Two events are being held in Hobart for Human Rights Day, 10 December.

WILPF Tasmania Christmas and Human Rights Day event

The Tasmanian branch of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) is holding its annual Human Rights Day event on 10 December in Hobart.

It celebrates the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This milestone document proclaims the inalienable rights which everyone is inherently entitled to as a human being, regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.

Keynote speaker at the WILPF event will be Sarah Bolt, Commissioner for Equal Opportunity Tasmania.

Attendees will be invited to participate in a photo opportunity in support of the ’16 Days of Activism’. Each year, from 25 November to 10 December (World Human Rights Day), the ’16 Days of Activism’ campaign calls for action against one of the world’s most persistent violations of human rights – violence against women.

When: 12.30 to 2.30pm, Tuesday 10 December,
1.15pm is keynote speaker Sarah Bolt
2pm is afternoon tea
Where: Criterion House, 108 Bathurst St, Hobart.

Afternoon tea and drinks provided, BYO lunch. For further information please contact Linley Grant at WILPF Tasmania on 6234 6672 or email


A Q&A-style forum will be held on Tuesday at the University of Tasmania to highlight the negative impact of the Federal Government’s proposed religious discrimination and freedom legislation on the human rights of Tasmanians. This includes the impact of the proposed override of the Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Act.

Speakers – representing groups likely to be affected by the Bill – are Australian Medical Association representative Dr Annette Barrett, disability advocate Fiona Strahan, Unions Tasmania secretary Jessica Munday and LGBTI community spokesperson Rodney Croome.

The panel will be facilitated by former Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner, Robin Banks. The forum marks International Human Rights Day, celebrating the 71st anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. The event is organised by the University of Tasmania Law School and the Inglis Clark Centre for Democracy and Human Rights.

When: 5.30-7.30pm, Tuesday 10 December 2019
Where: Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Sandy Bay

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