Gender and Disability: Creating Equality and Respect

Join us online for this year’s International Day of People with Disability and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence event. Our keynote speaker: Jax Jacki Brown (they/them) will share their story. Auslan interpreters and live captioning will be available throughout this online event.

What does equality and respect look like for women and gender diverse people with disability? How can individuals and organisations take action to create a more gender equal, respectful and inclusive community for women and gender diverse people with disability?

Watch the event online



About Keynote Speaker: Jax Jacki Brown

Jax Jacki Brown (they/them) is a disability and LGBTIQA+ rights activist, writer, and educator.

Jax runs their own business in LGBTIQA+ disability rights and inclusion where they provide guest speaking, education and workshops and training.

They are a member of the Victorian Disability Advisory Council and the LGBTI Taskforce Health and Human Services Working Group where they advocate for LGBTIQA+ disability communities. Jax is interested in how we can build resilience, pride and community for people with disabilities.  

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About the Panel

Panel members during this online event will share their experience and insights. You'll also have the chance to have your questions answered by the panelists.

Panel members include:

  • Bianca Evans (she/her) - Cultural Change and Intersectionality Consultant, Counsellor & Educator (Aspire Change)
  • Razz - Yarra Ranges Council Youth Advisory Group member
  • Melissa Hale (she/her) - Disability Advocacy Resource Unit (DARU) Coordinator


What is the 16 Days of Activism?

The 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is a global campaign which calls for an end to all gender-based violence and encourages people to call out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect. The campaign runs every year from November 25th, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December 10th, Human Rights Day.

Find out more about 16 Days of Activism.


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  • Thursday, 25 November 2021 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
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