2011 NTEU Women's Conference: "We Can Do More"
NTEU's National Women’s Conference 2011 is to be held Saturday 13 – Sunday 14 August (Melbourne)
The theme of this year's conference is WE CAN DO MORE
This theme has its origins in the first international women’s conference of Education International held in Bangkok last January. The conference of over 700 delegates from education unions around the world asked “Can we do more?” As the conference considered the ongoing poverty, violence, discrimination and prejudice facing women and girls, a keynote speaker from the United States declared “Those who can (do more) must”.
In Australia we have made tremendous gains in eliminating sexism and discrimination against women and girls at all levels of education, yet gender based prejudice and disadvantage remains. For women working in higher education, a gendered disciplinary, occupational and domestic division of labour continues, limiting the opportunities of women to fulfil learning, teaching, research and career aspirations.
The 2011 NTEU Women's Conference will explore these themes through guest speakers, panels, workshops and more.
Ged Kearney, President ACTU
Professor Suzanne Franzway, University of South Australia, co-author Making Feminist Politics: Transnational Alliances between Women and Labour
Suzanne McNabb, Women’s Officer, New Zealand TEU, on NZ Union Aid
Dr Maree Keating, Victoria University, International Women’s Development Agency Board
Dr Sandra Grey, President, New Zealand TEU
Justine O’Sullivan, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Janis Bailey, Gender Equity and Employment Project, Griffith University
Courtney Sloane, NUS Women’s Officer
Meghan Hopper, CAPA Vice President (Equity) and Women’s Officer
Robyn Dale, Domestic Violence Clearing House
For more information on the 2011 NTEU Women's Conference please contact firstname.lastname@example.org