Monday, March 20, 2017 (Evening)
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Reception
Migrant women have made a significant difference in their communities throughout the world. This comparative presentation by Professor Shirley Randell (left) of Rwanda and Professor Jaya Dantas (right) of Western Australia will highlight the concepts of empowerment, resilience, mentoring and family. They will showcase narratives of migrant women’s success by navigating and negotiating complex journeys. Women represent government, academia, community, and not-for-profit sectors.
Rwanda implemented the Beijing Plan of Action and Millennium Development Goal 3 on gender equality and empowerment. Since World War II, Australia, an immigrant nation, has taken in waves of migrants who are contributing, successful citizens.
Professor Jaya Dantas, PhD, is Director of Graduate Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Professor of International Health in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine, Curtin University, Western Australia. Professor Shirley Randell AO, PhD, Hon. DLitt, is a Gender and Education Specialist, Founding Director, Centre for Gender Studies, University of Rwanda.
PRICE: $20 Members; $25 Non-Members