Sister Angélique Namaika who is visiting Australia as the guest of Australia for UNHCR. is the recipient of the 2013 Nansen Refugee Award – UNHCR’s highest human rights prize – for her ground-breaking work with women and girls, in a conflict area labelled the most dangerous place to be a woman than a soldier in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Sister Angelique’s visit forms part of Australia for UNHCR’s work in sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). The organisation funds a number of SGBV projects in the DRC and works to implement UN Resolution 2106 which seeks to build on UN Resolution 1325 and strengthen protections for women in conflict zones
The event is co-hosted by The Institute for Gender and Australia for UNHCR.Vice Chancellor Ian Young will open the event.
Event date is Tuesday 18 August 2015
Time 18h30 – 20h30 (light refreshments from 17h30+)
Venue Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research (131); Garran Road, ANU
Please support and register on line by clicking on the link below where you will be directed to register your attendance. Deadline for registration is 12 August.