Grace Tame in a first for UN Women

Grace Tame, Australian of the Year 2021. (Photo: UN Women)

For the first time the UN Women’s International Women’s Day events will be held simultaneously around Australia: breakfast in Perth and lunch in all other States. Each event will have two local speakers who in Perth will be Marion Fulker, CEO of the Committee for Perth and Zahra Al Hilaly, Youth Representative for UN Women’s Global Generation Equality Task Force.

The events are timed so that Grace Tame, the 2021 Australian of the Year, can speak live to all the audiences around Australia from the Sydney event.

Grace Tame recently spoke at the National Press Club and a copy of her speech is attached below.

Grace Tame is a leader of positive change. She is a survivor-advocate for victims of sexual assault, particularly those who were abused as children. On the 25th of January, 2021, Grace was named Australian of the Year.

Tickets are still available for the virtual event – so you can watch it in real time, or watch it later. All funds go to UN Women projects.

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