Human Rights Network: Women's equality

This month, the Human Rights Network will be engaging with experts, advocates, and community leaders to discuss women’s rights and equality. We’re thrilled to host this event that will celebrate progress, address challenges, and explore innovative solutions relating to women’s equality issues. 

Agenda Highlights

Spotlight on Equality: Learn about innovative services, programs, and movements that empower women and promote equality. 

Human Rights Intersection: Explore how women’s rights intersect with broader human rights principles. 

Collaboration and Strengthening: Engage in meaningful discussion and ask our experts guest speakers about areas where we can strengthen our efforts. 

Speaker details

Thelma Schwartz

Principal Legal Officer - Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS)

Thelma is a renowned ‘principal legal officer of the Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service (QIFVLS), an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled organisation providing legal and non-legal support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander victims and survivors of family violence and sexual assault in Queensland

Jill McKay

CEO - Children by Choice

An experienced leader in the Not-for-Profit sector with expertise in trauma-informed women’s services and trade union environments, Jill is an influential speaker possessing deep knowledge of the impacts of sexual assault, harassment, and trauma recovery.

Women’s Legal Service

Speaker to be confirmed

About the QCOSS Human Rights Network:

The QCOSS Human Rights Network is a community services sector network for those deepening their capacity to understand human rights and apply this to their work.

It provides an opportunity to share experiences, information and resources on human rights and social justice matters within the community services sector, as well as identifying common issues across the sector to inform advocacy and submissions. Meetings offer guest speakers and discussion on a range of topics, while access to peers and subject matter experts provides a community of knowledge and experience to draw on for everyday support.

In discussing how we can use the Human Rights Act in delivering our services, we will increase the human rights literacy and capability of our sector to help build a more rights-respecting culture.

Involvement is open to anyone working in community services non-government organisations in Queensland.

Event details:

Date: Monday, 29 July 2024 
Time: 2:00pm to 3:00pm 
Location: Online via Microsoft Teams 

29 July 2024 - 2:00 pm through  3:00 pm