There has been a push in recent months to get gender back on the agenda, with the #March4Justice and Grace Tame, the 2021 Australian of the Year, using her platform to highlight discrimination and violence against women.
The Aged Care Royal Commission has also detailed the shocking neglect and abuse suffered by older people in nursing homes. There are more than 50 cases of sexual assaults taking place every week in residential aged care facilities.
COVID has shown up all of society's fault lines, including the growing homelessness of older women.
Isn't this the time to build greater momentum for change?
10:00 - 10:45am: Our keynote speaker, Emma Dawson, will dissect the issues of discrimination - especially around sexism and ageism
10:45 - 11:00am: Break
11:00 am - 12:00pm: Panel discussion on Tackling Disadvantage Now & Into the Future with panelists. Moderated by OWN NSW Ambassador Caroline Baum.
Emma Dawson - Executive Director of thinktank Per Capita Australia.
Nareen Young - Professor, Indigenous Policy (Indigenous Workforce Diversity), Jumbunna Institute, UTS Sydney
Maha Abdo OAM - CEO, Muslim Women Australia
Hayley Foster - CEO, Rape and Domestic Violence Services, Australia.