Resilient Women Forum: Uniting Church in Australia

From October 20, 2017 09:30 until October 20, 2017 15:30

Resilient Women Forum: Uniting Church in Australia

The Uniting Church in Australia (Synod of Victoria and Tasmania) invites you to:

Resilient Women Forum

Date: Friday 20 October 2017      Time: 9:30am to 3:30pm
Location: 2 Harris Street, Lynbrook

An interactive workshop to develop strategies and initiatives in response to acts of violence committed against Muslim women in public due to Islamophobia.

A new report shows that women are the main targets of Islamophobic violence, with half of offline attacks occurring in crowded public spaces, often in front of children. It is an important community safety issue. By attending this interactive forum, participants will find out about the practical steps that local agencies, community members and leaders can take to respond to this public form of violence against women.

Keynote speakers:

  • Inaz Janif, a local school teacher and community activist
  • Mariam Issa, an inspirational public speaker, author and storyteller


  • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, spoken word poet
  • Manal Younus, spoken word poet; and
  • Playback Theatre Company, an interactive theatrical performance

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided. Please let the organisers know of any dietary requirements.

Cost: Free

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