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Johnston Street Jazz, one of Sydney’s most respected jazz venues, hosted a magnificent celebration of International Women’s Day at its location in the Annandale Arts Centre on March 12.
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In celebration of the 104th International Women’s Day, the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA) hosted a public event, featuring a number of speakers discussing the issues facing women all over the world today. The event, which was held at the NSW Parliament House thanks to NSW Shadow Minister for Women, Sophie Cotsis MLA, focused around the theme of International Women’s Day 2016, which was “Together We Can Stop the Violence Against Women”.
On any given day, thousands of women worldwide will be forced to flee their homes. They will join 42 million other people who are also displaced, as a result of persecution, conflict or natural disaster. Twenty-five per cent of these people will obtain refugee status, and of this portion, only 0.1 per cent will be resettled in Australia. Those who are fortunate to arrive on Australian soil face new challenges, including navigating their way around the complex Australian health care system.