Summit Aims

International Feminist Summit

“Women of Ideas: Feminist Thinking for a New Era”

17 – 20 July 2007 – Townsville Australia

This summit recognises the urgent need to promote women’s ideas, to provide platforms for women to share their analysis of the world, and to insist that women’s voices be heard alongside those of men in national and international arenas. Our aims are:

– to promote a strong women’s/feminist global agenda;

– to resist the present worldwide practice of silencing women’s voices;

– to bring into sharp focus the current themes of 21st Century feminism;

– to provide a forum for feminists to discuss and analyse escalating acts of brutality being perpetrated around the world; and

– to create an opportunity for all participants to experience solidarity with other women in the battle against increasingly more pervasive forms of oppression.