Human rights, women’s safety stakeholders to give evidence to inquiry on women and children’s rights
THE Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) Human Rights Subcommittee will hear from human rights advocates and women’s safety stakeholders in a public hearing to be held today (12 April 2023) in Camperdown, Sydney.
Chair of the Human Rights Subcommittee, Maria Vamvakinou MP said, "We have recently heard evidence detailing the increase of human rights abuses of women and children in recent years, including the prevalence of acid attacks, rape as a weapon of war, and orphanage trafficking.
"After hearing from government agencies recently, the committee is eager to hear from those working in the sector to learn what they’re seeing and what can be done."
Ms Vamvakinou said the Subcommittee intended to hold additional hearings in coming months to support its work on the inquiry.
Submissions to the inquiry were due by Friday, December 16, 2022; however, late submissions may be considered. Submissions containing graphic material will not be accepted to the inquiry. Submissions should be lodged online using a My Parliament account.
Further information in relation to the inquiry is available from the JSCFADT’s website.
Time: 9.15am to 1.15pm (AEDT)Venue: Auditorium, F23 Administration Building, University of Sydney, Camperdown NSW