Vogue Australia partners with Australia for UNHCR for International Women’s Day

Vogue Australia and Australia for UNHCR have announced a joint online event to support refugee women for International Women’s Day.

The announcement:

Australia for UNHCR and Vogue Australia have partnered to mark International Women’s Day with an online event to support refugee women – ‘Empowering. Inspiring. Uplifting: together supporting women worldwide’.

The event features a dynamic group of women leaders from business, fashion and the humanitarian sector including supermodel and former refugee Adut Akech; Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees Kelly T. Clements; Australia for UNHCR National Director Naomi Steer; Vogue Australia’s Editor-in-Chief Edwina McCann; founder of Boost Juice and Ambassador for Australia for UNHCR’s Leading Women Fund Janine Allis; long-standing Australia for UNHCR Special Representative, author and now actor appearing in ABC’s The Heights, Carina Hoang; and UNHCR Jordan Country Representative, Edina Dziho.

Naomi Steer will join Edwina McCann in conversation with supermodel Adut Akech. Adut will share her personal experiences as a child seeking safety in a refugee camp, her resettlement in Australia and rapid trajectory to the top of the fashion world.

The conversation will take place within a broader discussion about the importance of diversity, inclusiveness and representation, and the need to support refugee women who are among the most vulnerable of communities – not just in Australia but globally.

“Australia for UNHCR is delighted to partner with Vogue Australia to help put refugee women at the forefront of the International Women’s Day agenda promoting gender equality. Vogue Australia is playing an important role in highlighting these issues to a wider audience,” said Naomi Steer, National Director of Australia for UNHCR.

“This event will raise critical funds for refugee women and their children living in Jordan, ensuring they have access to learning opportunities and safe spaces for connection and community. Together, we are working to create safer and more self-sufficient futures for these women and their families.”

“Vogue has a strong commitment to empowering women from under-represented groups and sharing their stories with Australians. By partnering with Australia for UNHCR to celebrate International Women’s Day we hope to help women empower and inspire one another,” said Edwina McCann, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Australia.

“We have a lot to learn from the stories and experiences of refugee women around the globe, and this is an opportunity to listen, learn and reflect. Importantly, it’s a chance to support women who have been displaced by conflict and faced terrible challenges, and are now courageously rebuilding their lives.”

The event will support Australia for UNHCR’s Leading Women Fund – a new initiative engaging a unique community of donors committed to supporting refugee women across the world and empowering them for a better future.

Funds raised from the event will support a community centre in Jordan, providing refugee women a safe place to come together and access to skills-based training and livelihood opportunities.

The event will run from 4.00pm-5.00pm AEDT on Monday, 8 March 2021.

Tickets to the event can be purchased here: https://events.humanitix.com/iwd?c=sef.

Source: Sefiani media release


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