Setting the Stage for Progress of the Gender Equality Symposium
On the sidelines of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Brisbane, an unprecedented Gender Equality Symposium is taking place, spearheaded by Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher, Minister for Finance and Minister for Women, and The Hon Anika Wells MP, Minister for Aged Care and Minister for Sport.
This groundbreaking event brings together leaders from around the globe, including emerging women’s leaders, human rights advocates, athletes, and academics, all dedicated to advancing Australia’s stance on gender equality and human rights.
A Confluence of Voices
The esteemed lineup of speakers at the Symposium encompasses a diverse range of voices. Among them are the former Afghan women’s football team captain, Khalida Poppal, Australian Olympic basketballer, Patty Mills, Paralympic champion, Madison de Rozario OAM, and the US Secretary of State, Antony J Blinken.
This exceptional assembly ensures that insights from various fields and perspectives will shape the conversation on gender equality.
A Pledge to Propel Progress
The Albanese Government, committed to driving meaningful change, views the FIFA Women’s World Cup, co-hosted by Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, as an opportunity to catalyze not just advancements in women’s sports, but in empowering women globally.
The Gender Equality Symposium represents a significant step in fostering clear and consistent dialogue—a cornerstone of the Albanese Government’s approach to shaping a better world.
Empowering Women, Empowering Economies
In the pursuit of gender equality, the Albanese Government recognizes that its aspirations for the region—peace, stability, and prosperity—can only be fulfilled by promoting progress in gender equality.
Empowering women and removing barriers to their participation have proven to drive faster economic growth and are vital to the nation’s interests.
A Vision Beyond Borders
Acknowledging the transformative potential of gender equality, the Symposium underscores the universal significance of pursuing inclusivity.
Beyond its inherent rightness, gender equality aligns with Australia’s broader national interest—a force that shapes not only its own destiny but contributes to global prosperity.
By amplifying the voices of women, the Gender Equality Symposium sets the stage for a future where progress knows no bounds.