One Woman Project’s International Women’s Day High Tea
On Sunday 5th march ALHR QLD Convenor, Kate Marchesi, spoke on a panel at the annual One Woman Project’s International Women’s Day High Tea in Brisbane.
The One Woman Project is a youth-led, registered non-for-profit organisation focused upon education about and advocacy promoting gender equality and the theme of this year’s High Tea was ‘Celebrating Women’, in particular, celebrating women making a difference in their communities.
Kate spoke on behalf of both ALHR and in her capacity as president of a ‘Young Queenslanders for the Right to Choose’, an organisation which has been active in the campaign to decriminalise abortion in Queensland.
The panel was led by a moderator and there was a vibrant discussion through a series of questions focused on the panelists particular areas of advocacy, why they choose to donate their time to various causes, what inspires them and how they deal with any backlash as outspoken voices in areas of advocacy that are often politically charged.
Kate spoke on abortion decriminalisation and was joined by panelists from Mums 4 Refugees and Youth Without Borders.
Kate was also awarded Young Advocate of the Year and everyone at ALHR wishes her our very warm congratulations on this outstanding and well deserved achievement.