On Point with Dr Anne Aly MP

Dr Anne Aly MP will present a keynote address on the topic of "how radical western feminism has been counterproductive for the rights of minority women". Louise Taylor, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Legal AID ACT will provide some comments to contextualise Dr Anne Aly's address.

On Point is a new initiative that will host a series of feminist events that explore issues and perspectives that have been traditionally sidelined by the mainstream feminist movement. The On Point events will include and explore the perspectives of disabled women, the LBGTIQ community and its members, women of colour and indigenous women. 

Anne Aly is the Labor Federal Member for Cowan elected in 2016. Anne's background is as a Professor, Academic and Practitioner in the fields of counter terrorism and counter radicalisation. She has published over 50 articles and texts on terrorism and related issues and is the author and editor of five books. Prior to becoming an academic she worked in government policy.

Anne is the founder of Australia's first non-government organisation to combat violent extremism. People against Violent Extremism (PaVE) is a not for profit organisation that developed a social media campaign against violent extremism and delivered a series of hackathons to harness young people's skills and talents to address issues in their communities.

In 2011, Anne was inducted into the WA Women's Hall of Fame. In 2014, she was named one of Australia's 100 most Influential Women by Westpac/Fin Review. In 2016 she was awarded the Instyle Woman of Style award in the category of Community and Charity. Also in 2016 Anne was nominated for the Australian of the Year and received the prestigious Australian Security Medal.

Anne lives in her electorate in the northern suburbs with her husband David. She has two adult sons. 

Louise Taylor is a Kamilaroi woman, a lawyer and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Legal Aid ACT. Louise is a former specialist Family Violence prosecutor, a previous long time Convenor of the ACT Women's Legal Centre, a past member of the ACT Domestic Violence Prevention Council and former Chair of the ACT Ministerial Advisory Council on Women. Louise is currently a member of the ACT Law Reform Advisory Council, the Law Council of Australia's Indigenous Legal Issues Committee and an associate of UNSW's Indigenous Law Centre.

This event will also raise donations for local women's organisations through a gold coin donation entry. Entries from this event will be donated to Women's Legal Centre ACT. 

If you would like to know more information or get involved with On Point in Canberra please do not hesitate to get in contact with Renee Jones at reggie.e.jones@gmail.com