Forum. From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World

Date: Wednesday, 2 December, 2015
Time: 6 pm – 7:45 pm
Location:
Sydney Trades Hall
4 Goulburn Street
Sydney
Cost: $ 5 Order your ticket here
Contact:
Australian Tamil Congress
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Tamil Women’s Development Group and Australian Tamil Congress invite you to a forum coinciding with the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence featuring speakers from war affected regions.

Australian women whose heritage is from war affected regions in the world will share their experiences and highlight the relationship between militarism and the right to education in situations of violent conflict in relative peace and a variety of education settings while continuing to make the links with militarism as a system of discrimination and inequality based on our relation to power.

Join the event in solidarity to call for an end to gender-based violence and appeal to governments to respond, protect, and prevent violence against women.

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: Make Education Safe for All is dedicated to:

  • Raising awareness about gender-based violence as a human rights issue
  • Strengthening local work around violence against women
  • Providing a forum to develop and share strategies
  • Demonstrating the solidarity of activists around the world
  • Calling governments to account, respond, protect, and prevent violence against women

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign is coordinated by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL).
 
Participation in the Campaign has seen over 5,478 organizations, policymakers, governments, UN agencies and countless individuals from over 180 countries worldwide. Together they have brought attention to issues of racism, sexism, cultures of violence, homophobia and called for the implementation of human rights obligations, including the right to health and reproductive rights, and end to militarism and gender-based violence, among others.

This year, the 16 Days Campaign will focus specifically on the relationship between militarism and the right to education in situations of violent conflict, in relative peace, and variety of education settings, while continuing to make the links with militarism, as an encompassing patriarchal system of discrimination and inequality based on our relationships to power.

Australian Tamil Congress is formed in order to create a congress of our people, for our people and by our people based on the principles of justice and peace amongst ourselves, and to provide for a common voice in promoting our general welfare, prosperity, independence, equality, security and peace

Tamil Women’s Development Group is Sydney-based community group for the empowerment and well-being of Tamil women