators are invited to the next meeting of the PLC at Loreto College, Marryatville on Wednesday 6th June 2018 between 12 noon and 4pm. A light lunch will be provided.

The event will offer

  • Keynote speakers focusing on women in leadership with an emphasis in STEM
  • Interactive activities and discussions that share strategies to engage and retain girls in STEM with a focus on leadership
  • Possible tour of Loreto College to view purpose built resources and facilities.

Speakers include Dr Nichole Archard, Principal of Loreto College; and Lisa Gascoigne, Young Women Leadership Coordinator at YWCA Adelaide. For more information please contact Karen Palumbo on (08) 8201 5686 or email Karen.Palumbo@asms.sa.edu.au.

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.

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

Code Like a Girl networking event

Code Like a Girl is an organisation dedicated to providing girls with the tools, knowledge and support to enter and flourish in the world of coding. The organisation holds tech-focused events and workshops around Australia; bringing together local talents and like-minded girls who are passionate about coding and technology to learn, connect and celebrate each other's achievements. Through this initiative, Code Like a Girl hope to spark change in the tech community; inspiring new generations of girls to acquire coding as a skill and encourage more women to step into leadership roles within the industry.

The Adelaide chapter of Code Like a Girl is holding a face-to-face networking event on 26 June 2018 with food, drinks and a focus on sharing, celebrating and supporting each other! Click here for more information on the upcoming Adelaide Code Like a Girl event.

Tickets are $10 for general admission, and $5 for students.

    YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads High conference

    YWCA Adelaide are again holding the SHE Leads High conference for young women in years 10-12 at high school. This conference is a fantastic investment in the leadership development of young women and is South Australia’s only leadership conference for young women.

    The 2018 event is titled 'Connecting the Dots: Explore your way through STEM and leadership' and features panel and break-out sessions, and a range of guest speakers including Scientists, Doctors, Engineers, Coding Programmers, Project Managers and young leaders.

    SHE Leads High will be held on 1 June 2018 at Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide. Click here to find out more about SHE Leads High.

    Training

    Code Like a Girl workshop for adults: An introduction to Python

    Are you ready to dip your toes into the world of coding? Come spend an evening with us learning about the wonderfully versatile programming language: Python!

    Python is currently one of the most popular programming languages that is used widely in the industry. It's also a great place to start if you are a complete coding newbie! This workshop is an introduction to some general programming concepts and terminology such as types, operators, functions and control statements, as well as introductory syntax of Python 3.

    This adult workshop is aimed at beginners in coding, so no prior knowledge is required! We do ask that you come with a willingness to learn, help each other, and step outside your comfort zone.

    By the end of the session you'll be equipped with all the basics you need to take the next steps in the world of programming.

    Details
    When: Monday, June 25, 2018, 6pm - 8pm
    Where: Adelaide - venue to be confirmed
    Participants: Women, aged 16+
    Prerequisites: We'll start right from the beginning - so no prior knowledge of programming required
    Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/code-like-a-girl-adult-workshop-introduction-to-python-tickets-46059906420

    Materials
    You'll need to:

    • Bring your laptop (make sure it's fully charged!)
    • Download and install Anaconda for Python 3.6 https://www.anaconda.com/download/
      We won't have time to do this during the workshop so please come prepared!

    SANFL Equal Goals Project

    SANFL has officially launched the Equal Goals Project. Equal Goals is a SANFL initiative funded by Office for Recreation, Sport & Racing, which aims to support SANFL and its clubs with increasing the diversity of boards and leadership groups, along with sharing best practice examples for how we can build and foster inclusive cultures.

    As part of the initiative, SANFL has developed the Equal Goals Pathways Program – a nine-week comprehensive introduction to governance in sport, including the roles and responsibilities of a board or committee member at a SANFL Club. It will also offer networking events and opportunities to build participants’ profiles in the football industry in South Australia.

    Applications for the program are now open and close at midday on Thursday 31 May 2018.

    For more information on the program please visit www.sanfl.com.au/equalgoals or contact Jessica Wainwright, Projects & Government Relations Officer, Jessica.wainwright@sanfl.com.au,(08) 8424 2269

    Opportunities

    Federal Community Grants - Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS)

    The Australian Government is inviting applications via an open competitive process to apply for funding to deliver services under the Families and Communities Program – Settlement Services – Settlement Engagement and Transition Support (SETS).

    SETS is an early intervention program that equips and empowers eligible clients and communities to address their identified settlement needs in order to improve social participation, economic well-being, independence, personal well-being and community connectedness.

