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The WHY Campaign - Day 1 3 of 16 Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

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The WHY Campaign - Day 1 3 of 16 Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

Time & Location

Dec 07, 2021, 8:00 PM GMT+11 – Dec 08, 2021, 9:30 PM GMT+11

Zoom Live Recorded Online Event

About the Event

We are very proud to announce our next guest speaker taking part in our 16 days of activism against gender-based violence, as part of our acknowledgement of the UN International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Emma’s strength of character, her willingness to support others and her resolve to create tangible and long-lasting change have been credited through many accolades, most notable including Kingston Woman of the Year 2019, The Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2018, and parliamentary nominations for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2019 and 2020. Most recently, she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honour list in 2021.

Event Topic: 

The additional complexities involved when a family facing family violence has a child with a disability are significant. Learn some of the additional challenges a mother faces and considerations that need to be factored in by professionals providing support to victim-survivors with complex needs and children with a disability. Another inspiring woman sharing her lived experience to create real change in society for the better. We must include the lived experience and the powerful voices of DFV survivors. It is time for Change.

Guest Speaker Bio

Emma Gierschick is an accomplished and multi-award-winning keynote speaker, writer & consultant. She has presented around Australia and authored multiple papers and submissions to Family Violence, and Family Law Inquiries, and to Royal Commissions. Emma uses her lived experiences of extreme family violence, breast cancer, and mothering children with disabilities, to cement herself as a nationally recognised voice and authority for vulnerable children with a disability facing family violence. She discusses their additional vulnerabilities, the lack of recognition in formal reports and policies and their unmet need for recovery from trauma. She further discusses the impact of family violence on a victim and child's physical and mental health, of resilience, overcoming adversity, and the joy involved in discovering the internal power that comes with self-awareness and self-care, at all times with the intent to empower her audience. During presentations, Emma often includes appropriate humour leaving her audiences moved, reflective, and wanting more. She readily shares personal insights and presents opportunities for questions and reflection. Emma’s strength of character, her willingness to support others and her resolve to create tangible and long-lasting change have been credited through many accolades, most notable including Kingston Woman of the Year 2019, The Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2018, and parliamentary nominations for the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2019 and 2020.

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