Auckland Youth and Shakti Youth are holding a panel discussion to mark the 16 Days Campaign.
Main Themes: sexual and gender-based violence against women and gender diverse, racism in Aotearoa, and ILO190 - ending violence at work.
The panel will address the main issues and open the discussion to include: Women, girls and gender diverse, Issues for Maori and Pasifika women, Young migrant WOC, Issues for women with disabilities, Identity-related issues, Youth prostitution, Youth in poverty and the Living Wage.
The confirmed panellists are:
MP Jan Logie: Jan worked for Women’s Refuge, the New Zealand University Students’ Association, the YWCA and numerous other social causes before entering Parliament in 2011. She also has a proud history as a volunteer - for Youthline, Help Sexual Abuse Crisis Line, Wellington Rape Crisis Board and others. Combining her big picture thinking with her experience of helping individuals personally gives Jan a uniquely caring and practical political perspective. In Parliament she has been a champion for people and families affected by domestic and sexual violence.
Camille Nakhid: Associate Professor at the AUT School of Social Sciences and Public Policy. She has done extensive research into Māori and Pasifika educational achievement; family and community among Pasifika youth; factors impacting on migrant resettlement; and culturally relevant research methodologies.
Shaneel Lal: Youth MP and advocate for the rights of LGBTQI youth and intersectional justice. Shaneel also co-lead the “End of Conversion Therapy” campaign advocating for an individual’s right to their sexual orientation, identity and gender expression.
Carol Anne: Director of Dear Em, a platform that provides resources and support for girls and young women with a range of issues including mental, sexual and social health.
Saunoamaali’I Karanina Sumeo: Equal Employment Opportunities Officer at the Human Rights Commission. She has worked to promote the economic and social development of marginalized groups particularly women, Pacific people, and youth.
Organised by a diverse group of young women activists who want an end to sexual and gender-based violence against women and girls.
We will also Livestream the event as seating is limited. First come first serve.