LL:DDV: International Women's Day 2002

2002-02-28 Thread Kate Kearns


International Women's Day 2002

The partner groups of the annual International Women's Day Lecture 
Series invite you celebrate IWD 2002 at the Melbourne Town Hall on 
Thursday 7th March from 6.15pm. Once again we have an inspiring line up 
of speakers including: Ella Hooper (singer/songwriter from 'Killing 
Heidi'); Sonja Rutherford (Senior Citizen of the Year and Australian 60+ 
  Power Lifting champion); Surma Hamid (human rights activist, 
Independent Women's Organisation); and Joy Murphy (Wurundjeri Elder). 
The theme for the evening is 'Women of Passion' and will be hosted by 
774 ABC Radio presenter Lynne Haultain.

Date: Thursday 7th March 2002
Time: Community Expo 6.15 Speakers 7.30pm
Venue: Melbourne Town Hall, Crn Swanston and Collins Street
Cost: $17 Adult/Full $12.50 Concession
Bookings: Victorian Women's Trust 03 9642 0422 or email [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Special Performance by Y'ld Women at 7.15pm. Ella Hooper will also be
performing on the night.

This event is a partnership between four women's organisations - 
absolutely women's health, International Women's Development Agency, 
YWCA Victoria and the Victorian Women's Trust.


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LL:DDV: What's happening in around the Trust

2002-04-09 Thread Kate Kearns

Tehmeena Faryal, RAWA  - Lecture Monday 15th April

The Women's Rights Action Network of Australia and the Victorian Women's
Trust invite you to hear Tehmeena Faryal of the Revolutionary 
Association of the Women of Afghanistan next Monday at the Equal 
Opportunity Commission, Melbourne.

Tahmeena was 10 years old when the Soviet invasion forced her family 
from Afghanistan to a Pakistani refugee camp. Her mother ws an early 
member and her father a supporter of RAWA. Educated in RAWA schools in 
Pakistan, Faryal became committed to working fro human rights and 
women's rights.

Tahmeena has since become a spokeswoman for RAWA and recently toured the
United States, raising money for RAWA and raising awareness about the 
plight of Afghan women and families.

She has a reputation as a captiviating speaker and has appeared on Good
Morning America, and on CNN. She testified to the Suncommittee of the US 
House on International Operations and Human Rights, and has given 
numerous speeches to groups of academics, women's groups and other human 
rights organisations.

RAWA has been working to support Afghan women since 1977 (when the 
Soviet Union first began their advances on the country) and continues 
their fight to secure social, political and human rights. This has led 
to engagement on a number of fronts including education, health and 
social reform. Because so many Afghan women have left the country and 
languish in refugee camps much of their woerk is undertaken in these 
environments but they also continue to work in Afghanistan.

Date: April 15
Time: 5pm
Venue: Equal Opportunity Commission, Level 3, 380 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
RSVP Susan Brennan on [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Bookings:Essential. Entry: Free. Donations to RAWA are encouraged





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LL:INFO: What's happening in and around the VWT

2002-06-12 Thread Kate Kearns

Are you interested in participating?

Present But Not Counted: Rural and Urban Women's Unpaid Labour - A Pilot 
Project

For far too long, the everyday community building work done by women has 
been invisible and undervalued. We know anecdotally, and instinctually, how 
much it contributes to our national economy. We know from people such as 
Marilyn Waring and Duncan Ironmonger the extent of this work and its dollar 
value. But good systematic qualitative research - exploring the issues from 
women's realities - is still needed.

By commencing a study of rural and metropolitan women's labour, this pilot 
project supported by the Victorian Women's Trust will create new practical 
and theoretical frameworks to measure how women's contribution to the 
'private' unpaid economy sustains the 'public' market economy.

Dr Helen Johnson from the University of Queensland is looking for 15 women 
aged over 18 to attend a discussion at the Women's Business Matrix in 
Brunswick Street, Fitzroy on Tuesday 16 July from 10am to 12 noon. Morning 
tea will be served and childcare facilities are available.

A discussion will also take place at the Bendigo Tafe College from 12 noon 
to 2pm on Thursday 18 July. A light lunch will be served and childcare 
facilities are available.

Please contact Helen on (07) 336 51070 or at [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Alternatively, contact Trish Pinto at the Victorian Women's Trust on (03)
9642 0422 or at [EMAIL PROTECTED]



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LL:INFO: VWT Unpaid Labour Questionnaire

2002-09-04 Thread Kate Kearns

VICTORIAN WOMEN’S TRUST/ UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND

Unpaid Labour Questionnaire

The Victorian Women’s Trust and the School of Social Sciences at the
University of Queensland is gathering information from women in Victoria 
as part of a research project to evaluate women’s unpaid labour and its 
value to the Australian market economy.

The project is designed to assist women to identify and recognise the
enormous value of their unpaid labour, and to provide data that will 
drive a public policy reform process that properly values women’s vital 
contribution to Australia’s society and economy.

You can assist in this process by providing us with your valuable 
insight and experience. Your contribution will help to fuel future 
advocacy and public policy reform. Please feel free, also, to forward 
this email on to friends and colleagues.

There are two parts to the research process, a questionnaire and focus 
group discussions.

Questionnaire:

The questionnaire is being e-mailed to the Trust’s online database. Your 
participation, by way of completing and returning this document, would 
be greatly appreciated.

Focus Groups:

We invite you to participate in small group discussions so that we may 
learn more about your experiences of unpaid labour. These focus groups 
will take 2 hours and will be facilitated by Dr Helen Johnson of the 
University of Queensland during the first week of October 2002.

Focus groups are planned for the Mornington Peninsula on Monday 30
September, in Wodonga on Wednesday 2 October and in the Central 
Highlands on Thursday 3 October. If you are interested in participating 
in one of these forums, please contact Trish Pinto at the Women’s Trust 
on (03) 9642 0247 or [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Please indicate your preference for a morning or afternoon session.

Many thanks.


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LL:INFO: What's happening in and around the VWT

2002-09-23 Thread Kate Kearns

Female participants wanted for research project

If you are a woman over 18 years old you are invited to take part in a 
La Trobe University study into the women's self-conceptions. The study 
is being conducted by Ms Maree Daly, Dr Helen Lindner and Dr Michael 
Halloran of the School of Psychological Science.

The purpose of this study is to identify the terms most frequently used 
by women to describe themselves. The information provided by 
participants will be used to develop a more comprehensive questionnaire, 
designed to measure the characteristics of the self-concept.

If you volunteer to participate, you will be asked to list up the 15
self-descriptive terms or phrases and to judge the extent to which you 
view each term/phrase as positive or negative. You will also be 
requested to provide some demographic information, including your age, 
and the ages of any children you have. Your participation in this study 
would be completely anonymous - no identifying information will be 
requested.

If you'd like to participate in this study, just click the link below - 
you can complete the form online.

http://www.latrobe.edu.au/psy/social/current/self.html

Thanks for your help!



Project Officer required at the VWT

The Victorian Women's Trust is a philanthropic and advocacy  body 
working to advance the staus of women in Victoria.

The Trust seeks a project officer to manage its granting activity; 
conduct fundraising apperals; write edit and coordinate publications; 
and work on special projects as required.

Highly developed writing ability, excellent organisational skills, 
computer literacy, people skills and a commitment to feminism are 
essential requirements for this position.

For a position description call (03) 9642 0422 or email [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Applications close 04/10/02.


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