Blog of the Day
posted by Holly Miller, Mar 12, 2014
Last week ActionAid Australia organised an evening to bring women together for an exchange of ideas on issues of women’s rights in a global context. Holly Miller from ActionAid stresses the importance of meeting and chatting to create change for women here and internationally.
In our action oriented society, there’s almost a stigma against sitting around talking. But there’s real power in having a chat. Particularly a chat amongst women.
In the lead up to International Women’s Day last week, ActionAid Australia hosted an event that sought to bring women – and the men that support us – together. The aim of the evening was simply to provide a forum for a bit of a… chat, really, about issues of women’s rights in the global context.
The conversation of the night was between ActionAid ambassadors and prominent Australian feminists, Tracey Spicer and Judith Lucy: two women who have visited ActionAid’s women’s rights programs in Uganda.
And of course, the stories that Tracey and Judith shared – with each other, and with those of us gathered there to participate – were many things at once: overwhelming, sad, inspiring, hilarious.
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