Join Alliance members at the Brisbane Club to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Guest speaker Lucy Strickland, a UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) Global Education in Emergencies Specialist, will discuss her experiences with and insights into the vital role education plays for girls in war-torn countries.
Representing some of the world’s most recognised and respected humanitarian organisations – and speaking six languages – Lucy has dedicated her career to improving the quality of children’s lives. For the past 15 years, Lucy has worked tirelessly in more than 20 countries. In Afghanistan, Lucy focused her efforts on fighting female education exclusion by returning girls to the classroom.
In the aftermath of the 2015 Nepalese earthquake, Lucy established temporary schools and trained teachers in psychosocial support of children. Lucy’s current role as Global Education in Emergencies Specialist has taken her to Northern Iraq, where she’s designed education and protection programs for children displaced by the ongoing crisis with the Islamic State. She was a 2016 QLD Australian of the Year nominee and is a St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School alumna.
TICKET COST: $95 with non-alcoholic beverages and $125 with alcoholic beverages