Gillian Triggs encourages you to speak up!
Gillian Triggs’ memoir Speaking Up was published after her time in the public spotlight as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission. In this role, Gillian advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised and the marginalised. She withstood relentless political pressure and media scrutiny as she defended the defenceless for five tumultuous years.
At the 2019 SBWN Gala Event, Gillian will talk about the values that have guided her convictions and the causes she has championed. She will dare women to speak up fearlessly and men to move beyond their comfort zones to achieve equity for all.
And if we’re lucky, Gillian may let us know she responded when appreciative passengers on a full airplane departing Canberra greeted her with a round of applause!
Gillian Triggs is currently a Vice-Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Chair of Justice Connect, an organisation that helps people and community groups connect with free legal help.
Gillian served as president of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2012 to 2017 and has held many significant academic positions, including director of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law and dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney. She has a wealth of experience in the legal, human rights and social justice sector, and is a strong advocate for women and refugees.
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