ECU to host national conference

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, Dure Khan and Ngaire Powell at a|recent UN international women's day breakfast.
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick, Dure Khan and Ngaire Powell at a|recent UN international women's day breakfast.

This will be the second time ECU Joondalup campus has held the five-day Network of Women Students Australia (NOWSA) annual conference since the network’s inception in 1987.

The conference will include workshops, seminars, lectures and activities to help promote grass roots activism.

Executive committee chairperson Dure Khan said ECU was a ‘fitting’ location for the conference as the university’s namesake, Edith Dircksey Cowan, was the first female parliamentarian of Australia and an early champion of the women’s rights movement.

‘The Nowsa 2014 committee hopes that this year’s conference will inspire students to embark upon their own activist journey as well as create dialogue between diverse groups of women, each with their own unique story and perspective,’ she said.

Contact nowsa.perth.2014@ gmail.com or visit www. nowsa.co.