Maybanke Lecture with Elizabeth Broderick

Where: Sydney, NSW

When: Mon 1st May 2017, 18:00 – 19:30 (1 hour, 30 minutes)

Please join us at Customs House, Sydney for the 5th Annual Maybanke Lecture, Self-care sits at the heart of women's suffrage, to be given by Elizabeth Broderick AO.

Elizabeth will elaborate on her view that as women’s rights advocates continue to be at the forefront of human rights struggles, they are faced with increasingly authoritarian and unsafe environments. In these, they confront oppressive, discriminatory structures and human rights violations which subject them to increasing reputational damage, threats and attacks, all of which leave both physical and mental scars.

The women's movement will only be as strong as the individuals who comprise the greater collective. Today being well both physically and mentally is itself an act of defiance. This Lecture will emphasise the importance of self-care, and issue a call for all involved in the struggle for gender equality to make it a priority. 


Elizabeth has brought together captains of industry, governments and Defence Force chiefs to address gender inequality in Australia and beyond.

As Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner (2007-2015), Elizabeth worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men, and to promote gender equality. READ MORE(link is external)

The Maybanke Fund(link is external) honours the work of Maybanke Anderson, writer, leader, feminist, early childhood education pioneer and promoter of the rights of women and children in Australia.

The Maybanke Fund connects its community of donors with organisations working to reduce social inequality through education, women’s advocacy and social reform - causes that continue to be as important in the 21st century as they were for Maybanke in 1893.

You can make a difference by donating to The Maybanke Fund. Your donation today helps build the Fund for tomorrow and also provides the Maybanke Anderson Award in Indigenous Early Childhood Education, at Macquarie University.

The Maybanke Fund is a fund within Sydney Community Foundation (SCF)(link is external). Make your donation to the SCF Maybanke Fund, and help keep Maybanke's legacy alive.


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