This Thursday evening, Julia Gillard AC will launch the 2020/21 Next Generation Intern report by Medha Majumdar, The Missing Women of Australian Politics: How violence against women creates barriers to female representation.
Thursday August 12, 6:00-7:00 pm AEST.
After postponing last year, Medha has now completed her research on the impact of violence against women in politics. A topic that has come into sharp focus during 2020 with the revelations of sexual harassment and assault within Parliament House in Canberra. This has echoed again in the recent ABC series Ms Represented.
Interviews with current and former Members of Parliament, election candidates, and political staffers, as well as an anonymous survey of women with experience in politics at all levels of government informed this report. It also analyses international examples of progress, primarily from the United Kingdom, where there is substantive work underway to make their parliaments and political parties safer.
In doing so, it makes recommendations to help reduce the prevalence of abuse and harassment in politics. These recommendations seek to raise awareness, improve support structures and reporting mechanisms, to enact cultural change in politics in Australia.
Join with us to hear from Julia (via the UK) and Medha who will discuss the report and her recommendations on how to reduce the prevalence of abuse and harassment in politics.
A free online event via zoom, but registration via this link is necessary.
We thank the Australian Workers Union and Slater and Gordon Lawyers for their leadership in supporting the internship and sharing our vision.
- August 12, 2021 at 6:00pm – 7pm