USYD Women Past, Present and Future Event:
On the 14th of August we will hold our first Q and A alumnae event. All people are welcome. Where: Social Sciences Building Lecture Theatre 200. This Q and A event allows current University students to ask our panel of amazing USYD Alumnae for their insights and wisdom on all aspects of their career, life and study. With guest speakers Vice Chancellor Michael Spence and Deputy Vice Chancellor Lisa Jackson-Pulver this is an event not to be missed. Panellists include Mahya Mirzaei, Renee Noble, Pallavi Sinha and Amelia Jamieson.
According to a recent ABC report, 78% of Australian women are dissatisfied with their appearances. We are in the process of filming short videos to encourage women to develop positive body image. Our leading roles in the video are USYD women from different communities and backgrounds. We are always looking for ENID contributors so make sure you get in touch if this sounds like something you would be interested in (we also need writers, poets, graphic designers, aspiring journalists etc…)
Women for Election
There is an upcoming conference run by Women for Election are holding called Women in the House: INSPIRE & EQUIP Conference between the 23-24th of August. We are happy to direct some our budget towards sponsoring USYD students to attend. Please get into contact with us if you are interest in attending. More information of the event can be found here: https://events.
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Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill:
The 8th of August 2019 marked a historic moment for women’s reproductive rights in NSW, with the passage of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 in the NSW lower house. This means that NSW is now one step closer to removing abortion from the NSW Crimes Act and seeing pregnancy terminations regulated as medical procedures in NSW. Abortion has been criminalised in NSW for 119 years. Although it should be noted that the bill still needs to be scrutinized by Parliament’s social issues committee and then passed by the NSW upper House. Watch this space.
Gabi Stricker-Phelps and Crystal Xu