What happens if we place women at the centre of our policy thinking and processes? Most policies are considered gender-neutral, yet policy impacts differentially upon women. This Forum brings together policy makers, advocates, practitioners and researchers from multiple sectors to cast a gender lens over policy design and implementation.
Women's Policy Forum
This theme has been selected in response the experiences of women facing poverty and disadvantage due primarily to the lack of acknowledgement of ‘women’s work’ in policy formation and the continuing dominance of economic analysis as the basis for policy, including social policy. It will cover three main topics across different disciplines.
|9.00 - 9.30||Registrations, plus tea, coffee and networking|
|9.30 - 9.45|| Acknowledgment of country and welcome
Dimity Fifer, CEO, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
|9.45 - 10.15|| Keynote speaker: Celeste Liddle, Indigenous Feminist and Trade Unionist
"Gendered segregated work and women's rights"
|10.15 - 11.15|| Panel One: Women's economic rights
|11.15 - 11.30||Morning tea|
|11.30 - 12.00|| Keynote: Annie Pettitt, General Manager, Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
"Adopting a human rights lens"
|12.00 - 12.45||Conversation: Housing as a commodity
|12.45 - 1.15||Lunch|
|1.15 - 2.15|| Panel Two: A gendered view on work, care and health
|2.15 - 3.00|| Conversation: Mobilising for social change
|3.00 - 3.15||Afternoon tea|
|3.15 - 3.45|| Workshop: How can we move forward for change?
Delegates will join in groups to discuss:
|3.45 - 4.15|| Discussion: Applying a gendered lens to philanthropy
Julie Reilly, CEO, Australian Women Donors Network
|4.15 - 4.30|| Closing remarks and commitment to next steps
Annie Pettitt, General Manager, Advocacy and Strategic Partnerships, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand