Want to know about an upcoming gender equality event near you? Or how to get involved with one of our Member Organisations?
AGEC has developed an easy to use Event Calendar for our Members and Subscribers that tells you everything you need to know about –
- Upcoming AGEC events
- Member Organization Events
- Key annual events on the gender equality calendar
It even tells you how to get there! Click here to see the calendar
If you’re a Member Organization, your login will allow you to log your event details and a link to your own website or event portal. Click here to add a new event.
AGEC 2019 Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Australian Gender Equality Council will be held on Friday 21st November 2019 at 2pm. Representatives from AGEC Member Organisations are invited to attend. The AGM will hear from the Chair and CEO on AGEC activities for the year just past, and AGEC’s plans for the coming year. The annual Director Elections are held at the AGM. Member Organisations can attend in person or via video conference. Full details of the meeting location and venue will be provided in the Notice of Meeting emailed to Members on 31st October 2019.
International Day of the Girl Child
“On this International Day of the Girl, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential.” — UN Secretary-General António Guterres
Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.
2018 theme: With Her: A Skilled GirlForce
Today’s generation of girls are preparing to enter a world of work that is being transformed by innovation and automation. Educated and skilled workers are in great demand, but roughly a quarter of young people – most of them female – are currently neither employed or in education or training.
Of the 1 billion young people – including 600 million adolescent girls – that will enter the workforce in the next decade, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, where low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common.
On 11 October, International Day of the Girl, we are working alongside all girls to expand existing learning opportunities, chart new pathways and calling on the global community to rethink how to prepare them for a successful transition into the world of work.
Under the theme, With Her: A Skilled GirlForce, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.