    Humanitarian entrants, other vulnerable migrants, and their communities need to overcome a diverse range of challenges. These individuals have varied pre-arrival life experiences that can include few or no opportunities to participate in education or work, living in refugee camps for significant periods, and experiences of torture and trauma. As migrants become orientated, established and independent in their communities, issues across a continuum of needs can emerge with varied levels of intensity.

    The SETS program consists of two components: SETS-Client Services and SETS-Community Capacity Building. The Department has separate grant opportunities for the two components.

    Click here to read more about the SETS Client Services grant opportunity.

    Click here to read more about the SETS Community Capacity Building grant opportunity.

    Westpac Foundation Community Grants

    Are you an Australian not-for-profit with DGR status? You may be eligible to apply for a Westpac Foundation Community Grant!

    Westpac Foundation’s Community Grants are $10,000 each and are awarded to local, not-for-profit community organisations helping transform the lives of fellow Australians experiencing disadvantage. The grants also include valuable non-financial support to help maximise the social impact and sustainability of our grantees.

    You can also nominate community organisations for a grant. Click here to find out more about nominating an organisation for a Westpac grant.

    Applications are now open for these grants and will close Friday 8 June 2018. Click here to find out more about Westpac Foundation Community Grants.

    YWCA SHE Leads Conference Call for Papers

    The YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads Conference has issued a CALL FOR PAPERS and invites South Australians interested in presenting at the conference to apply.

    The SHE Leads Conference, to be held 7 September 2018, continues to be South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, and is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. The theme for this year’s SHE Leads Conference is Learning from Difference to Harvest the Collective”.

    All leadership opportunities look, feel and are different, depending upon who it is that is looking at the opportunity. They are different due to people’s lived experiences, race, culture, age, gender, beliefs and accessibility (physical and locality). How does this impact leadership? Does it allow leadership to flourish, flounder, change, develop? The 2018 Conference will explore the differences that people bring to leadership and how we can collectively harvest this difference to support women in understanding, embracing and developing their leadership capabilities.

    To learn more about the YWCA SHE Leads conference click here.

    Augusta Zadow Awards

    Submissions for the 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards are now open. Do you have an idea, project or research that delivers significant benefits to women and young workers in South Australian workplaces? This is your chance to make a difference! Take a look at the SafeWork SA website for how to apply for a share in $45,000 of grants. Applications are open until Friday 22 June 2018.

    BreastScreen SA competition

    Did you know that 1 in 10 South Australian women develop breast cancer before the age of 75? And 9 in 10 have no family reason of the disease? Early detection through breast screening can maximise the options for simpler treatments and more successful outcomes.

    BreastScreen SA are offering the chance to win 2 movie tickets to an exclusive BreastScreen SA movie night for you and a friend. To enter, yourself and a friend must have a free breast screen during May or June 2018 and register your details online by 30 June 2018.

    Presented by BreastScreen SA Ambassador and special guest, Jane Doyle, this exclusive event is an opportunity for you and a friend to take some time out of your busy schedules and be reminded about the importance of breast screening. There will be gift bags and special prizes given away on the night.

    For all the details on the BreastScreen SA movie night competition, click here.

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    Office for Women eNews - Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship

    Catherine Helen Spence Scholarship - applications now open

    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.

    Office for Women eNews - 7 May 2018

    Office for Women eNews - 7 May 2018

    Welcome to the Office for Women eNews

    Welcome to the new Office for Women eNews bulletin!

    This new format means that editions of the eNews will now be located on the Office for Women website, with notifications sent to subscribers when a new edition is published. The new format also allows new users to easily subscribe to the list on the Office for Women website.

    The structure has been updated as well, grouping different items under headings designating the type of item listed.

    As always, we welcome your feedback, so please let us know how you find these changes by emailing officeforwomen@dcsi.sa.gov.au.

    Categories of information provided in this bulletin are as follows:

    FYI
    Events
    Training
    Opportunities

    FYI

    Code Like a Girl - can you help?

    Code Like a Girl is an Australian organisation that aims to inspire more women to pursue careers in coding and get involved in the creation and development of technology. Through designing and hosting tech-focused events and workshops we bring together local talents and girls, from various education and career backgrounds, who are curious or passionate about coding and technology to learn, connect and celebrate each other's achievements.

    Code Like a Girl in Adelaide is looking forward to exciting times ahead, but they need your help - working out what the women of Adelaide want to learn, and accessing networks, for workshop series.

    • Can you connect Code Like a Girl with women in tech who could be interested in running coding workshops (paid)?
    • Can you connect Code Like a Girl to any networks of women who would be interested in attending coding workshops?
    • Are you interested in learning coding skills at a workshop? Any languages or applications in particular?

    Please get in touch with Sarah via email - sarah@codelikeagirl.com.au to connect with Code Like a Girl.

