Men should be encouraged to attend events like the International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations held by the IEU in regional areas and Sydney recently, Federal MP for Lindsay Emma Husar said.
Emma was guest speaker at the IEU’s event in Wattle St. She covered a wide range of issues pertinent to women (and men), including her now famous address to parliament where she outlined her own family history of domestic violence.
IEU Women’s Organiser Pam Smith pointed out that IWD was an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women in education and the union movement, but also a time to reflect on challenges and threats.
She included US President Donald Trump among the list of threats to women’s causes.
“You can never take anything for granted. There’s more misogyny around than you may realise,” Pam said.