A New Deal for Women:

A UNIFEM Informs seminar

Wednesday 16 April 2008, 5.45pm

Jointly-presented by UNIFEM Australia and The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre at UniSA

With Jane Sloane, Executive Director, International Women's Development Agency

Written transcript available here
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Audio transcript available here (21.7 MB mp3 format)

For the first time in history, the United Nations Commission for the Status of Women (CSW) chose 'Financing for Gender Equality' as the theme of its 52nd session in New York, February 2008. Jane Sloane, one of four NGO representatives in the Australian Government Delegation, will reflect on the implications for us in the wake of this landmark gathering.

Jane is Executive Director, International Women's Development Agency. She has worked previously with Coffey International Development, AusAID, World Vision, Austrade and as CEO of the Social Entrepreneurs Network.

Jane is the recipient of an Australian Government Endeavour Professional Award which addressed Pacific women's political participation, a Churchill Fellowship on humanitarian emergency response team models, a Future Summit Leadership Award, a Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Award and a Queen's Trust Award. Jane holds an Asia Pacific Business Women's Award and a Vietnam Women's Union Award for her humanitarian work. She is currently writing a book -"Citizen Jane, going local in a globalised world" - about a group of Janes engaged in citizen action.

UNIFEM Australia

The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is a non-profit organisation working to help improve the living standards of women and children in developing countries and to address their concerns. It is a global organisation with programs which promote women's leadership, with the goal to give women an equal voice in the decisions that shape their future and that of their children. The aim of the UNIFEM Informs seminars is to promote the role and work undertaken by UNIFEM to the general public.

UNIFEM Informs is a UNIFEM Australia initiative. Additional information on UNIFEM Australia may be found at http://www.unifem.org.au.

Additional web sites which may be of interest: Respect for Women seminar

White Ribbon Day (IDEVAW)

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