Local Champions for Gender Equality

You’re invited to hear Stephanie Disher, Managing Director of Cummins South Pacific, the first woman to hold this position, speak at the launch of our 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2018.

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (16 Days) is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women and its impact on a woman’s physical, psychological, social and spiritual well-being. The 16 Days begin on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and end on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

To launch the start of the 16 days PLEDGE, (People Linking to Embrace & Develop Gender Equality) are holding an event to celebrate the actions of local people in promoting gender equity in the local area. Stephanie Disher, newly appointed Managing Director of Cummins South Pacific is our guest speaker. We will also be giving the inaugural ‘Local Champions Gender Equity Award’ to two community members who have demonstrated leadership in the area of championing women.

We would love you to attend our Launch of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence
When: Friday 23rd November 2018, 3:00pm-5:00pm
Where: Progress Hall, Boronia, 134 Boronia Rd, Boronia
This is a free event, however you must book through Try booking.

Local Champions for Gender Equality

Gender equality is the state in which access to rights or opportunities is unaffected by gender.

– Oxford Dictionaries

About us

Knox PLEDGE (People Linking to Embrace and Develop Gender Equality) is promoting the #HandsUp campaign for gender equality. Together with Knox services and community members we work towards inspiring people to embrace gender equality.

Through gender equality we aim to achieve:

  • No violence against women
  • Equal learning opportunities
  • Acceptance of all genders, cultures and abilities
  • No more victim blaming
  • Equal and respectful relationships
  • Equal pay for women
  • More women in leadership
  • Gender equity in schools
  • Flexible workplaces for parents
  • Equal carers roles
  • Shared responsibility in the home
  • No gender stereotyping


#HandsUpForGenderEquality

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Pledge (People Linking to Embrace and Develop Gender Equality) is a project led by The Basin Community House

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