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Empowering men and boys to make the world a better place for women and girl...

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Queen's Hall

Parliament of Victoria

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals is:
Gender Equality – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.
Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large.

But we're not there yet... According to the Australian Human Rights Commission:

* In 2013, Australia was ranked 24th on a global index measuring gender equality, slipping from a high point of 15th in 2006.
* Australian women are over-represented as part-time workers in low-paid industries and in insecure work and continue to be underrepresented in leadership roles in the private and public sectors.
* One in three Australian women aged 15 years and over has experienced physical violence and nearly one in five has experienced sexual assault.
* It is estimated that violence against women and children will cost the Australian economy $15.6 billion per year by 2021-2022 unless decisive action is taken to prevent it.
* More than smoking or obesity, domestic and family violence is the leading preventable cause of death, disability and illness in women aged 15 to 44 years.

But gender equality is not a women's issue, it is an issue that affects everyone. As Australia's leading women's service organisation we invite leading men to share their ideas and views on how we can empower them to make this critical changes.

Our Guest Speakers:
Peter Frueh, District Governor of Rotary International (Victoria)

Peter understands corporate Australia having spent 30 years with Telstra in a wide range of positions, including Executive Director and Managing Director roles. Wanting to make a difference to his community he joined Rotary in 2006. Rotary International (although since 1989 it has accepted accepted women as members), can be seen as men's response to social injustice, inequality and inequity. Rotary has more than 1.2million members and 32,000 clubs worldwide. Peter is currently the District Governor for District 9800, which has 65 clubs and 2,400 members. It covers most of Melbourne and country clubs such as Kyneton, Bendigo and Echuca-Moama.

Hamish Head, Executive Director, State Manager Victoria & Capital Markets, Morgan Stanley
Morgan Stanley is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, wealth management and investment management services, with offices in more than 42 countries and more than 55,000 employees, the firm's clients include corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. Women –particularly in the financial industry– remain vastly underrepresented at every level. Hamish is a champion of diversity and through Morgan Stanley has instituted a number of initiatives to better support females employees in the workplace.

Join Soroptimist International (Victoria) for breakfast in our national and united approach to end violence to women and achieve gender equality across Australia and to #orangetheworld as part of the United Nations 16 days of Activism Orange the World.


As this is an #orangetheworld event, we invite you to wear orange on the day which is the colour the United Nations have chosen to symbolise a brighter future for all.


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I'd like to be a sponsor of the event?
Fabulous!
We are offering Breakfast Sponsorships of $950 which includes 10 tickets and promotion of your organisation or brand which includes logo visibility and placement on key collateral, social media and at the event. You can purchase this sponsorship through Eventbrite via credit card or request a tax invoice from

Please contact us on email at sivictoria@siswp.org or via phone Erica 0452 425 536 to discuss further.

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

There are no age limits but due to security restrictions at Parliament House, you may be required to show ID and you will be subject to a security screening.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Take the healthy option, walk if you're close enough or take public transport. Trams (86, 96) and trains (Parliament station) stop close by.

What can/can't I bring to the event?

Please wear something orange - a little brooch or a whole outfit - we want you to #orangetheworld and create more awareness around gender equality.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please send an email to sivictoria@siswp.org or contact Erica on 0452 425 536.


Is my ticket transferrable?

Yes your ticket is transferrable.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, please do so here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes it will make life easier for us on the morning.

What is the refund policy?

We're happy to refund any ticket purchased before 17 November 2017 but after that we unable to offer any refunds.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Yep that fine!

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Queen's Hall

Parliament of Victoria

Spring Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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