December 2022 - What's on

This is where we post details of events and actions happening in December 2022.

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(Completed events are deleted to provide space for new announcements. If your event has been completed and you would like people to access a recording, please post the link in the comments.) 


Dr Dylan Lino - Voice, Sovereignty and Constitutional Change
Wednesday 14 December at 8pm AEDT via Zoom

Dr Dylan Lino is Senior Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, and was a member of the team that provided legal advice to the Uluru Dialogue.

Dylan researches constitutional law, colonialism and imperialism, and in particular, the rights and status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples within Australia's settler constitutional order. He is the author of "Constitutional recognition: First Peoples and the Australian settler state". (Sydney: Federation Press 2018). According to Bundjalung lawyer Dani Larkin, this book “provides an outstanding historical and theoretical account of ‘constitutional recognition’ and what it means for the first peoples of Australia.”

Dylan will talk to us and take questions on what the Voice means for sovereignty, on why it comes first in the Voice Treaty Truth sequence, and how change to the constitution has historically led to further positive changes for First Nations peoples.

Dylan holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts from UNSW, a Master of Laws from Harvard University and a PhD from the University of Melbourne.

This forum is part of the SEARCH Foundation’s program of education for our members and supporters who are campaigning for a Yes Vote in the Voice Referendum.



The Impact of the Myanmar Coup on Women, Youth, and Children.

15 December 2:30 pm AEDT  

Myanmar Campaign Network, Union Aid Abroad-APEHDA, and Women Activists Myanmar (WAM) will be co-hosting a webinar event next week 15 December 2:30 pm AEST looking at the Impact of the Myanmar Coup on Women, Youth, and Children.

Join the National Unity Government of Myanmar Minister for Women, Youths and Children's Affairs Naw Susanna Hla Hla Soe and Naw Wa Ku Shee, Director of Karen Peace Support Network for an update on the human rights abuses of the Myanmar military, and how the coup has affected women, youth, and children.

This webinar will also explore the work of local civil society organisations with decades of experience in delivering humanitarian aid.

This event will highlight the achievements of the National Unity Government, the challenges they face, and how the Ministry is meeting the urgent needs of internally displaced persons and female political prisoners.

We will hear clear calls to action for the international community to assist in solving the humanitarian and human rights emergency in Myanmar.

Over 1.4 million people are currently internally displaced in Myanmar fleeing military violence. Women, girls, and children in conflict-affected areas are at high risk of human trafficking and sexual violence. Women and girls in IDP and refugee camps are also at high risk of sexual and gender-based violence and have specific needs that are often overlooked.

More panelists will be announced in the coming days, stay tuned!

Register in advance for this meeting:

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