Now IS the Time! Building Momentum for Change for A More Inclusive Future.

Sep 30

Join us for this special event.

Now IS the Time! Building Momentum for Change for a More Inclusive Future

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

This will be followed by the OWN NSW Annual General Meeting from1pm – 3 pm for OWN members.

Having trouble booking online? Ring or email OWN NSW on 02 9519 8044 or email


Sep 30


10:00 AM


by the 30th September

Find Us

02 95198044


8-10 Victoria St, Newtown NSW 2042, Australia

Phone: +61 – 2 – 9519 8044


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Women are traditional spinners - of tales, of cloth, or many fine things. May we in OWN continue to spin strong webs of support which create a safety net for older women's emotional and physical wellbeing; and create a sling from which to catapult into the wider community older women's aspirations for a better world. 

- Noreen Hewett -


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