Join us to discover how Natasha Stott Despoja AM has been working to end gender inequity.

We passed the Equal Opportunity Act in 1984 but how far have we come?

How does Australia fare in relation to the rest of the world?

Nastasha Stott Despoja AM was named one of the Top 100 Global Influencers on Gender Policy by Apolitical. In 2017 she served on The World Bank Gender Advisory Council and UN High Level Working Group on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents. From 2013-2016 she was Australia’s Global Ambassador for Women and Girls. In 2011, Stott Despoja was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her service to the Australian parliament, education and as a role model for women. She is a former Senator for South Australia (1995-2008) and former Leader of the Australian Democrats. She remains the youngest woman ever to enter the Australian Federal Parliament.

A panel of experts from RMIT’s Social and Global Studies Centre will also be joining Natasha to share their expertise and thoughts on gender equity at home and abroad.

The Tom Nairn Lecture honours political scientist Professor Tom Nairn whose major scholarly contribution is his critique of Nationalism and Globalisation. Professor Nairn worked at RMIT between 2002 and 2009.

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A Live Stream will be running through our Facebook Page @SocialGlobalStudies


Kaleide Theatre

RMIT University

Building 8 Level 2 Room 4

360 Swanston Street, Melbourne 3000


21 November 2018