Gender and Diversity: Creating Equality and Respect


What does equality and respect look? How might this differ for Indigenous women, older women, or women with disability?

Build your knowledge to take action and create a more gender equal, respectful and inclusive community. 

Hear from local women and watch the Margins to Mainstream film, followed by networking and lunch.  


  • Merilyn Duff - Member of Council’s Indigenous Advisory Committee:

    A proud Palawa woman from Tasmania, a Community Health Practitioner and Indigenous Advisor. Merilyn lives in the Yarra Ranges and is a member of Councils Indigenous Advisory Committee. Merilyn joins us to speak about gender inequality, violence against women, and actions we can all take to make a difference.

  • Linda Hancock - Leading Senior Constable, Crime Prevention Officer, Yarra Ranges:
    ‘Creating Equality and Respect is about listening’ 
  • Margins to the Mainstream Project Experts:

    Watch this amazing video and hear from the Margins to the Mainstream Project Experts about how we can share their work and foster conversations about challenging sexism and ableism. The video feature 6 women from the Margins to the Mainstream project, sharing their experiences of developing the 16 Days of Activism messages, what these messages mean to them, and how we can all be effective allies’

 Who should attend?  Anyone wanting to explore conversations about equality, respect, diversity and inclusion. 

Free Event. This event is a part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence

Wednesday 7th December, Japara House


Registrations required




  • Wednesday, 07 December 2022 | 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM


Japara Neighbourhood House, Kilsyth, 3137