My Vote My Voice: Women in Local Democracy – towards gender equality, will be held in the Victorian Parliament on Friday 1 September 2017, 8:30 am – 12 noon
National Council of Women, Victoria conduct this event annually. The theme this year is ‘Women in Local Democracy – Towards Gender Equality’. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Local Government Women’s Charter which contains the three principles: gender equity, diversity and active citizenship. Students from across Victoria will come together to make three-minute speeches on these principles as they relate to decision making in the community and the workplace, to the invited audience of students, community members and a panel of eminent women.
Although places are limited, we would welcome up to six students from participating schools, with no more than three to speak, and accompanying staff or parents to attend. We have arranged the half day program with on-arrival refreshments and photographs from 8.30 am, then students and guests will move to the Legislative Council Chamber for a program of speeches, student presentations and panel comments that will conclude at 12 noon. We hope some of your students will be able to attend on Friday 1 September.