Presenter/s: 50/50 by 2030 Foundation
Event type: Launch
Event date: Wednesday, 5 September 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:30pm
Event venue: Old Parliament House
Gender equality progress in Australia is in trouble. Despite Australia’s leadership in developing some of the best anti-discrimination legislative frameworks in the world, the current climate of bias and backlash is immune to regulatory control. Australian women and girls are failing to flourish as well as they should, particularly given our decade long world number one ranking in female education.
To date, Australians’ attitudes and beliefs about what is possible, what is appropriate and what is ‘right’, when it comes to women and girls, have been largely untested. The 50/50 by 2030 Foundation survey changes this.
To mark the public launch of the report, the 50/50 by 2030 Foundation are hosting a panel discussion about the state of gender equality in Australia and the attitudes that impact social, political and corporate action – or indeed, lack of action.
The discussion will be facilitated by Clementine Ford – freelance writer, broadcaster and commentator, and author of the bestselling book, Fight Like a Girl.
The panel will feature a diverse group of Australians, including Dr Jessa Rogers (UNE), Wiradjuri woman, Project Director of Indigenous Research and Education Strategy; Associate Professor Michael Flood (QUT), internationally recognised researcher on men, masculinities and violence prevention; Ashleigh Streeter (Jasiri), ACT Woman of the Year, Forbes 30 under 30 recipient; and Michael Livingstone (Jesuit Social Services), Executive Director of the Men’s Project.