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Conference Program2018-10-17T22:20:06+00:00

Day 1: Tuesday 30th October, 2018

UNSW Scientia Building Foyer – Tea and Coffee served on arrival

Tyree Room, UNSW Scientia Building

Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW Scientia Building

Dr Peter Mackenzie, local Eora/Anaiwan Elder, La Perouse Local Aboriginal Land Council

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ACFID President, Susan Pascoe AM

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Phil Vernon, CEO Australian Ethical Super

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Human Rights – What are they and why do they matter? Join us as we explore reflections on the current situation in the world, how Australia projects itself through our seat on the Human Rights Council, and what this means to our sector.

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The significance of peacebuilding for international development – should development and humanitarian NGOs be working more actively in this area to promote human rights? How is the shrinking of civil society space impacting on the enjoyment of human rights and the work of human rights defenders?

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Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW Scientia Building

Address: Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Anne Ruston

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Rights-based approaches are now part of development orthodoxy, with empowerment at the front and centre of programs that address the intersections of marginalization and disadvantage. But does this go far enough in a rapidly changing global context of shrinking civil society space, climate change, rising inequality and the challenges of mass migration?

This panel will unpack what we really mean when we talk of the indivisibility of human rights, and the contemporary ramifications when some rights are prioritised at the expense of others. What are the people we serve saying about where they think our priorities should lie? What are the key challenges we must address to remain relevant?

Chair: Scott Stephens, ABC

Panellists:

  • Elaine Pearson, Australia Director Human Rights Watch
  • Tasneem Chopra, Chair Australian Muslim Women’s Centre for Human Rights
  • Savina Nongebatu, Deputy CEO Pacific Disability Forum
  • Matthew Maury, CEO TEAR Australia

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Marc Purcell, Chief Executive Officer of ACFID

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Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW Scientia Building

“War, Peace, and Everything in Between” In conversation with Nobel Laureate Jose Ramos Horta and Prof Funmi Olonisakin, Kings College London

Moderator: Hamish Macdonald, ABC Radio

 A special public event brought to you by UNSW Institute of Global Development

Brought to you by our Gold Sponsors, the Delegation of the European Union to Australia

 UNSW Scientia Building, Tyree Room

Brought to you by our Platinum Sponsor Australian Ethical Superannuation

 “The Creative Promotion of Human Rights”

  • Immerse yourself in film, music and photography
  • Engage and network within the sector
  • Celebrate the achievements of the year
  • Be inspired by ACFID Awardees

Guest Speaker: Professor Larissa Behrendt – Director “After the Apology”

Guest Musician: Murray Kyle

Photography Exhibition

Day 2: Wednesday 31st October, 2018

Breakfast Keynotes: Colonel Geanette Seymour, Imam Hassan Elsetohy, Scott Higgins

At the interfaith breakfast, Scott Higgins and Imam Hassan Elsetohy will each deliver a short reflection on Human Rights from their respective viewpoints and after the prayers, the keynote speaker, Colonel Geanette Seymour will deliver a talk on the subject of ‘Together’.

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UNSW Scientia Building Foyer – Tea and Coffee served on arrival

International Keynote: Joan Carling, former Secretary-General of the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) will be outlying:

• her experience working on indigenous issues at the grassroots to international level and the critical issues around the intersection of human rights and sustainable development,
• struggle for land rights and the impacts of land rights violations on women,
• sustainable development and the environment; and
• Free Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC).

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Panel: Interests, Values & Influence: Development Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
An exploration of how the sector should respond to geopolitical change in the region and what effect this will have on human rights.

Panellists:
• Dr Amrita Malhi, ACFID
• Professor John Blaxland, Australian National University
Dr. Denghua Zhang, Australian National University 

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Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW Scientia Building

People:

  • Rights, Revenues and Repression – Tyree Room, Scientia Building

Oxfam Australia, Human Rights Law Centre, ActionAid Australia

  • Women’s Rights to Health Care Access in PNG: Tackling the Worst Maternal Mortality Rate in the Region – Rm 102, CivEng Building

Australian Doctors International, University of Sydney, ChildFund, University of Technology Sydney

  • What is Our Development Role in Helping Build Communities Free from all Forms of Abuse and Violence? – Gallery 2, Scientia Building

CBM Australia, Pacific Disability Forum, Plan International Australia, Save the Children

  • Preventing Sexual Misconduct and Safeguarding Human Rights – Rm 101, CivEng Building

ACFID, Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, dutyof.care, WaterAid Australia, Save the Children

Planet:

  • Gender Responsive Alternatives to Climate Change – Rm G1, CivEng Building

ActionAid Australia, Women i Tok Tok Toketa, Monash University

Peace: 

  • No Development Without Peace: the Case for More Peace Building in Australian Development – Ritchie Theatre, Scientia Building

Peacifica, UNSW, Centre for Armed Violence Reduction, Transcend Oceania, Belun

For more information on concurrent sessions click here

Served in the exhibition hall, UNSW Scientia Building

People:

  • Exploring the Intersection of Emerging Technologies and Humanity – Rm 102, CivEng Building

Australian Red Cross, RMIT, Type Human

  • Shrinking Civil Society Space – Rm G1, CivEng Building

ActionAid Australia

  • Rights-Based Approaches in Development: Old Hat, Fashion Trend, or Essential Work Wear? – Gallery 2, Scientia Building

ACFID Development Practice Committee, TEAR, Caritas

  • Gender Justice: Going Beyond the Household Level Towards Societal Change? – Rm 101, CivEng Building

Oxfam Australia, International Women’s Development Agency, CARE Australia

Planet:

  • Sea Change: Human Rights vs. Economic Progress – Ritchie Theatre, Scientia Building

Kyeema Foundation, Friends of Lake Turkana, International Water Centre, QUT Business School, ActionAid Australia, University of Sydney

Peace: 

  • Young Women as Disrupters and Designers: How Human Centred Design Can Set the Human Rights, Peace and Security Agenda – Tyree Room, Scientia Building

Plan International Australia, Marie Stopes International, Monash University 

For more information on concurrent sessions click here

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Address: Shadow Minister for International Development and the Pacific, Senator Claire Moore

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Dr. Glasser will discuss impacts for international development and humanitarian agencies on the waning respect for human rights and humanitarian principles.

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Human rights protection lies at the heart of humanitarian response as both conflicts and natural disasters generally result in, or are triggered by, human rights concerns.

Discussing the biggest human rights challenge in humanitarian response today, panel members will reflect on the implications of these challenges for development and humanitarian community and will consider the successes and struggles of how to apply rights-based approaches to humanitarian practice.

Chair –Beth Eggleston, Humanitarian Advisory Group  

Panellists: 

  • Morten Pedersen. UNSW 
  • Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, ED ICAN 
  • Professor Jane McAdam, Director, Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, UNSW 
  • Habiburahman, Australian Burmese Rohingya Organization 
  • Dr Robert Glasser  

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ACFID President Susan Pascoe AM

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