    Women & Leadership Australia (WLA) 100 Days for Change campaign

    Women & Leadership Australia’s 100 Days for Change is a grassroots, action orientated initiative that will catalyse individuals and organisations into making achievable change to increase gender equity in their workplace. The objective of the 100 Days for Change initiative is to catalyse people into making achievable, practical changes to improve gender equity at all levels. Click here to find out more about the 100 Days for Change campaign.

    Media Entertainment Arts Alliance online violence and harassment survey

    Media Entertainment Arts Alliance (MEAA) are seeking journalists, artists and media workers for a confidential survey about online violence and harassment. The survey will help develop understandings of the kinds of violence and harassment women experience on the internet. Your input will help inform MEAA’s submission to a roundtable discussion on digital violence in the workplace. Click here to take the survey on digital violence in the media arts.

    Early Bird tickets on sale for YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads Conference

    The SHE Leads Conference continues to be South Australia’s premier women’s leadership conference, and is a full day of inspiration and invigoration aimed at defining and debating women’s leadership and empowering the next generation of female leaders. The theme for this year’s SHE Leads Conference is Learning from Difference to Harvest the Collective”. This full day event will feature a range of keynote speakers, panels and break-out sessions.

    All leadership opportunities look, feel and are different, depending upon who it is that is looking at the opportunity. They are different due to people’s lived experiences, race, culture, age, gender, beliefs and accessibility (physical and locality). How does this impact leadership? Does it allow leadership to flourish, flounder, change, develop? The 2018 Conference will explore the differences that people bring to leadership and how we can collectively harvest this difference to support women in understanding, embracing and developing their leadership capabilities.

    Learn more and book your early bird tickets on the YWCA Adelaide website.

    Events

    Live Your Best Life course

    The 'Live Your Best Life' course is a free 6 week course designed for women to explore a range of topics in a safe space with a trained facilitator. The course will cover topics such as:

    • Learning to get more of what you like and want from life
    • Building confidence and resilience through better communication
    • Learning and practicing assertiveness
    • Exploring how to change your relationship with yourself and like yourself better
    • Practicing respectful relationship skills

    The course will run on Mondays 6:30pm - 8:30pm from 14 May - 25 June at the Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent St South, Adelaide. For more information or to register please contact Deirdre Flynn at deirdref@catherinehouse.org.au or call 8232 2282.

    Women's support group in the Southern suburbs

    A support group for women is being held in the Christies Beach area over 8 weeks starting on Friday 11 May. This group is offered each school term and provides a confidential and safe space for women to explore:

    • Being a person for yourself rather than for someone else
    • How to reconnect with personal strengths
    • The effects of abusive or hurtful relationships
    • How to manage overwhelming emotions
    • Women's role in the family and society
    • Developing strategies for personal safety

    For more information or to register for this group please call 8215 6310.

    Women of the World group

    2 May 2018, Relationships Australia SA are holding Women of the World (WOW) Conversations at their premises in Hindmarsh. Each session will feature a different topic of conversation, with a shared light dinner. Join in on the first Wednesday of every month from 6pm-8pm at 49a Orsmond St, Hindmarsh. For catering purposes please RSVP by calling 8245 8100 or email e.oudih@rasa.org.au. Click here to see the flier for WOW Conversations.

    Free 4 week 'Come n Try' golf program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women and Juniors

    SA Aboriginal Golf Club and Golf SA in conjunction with the Adelaide City Council are offering a FREE 4 week 'Come n Try' program in June at the North Adelaide Golf Course for women and juniors (& friends) associated with the SA Aboriginal Golf Club. Both 'Come n Try' programs will be run at the same time, with two different PGA Professional Coaches.

    Come n Try - Dates and Times
    Sat 2 June - 11:30am - 12:15pm (45 min session)
    Sat 16 June - 1:00pm - 1:45pm (45 min session)
    Sat 23 June - 1:00pm - 1:45pm (45 min session)
    Sat 30 June - 1:00pm - 2:30pm (90 min session)

    All equipment is provided.

    Click on the links below to register online into the FREE 4 week 'Come n Try' program. Participants are to book into the first session on 2 June which books them into all 4 sessions.

    Click here to find out more about women's come 'n try golf clinics
    Click here to find out more about junior come 'n try golf clinics

    Opt In and Stand Out

    AsiaAus Leaders works with aspiring professional women who are passionate about achieving outstanding results in work and life. to support this aim, AsiaAus Leaders are holding an event titled 'Opt In and Stand Out' for women in leadership. Come along and hear from the woman with THE most complex job in all SA, a woman who builds new brains in leaders so they create organisations that flourish, and a 2017 South Australian Young Achiever of the Year. The emcee will be Kim Robertson, Channel Nine News Journalist, who will host the morning and facilitate the often robust and gripping Q&A panel with our leading speakers. Event details: Tuesday, 22 May 2018 from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm, tea/coffee & morning tea supplied. To get your tickets for AsiaAus Leaders Opt In and Stand Out click here.

