Sitara’s Story ~ An introduction

We have started a charity called Sitara's Story in Canberra, Australia. Our first campaign partners with "Identity Inlcusion" in Bangladesh to raise funds for mental health awareness training directed at young girls and women in Bangladesh. The aim is to prevent stories like this. Join us to help build strong women who can achieve their potential.

Media misrepresentation.

On 16 October 2017, Rachel Bexendale of The Australian wrote an article about Plan international’s misleadingly pairing Education Minister Simon Birmingham as part of their #girlstakeover Program. The article describes me as a “32-year-old Muslim activist”. An activist is “a person who campaigns to bring about political or social change.” An advocate is “a person... Continue Reading →

International day of the girl

11th October 2017 is the international day of the girl. 6 years ago, On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly voted to pass a resolution adopting October 11, 2012 as the inaugural International Day of the Girl Child. The resolution states that the Day of the Girl recognizes: “empowerment of and investment in... Continue Reading →

Women in the world and in indigenous culture

Tjanara Goreng Goreng is a Wakka Wakka Wulli Wuilli Traditional Custodian from Central Queensland Australia, a PhD candidate and the Founder and National Convener of the Foundation for Indigenous Recovery and Development, Australia. An Adjunct Assistant Professor for UC, Tjanara has had extensive teaching and government experience. Tjanara spoke about gender, politics and public policy... Continue Reading →

#girlstakeover training – Day 2

Day 2 began with Barbara Bickie using HDBI to “Discover your leadership style”.  She is an educator, at Charles Sturt University, a published author, PhD candidate, specialist in juvenile justice, child protection and the President of the National Council of Women Australia. The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI) is a system to measure and describe... Continue Reading →

#girlstakeover training weekend – Day 1

In preparation for the #GirlsTakeover Parliament Program as part of Plan International’s global #GirlsTakeover initiative, we all participated in a 2 day training weekend to prepare for the takeover. Day 1 was full of introductions and hesitant smiles which quickly turned into insightful discussions sparked by a speech by the Deputy Commissioner Operations in the... Continue Reading →

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