Thu, Dec 09|
Zoom Recorded Live Online Event
The WHY Campaign - Day 15 of 16 Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
Our next International Guest Speakers taking part in The W.H.Y. Campaign 16 Days of Activism Events, is Tova Leigh, Film Maker & Fearless Female Lead & Divya Srinivasan, Human Rights Lawyer & Legal Advisor at Equality Now. This event is NOT to BE MISSED. RSVP & Invite the World. It's FREE!
Time & Location
Dec 09, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GMT+11
Zoom Recorded Live Online Event
About the Event
We are very proud to announce our next two International Guest Speakers 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 Empowering Leading Women - Social Impact Campaign - We Hear You - The W.H.Y. Campaign, is a Global Domestic/Family| Intimate Partner | Gender based violence awareness and solidarity initiative made up of local (Melbourne HQ), National (Australia) and global volunteers. Our Big Mission #oneyearzerodeaths2025.
We started in 2020 to send a message to victim-survivors, that we care, we know you're going through hell in lock down with your abuser and we are taking community action, raising public awareness to be part of the solution not the problem and make sure they are not forgotten. #bythepeopleforthepeople #thewhycampaignteam
Our upcoming online free events are to acknowledge the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November & Human Rights Day 10 Dec.
"The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that kicks off on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. It was started by activists at the inaugural Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991 and continues to be coordinated each year by the Centre for Women’s Global Leadership. It is used as an organizing strategy by individuals and organizations around the world to call for the prevention and elimination of violence against women and girls.
Time: 9am GMT London UK
Time: 8pm AEDT Melbourne
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Our International Guest Speaker One Topic Presentation: 'The connection between sexism and male violence against women' - Focusing on casual sexism - How to identify it? What is it? Why is it important to talk about it?
Guest Speaker Bio
Tova was born in Israel. She practiced law and worked as an Employment Attorney for two years before moving to the UK in 2006 to pursue a career in performing arts. Tova went on to write, act and produce several short films and a TV pilot. She started her successful blog - My Thoughts About Stuff - in 2015 where she shared the struggles she faced as a mother. In less than three years her blog made her into an internet sensation with her blunt rants about motherhood, marriage, sex and all things taboo. Her viral online series 'Mom Life Crisis' which documents her own midlife crisis resonated with millions of women across the world and later became a documentary film on Amazon Prime Video.
In March 2019 Tova released her first book ‘F*cked at 40: Life Beyond Suburbia, Monogamy and Stretch Marks’. Tova takes the reader on her journey of rediscovering who she is after motherhood and beyond the norms society forces upon women, whilst encouraging them to break free and just be themselves. Tova's second book ‘You Did What?’, a collection of funny and outrageous confessions from everyday people from around the world, was released in September 2021.
Tova also co-hosts a weekly podcast Till Death Do Us Pod with her husband Mike and has performed two successful one-woman comedy shows around the world. Tova has created numerous viral videos about feminism and women’s rights. She is dedicated to promoting gender equality and championing women through her live performances and books, as well as her work as a podcaster and digital creator. She is a mother of three girls and lives together with her family in London.
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International Guest Speaker Two Bio
‘Equality Now’ Representative: Divya Srinivasan - Human Rights Lawyer | Legal Advisor at Equality Now| South Asia Consultant
Divya Srinivasan joined Equality Now in August 2017. Divya is a licensed attorney in India with a background in women’s rights, including work on sexual harassment in the workplace and sexual violence against women. She was an associate in labor and employment law at Trilegal, one of India’s leading law firms, prior to obtaining her LLM degree from Harvard Law School (US).
Divya is inspired to advocate for women’s and girls’ rights based on the hope that she can bring about positive change in at least one person’s life. She believes that good laws are indispensable in the fight for gender equality and is inspired by the countless women all over the world who manage to succeed against impossible odds. Her favorite quote is by Mahatma Gandhi: “In a gentle way, you can shake the world.” Outside the office, Divya enjoys watching sports, reading and traveling.
Divya topic for her presentation is 'Making legal systems work for survivors of sexual violence globally'
Sexual violence is never acceptable. No excuses. No exceptions. Yet across the world, insufficient laws allow sexual violence to be explained away, to be justified, to blame the victim, to be swept under the rug. Hear from Divya Srinivasan, Legal Advisor at Equality Now on the need for feminist laws, victim-centered law enforcement, and compassionate communities in South Asia and around the world. This is how we will end sexual violence. Divya's topic will link sexual violence and Domestic violence and discuss martial rape, so trigger warning content for the topics discussed at this event.
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