Global leaders unite for Gender Equality

  • Joint media release with:
  • Senator the Hon Katy Gallagher, Minister for Finance, Minister for Women
  • The Hon Anika Wells MP, Minister for Aged Care, Minister for Sport

Today, we are hosting a landmark Gender Equality Symposium on the sidelines of the FIFA Women's World Cup in Brisbane.

The Symposium will bring together leaders from across our region and the world, emerging women's leaders, human rights advocates, athletes and academics to advance Australia's interests in gender equality and human rights.

Speakers will include the former Afghan women's football team captain Khalida Poppal, Australian Olympic basketballer Patty Mills, Paralympic champion Madison de Rozario OAM and US Secretary of State Antony J Blinken.

The Albanese Government is determined to ensure the FIFA Women's World Cup, hosted by Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, drives progress, not just for women's sport, but for women everywhere.

Clear and consistent dialogue, including at events like the Gender Equality Symposium, is key to the Albanese Government's approach in shaping the world for the better.

The aspirations we champion in our region – peace, stability and prosperity – can only be achieved if we continue to see progress on gender equality.

When women and girls are empowered, and barriers to participation are removed, economies grow faster.

Pursuing gender equality isn't just right, it's a vital national interest.

Media enquiries

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