LOVE & WAR

the fight to give women a voice

You are invited to join us for an afternoon talking about the issues affecting women globally, including the exploitation of those living in the developing world.

We will be joined by:

Cambodian-born human rights activist and survivor of sex slavery, Somaly Mam to talk about her experience of trafficking, ongoing work with victims today and her vision for the future.

Iconic Melbourne business owner, Cristina Re who will discuss how she grew her brand and the importance of empowering and giving a voice to women.

Social entrepreneur and founder of Australia's fastest growing cause-marketing platform i=change, Jeremy Meltzer to talk about the need for for-profit businesses to be educated on the issue of empowering women and girls and how to take action.

Audiences will leave with a renewed sense of purpose, an appreciation of the resilience needed to overcome adversity in its many forms and how we can each play a role in changing the status quo.


EVENT DETAILS

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DATE              Sunday 18 March 2018

TIME:              1 - 4pm

LOCATION:    Mon Bijou Penthouse, Level 11 187 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

COST:             $95 per person

INCLUSIONS: Panel event and unlimited drinks and selection of canapes

Thanks to our sponsor, Cristina Re, every guest will receive a journal on arrival.


MEET THE SPEAKERS

 Born into a tribal minority family and sold at the age of 12, Somaly is a survivor of sexual slavery and a human rights activist.  Forced to work in a brothel along with other children for nearly a decade, she was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis.  After escaping the industry with the help of a foreigner, she went onto establish AFESIP Cambodia (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations) to rehabilitate and reintegrate children and young girls who have been rescued from the sex trade.  She has dedicated her life's work to supporting victims by providing a safe space to start the heading process and empowering survivors to become agents of change.

Born into a tribal minority family and sold at the age of 12, Somaly is a survivor of sexual slavery and a human rights activist.

Forced to work in a brothel along with other children for nearly a decade, she was brutally tortured and raped on a daily basis.

After escaping the industry with the help of a foreigner, she went onto establish AFESIP Cambodia (Acting for Women in Distressing Situations) to rehabilitate and reintegrate children and young girls who have been rescued from the sex trade.

She has dedicated her life's work to supporting victims by providing a safe space to start the heading process and empowering survivors to become agents of change.

 From stationery to homewares, Cristina Re is one of Australia's leading designer giftware brands. The iconic company has established itself through a unique feminine style, decorative patterns and beautiful packaging.  After 20 years of creating, the brand sells into over 1000 boutiques as well as major stores including David Jones, Office Works and Target to name a few.  Cristina is a combination of artist and successful entrepreneur. The philosophy behind her work is to create everyday objects that are both feminine and beautiful, and designed to make you feel good.  She is driven to inspire people through her work and ultimately help women and children throughout the world by giving back; joyfully supporting causes closest to her heart.

From stationery to homewares, Cristina Re is one of Australia's leading designer giftware brands. The iconic company has established itself through a unique feminine style, decorative patterns and beautiful packaging.

After 20 years of creating, the brand sells into over 1000 boutiques as well as major stores including David Jones, Office Works and Target to name a few.

Cristina is a combination of artist and successful entrepreneur. The philosophy behind her work is to create everyday objects that are both feminine and beautiful, and designed to make you feel good.

She is driven to inspire people through her work and ultimately help women and children throughout the world by giving back; joyfully supporting causes closest to her heart.

 Jeremy is an inspiring and committed advocate for women’s rights globally. He is Founder of i=Change, Australia’s fastest-growing social enterprise tech startup funding global women & girls’ development projects.  By creating a new and innovative way for retailers to give back, i=Change has created a new funding stream for best-practice NGO’s, focused on women and girls’ development.  In partnership with iconic brands like Pandora Jewellery, i=Change is now growing fast - already impacting the lives of over 90,000 women and girls in 14 countries, and counting.  A disruptive innovator and social entrepreneur, Jeremy has given a TEDx talks, urging men to become the solution to end violence against women, addressed the Indian, Australian and Hong Kong media and contributed to publications like The Sydney Morning Herald, Business View Magazine and The Collective.

Jeremy is an inspiring and committed advocate for women’s rights globally. He is Founder of i=Change, Australia’s fastest-growing social enterprise tech startup funding global women & girls’ development projects.

By creating a new and innovative way for retailers to give back, i=Change has created a new funding stream for best-practice NGO’s, focused on women and girls’ development.

In partnership with iconic brands like Pandora Jewellery, i=Change is now growing fast - already impacting the lives of over 90,000 women and girls in 14 countries, and counting.

A disruptive innovator and social entrepreneur, Jeremy has given a TEDx talks, urging men to become the solution to end violence against women, addressed the Indian, Australian and Hong Kong media and contributed to publications like The Sydney Morning Herald, Business View Magazine and The Collective.

EVENT SPONSOR

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