Amnesty International UTAS is holding a speakers panel discussing the issues faced by women in professional environments such as in the workplace and on university campus’.
About the speakers for the panel:
Meredith Nash – Meredith Nash is the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change and Senior Lecturer in Sociology.
Louise Richardson-Self – Louise joined the University of Tasmania as a Lecturer in Philosophy and Gender Studies in the School of Humanities in July 2015, and teaches into both the Philosophy and Gender Studies majors.
Yabbo Thompson – Yabbo is an Activist with Amnesty International Australia, and was a part of the first group in Tasmania. She has been a part of Amnesty’s Women’s Rights Team for over five years, and has been involved in contributing to multiple reports including the Government Plan to Reduce Violence Against women and girls. Yabbo is currently involved in part of the revived group called the Women’s Rights Network. She has, with help, organised International Women’s Day activities for over 26 years in support of International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and Amnesty International.
Janet Minchin Hanna – Janet is a member of the Soroptimist organisation working to empower girls through education.
Robin Banks – Holding a Bachelor of Laws, Robin has been involved in a broad range of human rights advocacy activities and has a strong background in disability rights in particular. Most recently, Robin held the position of Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner (2010-17), and was this year an author of “An Initial Review of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response at the University of Tasmania.”