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Senate Estimates: Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee: Department of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade: Foreign Affairs Portfolio (Non-Trade Programs)

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Senator RHIANNON: The Australian government is committed to being at the forefront of efforts to empower women and girls and to promote gender equality, particularly in our region, and I know that this is an interest of the minister. One of the 10 performance targets for Australia's aid program is to ensure that more than 80 per cent of investments, regardless of their objectives, will effectively address gender issues. What is the percentage of overseas development investments that address gender issues?

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Greens launch domestic violence package in Sydney

Lee Rhiannon 3 Jun 2016

Last night in Newtown Greens candidate Sylvie Ellsmore was joined by Senator Larissa Waters, Senator Lee Rhiannon, Greens NSW MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi and Greens women candidates from Blaxland, Banks, Dobell, Warringah and Watson to launch the Greens package to end domestic violence. 

The Greens have made the biggest funding commitment of any party to address domestic violence. The Greens plan would: 

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Sylvie Ellsmore: Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture 2016

Lee Rhiannon 19 May 2016

Thank you Lee for hosting and for the opportunity to speak

It is very heartening to be amongst so many friends, comrades, fellow activists and strong women this evening.

We are here tonight to recognise and celebrate the women activists and communities who have stood up and fought against developer and government corruption,

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Speech: Greens' International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015

Senator RHIANNON (New South Wales) (16:18):

The inquiry into the Greens' International Aid (Promoting Gender Equality) Bill 2015 was very useful. Some excellent information was presented to us. There were 14 submissions from non-government organisations, as well as from the department. It certainly did highlight the need for legislative change. There was a range of suggestions of how this could be taken forward.

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