International Women’s Day event planned for next month
WOMEN who have been duped or forced into the sex trade in Australia will be one of the topics discussed at the International Women’s Day brunch to be held at the Reef Gateway Hotel on March 9.
This is the 14th annual International Women’s Day event hosted by the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays in support of the Zonta Says No campaign.
Human rights advocate Donna Bright will be presenting a speech on human trafficking and modern day slavery
The presentation is a reflection of Ms Bright’s work supporting girls who have ended up as victims of the sex trade in Australia.
She will give analysis on how this occurs and her personal experiences looking after some of these young women who have sought freedom in Australia.
Proserpine Hospital midwife Lyn Brett will also be presenting a talk on her experiences working as a midwife in Cambodia.
She will discuss how families are pressured into selling their children and how her midwifery practice has changed as a result.
Event organiser Pam Harrison said all in attendance were encouraged to wear something orange on the day in support of the Zonta Says No campaign. “The brunch is going to be scrumptious and you get your first glass of champagne free at the door,” she said. “We have live entertainment, lucky door prizes, raffles and a fabulous silent auction planned with a huge array of prizes to bid on.”
Profits from the event will be donated to the Proserpine Hospital and Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling.
Tickets are available on the door or presale at www.whitsundaytickets.com.au/buyticket.
WOMEN'S DAY: Zonta Club of the Whitsundays members Sandii Hansen and Pam Harrison will be celebrating the International Women's Day Brunch at the Reef Gateway Hotel on Sunday, March 9.