The achievements of women and girls in Logan City and surrounding areas will be celebrated on Yugambeh & Jagera country at The WOW (Women of the World) Australia 2022 Festival, July 15th, and 16th at the Logan Entertainment Centre.
All program and ticket information can be found at www.wowaustralia.com.au.
Human Rights Advocate and Lawyer Nyadol Nyuon and Queensland’s Attorney-General, Minister for Justice, Minister for Women and Minister for the prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, Shannon Fentiman, will be amongst a long list of distinguished guests to speak at the festival. Inspirational speakers will fuel conversations covering a range of matters of importance to women in Logan, including finance, jobs, business, family, and religion.
Challenging the roles and expectations of womanhood will be amongst others, leading First Nations academic and author Jackie Huggins, Maori leader Tat Mahuru Stanley andQueensland multicultural youth ambassador Mary Harm.
Discussing money-making ventures will be Co-Director of the Griffith University Yunus Centre Ingrid Burkett, businesswoman and strategist Christine Mudvanhu-Makumbe, Founder of Ethni, Kim Rollanson-Nokes, Denise Edwards, owner of First Nations led company The Cyrogenics Group, and co-founder of Bee All-Natural Natasha Roebig.
Academic and social change experts Faiza el Higzi and Jackie Huggins will converse on issues of identity, activism, leadership and reconciliation all to be found in Jackie’s recent publication Sister Girl.
MATE Bystander trainer Michael Jeh will facilitate a discussion onthe raising of boys and young men with amongst others Men4Respect Coordinator for YFS Andrew Taukolo, MATE Ambassador Rhys Carroll, and Muslim Community Leader and Educator Dylan Chown.
The role of faith in women’s lives will be discussed with educator, human rights advocate, and interfaith leader Dr Nora Amath, Pastor Tina Vaka and spokesperson for the Home to Bilo campaign Angela Fredericks, amongst others.
Co-patron of WOW Australia June Oscar AO and her team will also share the recommendations and next steps for the landmark Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) report in one of a number of interactive workshops including those on sustainable design and the slow clothing movement.
All are also welcome at the Women’s Marketplace & Healing Space free to the public all day Saturday!
The WOW (Women of the World) Australia 2022 Festival is providing a stage for women’s voices to be heard through a series of bold, entertaining and conversation-provoking events with engaging messages and ideas about equality, diversity and positive change to help break down the barriers which women continue to face. The WOW Logan Festival is the third in WOW’s 2022 program and follows highly successful Festivals held in Cairns in May and Longreach in March.