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Child Brides: it happens here – with Dr Jacoba Brasch QC | Brisbane

April 24, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Clayfield College, 23 Gregory Street
Clayfield, Qld 4011 Australia

The Alliance is delighted to be hosting an evening networking event for our Queensland members at Clayfield College, Brisbane.

Join us to hear from Dr Jacoba Brasch QC as the discussed the issue of child marriage, its incidence in Australia and why we can all play a role in stamping out this terrible practice.

Did you know?

Around the world, 28 girls every minute are married off too soon, endangering their personal development and wellbeing. You may say, surely not in Australia? Wrong. In Australia, forced marriage happens in all communities and across many different cultures, and in each State and Territory.

However, educators can play a vital role in identifying a girl at risk of being forced into marriage and assist her to seek the support and guidance to avoid the forced end of her youth, and all of the hopes and aspirations she might otherwise have held.

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Conference Speakers

Dr Jacoba Brasch QC

After 5 years at Clayfield College, Dr Jacoba Brasch QC,
tried and completed a few different degrees at university,
but eventually settled on law. Upon winning a Fulbright
Scholarship, Jacoba completed an LLM at NYU, and
thereafter was admitted to the Bar in 2000 and later
completed a PhD in law. Jacoba practices in what she
calls “people law” – family law, domestic violence and
child protection. Jacoba has appeared in most States and
Territories of Australia and often appears in the Full Court
of the Family Court of Australia. Jacoba has also appeared
a number of times in the High Court of Australia. She is an
active promoter of the “Girls not Brides” worldwide network
and its initiatives.

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Brisbane Twilight Networking

Alliance member price $35. Non-member price $55. Includes light refreshments.

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Clayfield College
23 Gregory Street
Clayfield, Qld 4011 Australia

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