RESPECT for Women seminar

Thursday 9 September 2004

International speaker, Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International and other expert contributors reviewed the national and global situation for women, discussing equity in employment, access to education and support mechanisms for women subject to violence or discrimination.

Ms Khan has led a global campaign to stop violence against women and has worked tirelessly to reduce inhumane treatment of prisoners and refugees.

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Ms Elizabeth Ho, Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA

Setting the Scene

Ms Kate Lennon, Chief Executive, Department for Families and Communities
Ms Irene Khan, Secretary General, Amnesty International
Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue, Indigenous leader and Patron of the Hawke Centre

National Perspectives Panel & Open Discussion

Ms Pru Goward, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunities Commission
Ms Linda Matthews, South Australian Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
Ms Kerrynne Liddle, Journalist and Chair of Tandanya, National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
Chair: Professor Eleanor Ramsay, Hawke Research Institute, UniSA

Global Perspectives Panel & Open Discussion

Ms Libby Lloyd, President UNIFEM Australia Inc and Senator Penny Wong representing UNIFEM Adelaide
Dr Anna Ciccarelli, Executive Director, International and Development, UniSA
Ms Georgina Costello, Melbourne Barrister
Chair: Ms Elizabeth Ho, Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA

Statement from Amnesty International (SA/NT) on the 'Stop Violence Against Women' campaign
Ms Vicki Jacobs, Amnesty International SA/NT Branch President

Thank you and close

Ms Elizabeth Ho, Director, The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, UniSA

Speaker notes and transcripts, where available, are highlighted in the program (verbal unedited transcripts only)


The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre acknowledges the generous support and assistance received.

Minister Stephanie Key, Minister for the Status of Women and The South Australian Office for Women

The South Australian Office of the Commissioner for Equal Opportunity
Women and Leadership Program, University of South Australia
Amnesty International (SA/NT)

We also wish to acknowledge the following:

  • Hilton Adelaide Hotel
  • University of South Australia, Marketing and Development Unit
  • IB Coaching (Australia)
  • Toni and Guy Hairdressers
  • Haigh's Chocolates
  • Mary Martin Bookshop
  • Doyley's Patisserie

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