Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture

World Humanitarian Day: Women Humanitarians

World Humanitarian Day is held on 19 August every year to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, to promote the protection of humanitarian workers under international law, and to generate support for people affected by crises.

This World Humanitarian Day 2019 we honour women humanitarians – their work, experiences and stories. We acknowledge their tireless work as frontline responders, organisational and community leaders, advocates for women’s and girl’s rights in crises, peacebuilders, and drivers of effective humanitarian action.

Our event will commence with readings at the Humanitarian Workers Memorial, followed by a panel discussion in the Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture. Light refreshments will be provided following the event.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Louise Aubin, UNHCR Representative

Panel members include:

  • Aminata Conteh-Biger, CEO and Founder of the Aminata Maternal Foundation
  • Caelin Briggs, Senior Policy Advisor - Conflict and Displacement at World Vision Australia
  • Bina D’Costa – Associate Professor, Department of International Relations, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, ANU
  • Sradda Thapa, Project Development Assistant, International Organization for Migration

All are welcome, but registration is essential. Register here

Parking is available on-site, in Car Park 2 (closest boom gate to Kings Avenue).

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Event details

  • Date: Commencing 19 Aug 2019 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Chapel at the Australian Centre for Christianity and Culture
  • Address: 15 Blackall St. Barton