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Lara Jacques - Women's economic empowerment and the Pacific


Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm

27th March, 5:30 – 7:30


Lara Jacques presents an evening talk (with wine and nibbles)


Women’s economic empowerment and the Pacific


Each year on 8th March the world celebrates International Women’s Day. The focus on economic empowerment this year is a timely reminder of the economic crisis faced by the world and the vital role women can play in strengthening global economies if they empowered to do so.

This March Lara Jacques, will be discussing the role of UN Women Australia in the economic empowerment of women particularly in the Pacific.  


Lara is the Director of Operations for UN Women Australia, the National Committee for UN Women in Australia.  She is passionate about international development and human rights particularly in relation to women in the Pacific.  Lara holds a Bachelor of International Studies from the University of New South Wales. She was chosen as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development and spent a year working at the Tongan National Centre for Women and Children.  Previously Lara spent 10 years working in the corporate sector.

Cost $20 / $15 for members.** (includes wine and nibbles).

Bookings essential – please RSVP to Jenny by phone on 6295 1808 or email.