    WATT Speed Networking event

    In 2017 Women At The Table (WATT) held the first speed networking event in South Australia aimed specifically at professional women across industries. The event was a resounding success, with almost 100 women across a large range of industries attending. WATT is bringing back this event in 2018! Acknowledging that we are stronger together, WATT aims to build relationships between women across industries and occupations, and to explore opportunities for collaboration. The second WATT event will be held 23 May 2018, 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Adelaide Town Hall. Click here to book tickets for the Women at the Table event.

    YWCA Adelaide SHE Leads High conference

    YWCA Adelaide are again holding the SHE Leads High conference for young women in years 10-12 at high school. This conference is a fantastic investment in the leadership development of young women and is South Australia’s only leadership conference for young women. The event features panel and break-out sessions, and a range of guest speakers including Scientists, Doctors, Engineers, Coding Programmers, Project Managers and young leaders. SHE Leads High will be held on 1 June 2018 at Bonython Hall, University of Adelaide. Find out more about SHE Leads High by clicking here.

    Public Speaking Competition

    Are you a young woman keen to develop and polish your public speaking skills in a supportive environment? Soroptimist International of Adelaide are holding a public speaking competition for young women aged 18-22. Soroptomoistn INternational are a global ervice organisation for women, whose goal is to support women and girls locally, nationally and internationally, to reach their full potential. The winner of the competition will receive $500, so make sure you get your application form in by 4 May 2018! Forms are available by emailing siadelaide@siswp.org. Visit the SI Adelaide Facebook page for more information.

    Training

    Next Step - the Boardroom

    Volunteering SA & NT are again offering a one day workshop for women titled ‘Next Step – the Boardroom’. This workshop is for women from NFPs; or women who currently sit on a board, committee or management committee; or who are in senior management and looking to sit on a board or committee. The training is facilitated in a Boardroom environment and includes catering, resources and ongoing support from training providers Fulcrum People. The training goes for a full day and is being held on Wednesday 16 May, 9am-5pm, Volunteering SA & NT Training Room, L4 182 Victoria Square Adelaide. Click here to find out more about ‘Next Step – the Boardroom’. Enquiries can be made by calling Tracey Fox on 8221 7177.

    Office for the Public Sector - Women in Leadership series

    The Office for the Public Sector are holding three events in May as part of their Women in Leadership series. These events will be presented by passionate supporter of women’s leadership Dr Margaret Byrne, and are as follows:

    How Gender Influences Meeting Styles
    Open to all South Australian Public Sector employees
    Date: Monday 7 May 2018
    Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm (Registrations from 2:15pm)
    Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
    Cost: Free
    Click for registration link ‘How Gender Influences Meeting Styles’ with Dr Margaret Byrne

    Steps to Career Success
    Open to current and aspiring South Australian Public Sector female managers
    Date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
    Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm (Registrations from 1:15pm)
    Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
    Cost: $260 (plus GST)
    Click for registration link ‘Steps to Career Success’ with Dr Margaret Byrne

    Leading Strategically
    Open to current and aspiring South Australian Public Sector female managers
    Date: Tuesday 8 May 2018
    Time: 9:00am – 12:30pm (registrations from 8:45am)
    Location: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide
    Cost: $260 (plus GST)
    Click for registration link for ‘Leading Strategically’ with Dr Margaret Byrne

    Opportunities

    Augusta Zadow Awards

    Submissions for the 2018 Augusta Zadow Awards are now open. Do you have an idea, project or research that delivers significant benefits to women and young workers in South Australian workplaces? This is your chance to make a difference! Take a look at the SafeWork SA website for how to apply for a share in $45,000 of grants. Applications are open until Friday 22 June 2018.

    BreastScreen SA competition

    Did you know that 1 in 10 South Australian women develop breast cancer before the age of 75? And 9 in 10 have no family reason of the disease? Early detection through breast screening can maximise the options for simpler treatments and more successful outcomes.

    BreastScreen SA are offering the chance to win 2 movie tickets to an exclusive BreastScreen SA movie night for you and a friend. To enter, yourself and a friend must have a free breast screen during May or June and register your details online.

    Presented by BreastScreen SA Ambassador and special guest, Jane Doyle, this exclusive event is an opportunity for you and a friend to take some time out of your busy schedules and be reminded about the importance of breast screening. There will be gift bags and special prizes given away on the night.

    For all the details on the BreastScreen SA movie night competition, click here.

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