Amidst the stature and elegance of The Establishment Ballroom, we invite you to join us for the very first High Tea to be hosted on Sunday 12 November in Sydney.
Between sips of perfectly blended tea, mouthfuls of deliciously handcrafted sweet treats and playful fundraising antics, we begin our exploration of the very serious issue of forced and early marriage in Australia.
Forced and early marriage affects millions of girls, women (and boys) globally, and unfortunately Australia is no exception. You will hear from a panel of three experienced speakers offering their unique perspectives on the issue and how we can address it.
This event is an opportunity for men, women and children to come together to learn and grow as a community, for without the respect of all who live and love, we will not see change.
Venue: The Establishment Ballroom, Sydney
Time: 1pm – 4pm
Ticket Price: $95 per person | $85 for children*
$720 for a table of 8
Inclusions: Glass of champagne on arrival PLUS tea, coffee and a delicious display of sweet and savoury treats
Attire: Your Sunday Best
* Please note, children must be over the age of 12 and accompanied by an adult.
MEET OUR PANELISTS
Watch a recent video produced by SBS Viceland on the 1 August 2017 to learn about the issue as it affects girls living in Sydney.
OUR SUPPORTING BRANDS
We would like to thank the many companies and brands that have generously donated products, services or their time to help make the day an unforgettable experience.
WHERE THE MONEY WILL GO
All proceeds from the event will be donated to our Australian Impact Partner, The Salvation Army's Trafficking and Slavery Safe House.
The Safe House was established in 2008 in response to growing concern about the increasing number of women being brought to Australia for the purpose of exploitation and slavery across a range of industries. Since that time an increasing number of girls and young women have been seeking support in an effort to escape forced or early marriage.
Women and young girls are assisted to overcome extreme disadvantage through a comprehensive supported accommodation service, complex case management and given help to navigate complex systems and social structures.
Case managers work with individuals to empower and strengthen their abilities, working toward a full realisation of their human rights. The Safe House simultaneously advocates for systemic change to decrease the barriers faced by individuals following exploitation; utilising a unique survivor led movement to do this.
Case Managers resource and guide clients to learn living skills, navigate complex legal and migration situations and break down language, employment and education barriers—in turn reducing vulnerability to further exploitation
"Leaving my home and family was a very difficult decision to make. I felt lonely and did not know what I was doing, but I knew I owed it to myself to have a life that I am proud of and makes me happy."
"I still miss my family and hope that one day they will be different, but I know that I will be ok if they are not."
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