Gender issues focus of Australasian girls’ schools conference

17 May 2016

Gender identity and gender equality will be the focus of the ‘Real Girls, Real Women’ Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia Biennial Educators Conference on 22-24 May in Brisbane.

There has been an explosion of public interest in transgender issues. Barely a day goes by without media stories on the subject. Gender dysphoria cannot be ignored and this conference is a unique opportunity for leaders in girls’ education from across Australia and New Zealand to come together and discuss how best to support their students, help them to be their best selves and contribute their full potential.

Guest speakers include former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick AO, educators from the US National Coalition of Girls’ Schools Transgender Taskforce, Dr Stephen Stathis, Medical Director of Queensland’s Child and Youth Mental Health Services and Georgina Dent, Editor of Mamamia.

More than 200 educators from girls’ schools from Australia and New Zealand will participate in two days of keynotes, workshops, and interactive panels.