International Women's Day Forum 2023 (HYBRID)

7 March 2023
9:30am – 3:15pm
Teacher's Federation Conference Centre, Sydney, New South Wales

Join NADA for an alcohol and other drugs focused forum exploring the 2023 IWD theme: 'Cracking the code: innovation for a gender equal future'. The IWD theme, ’highlights the role that bold, transformative ideas, inclusive technologies, and accessible education can play in combatting discrimination and the marginalisation of women globally' (UN Women Australia).

Draft schedule

  • 9.30am: Registrations open
  • 10am: Welcome to Country by Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council
  • 10.10am-10.20am: Introduction to forum and IWD 2023 theme
  • 10.20am-11.20am: Panel: 'Doing innovative peer and consumer advocacy work with women'.  Confirmed panellists include Gail Gray and Naif-Jamie Martin.  
  • 11.20am-11.50am: Morning tea
  • 11.50am-12pm: Icebreaker session
  • 12pm-1pm: Panel- 'Performing trauma informed AOD work with women'. Confirmed panellists include: Leanne Lawrence (Senior Treatment Facilitator, Watershed, Lives Lived Well) and Jolene Mokbel (AOD/Mental Health Programs, Salvation Army-Youthlink)
  • 1pm-1.50pm: Lunch
  • 1.50pm- 2.50pm:  Workshop- supporting women who’ve experienced incarceration in AOD spaces 
  • 2.50PM-3.10PM: Workshop: how will attendees implement what they’ve learned from the day in their workplaces?
  • 3.10pm-3.15pm: Forum close

More details on speakers and sessions are to come.  

The forum will be an excellent opportunity to network with NADA Women’s AOD Network members and other AOD/community workers. 

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Please note that the in-person event is limited to NADA members only. 

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Speaker bios (more to come)

Naif-Jamie Martin 

Naif is a Queer Trans Wiradjuri woman, and is currently working as a part of the Towards Zero Suicides team at St. Vincent’s in Darlinghurst. Naif works as an LGBTQIA+ Suicide Prevention Peer Specialist. She takes pride in using her living experiences of drug and alcohol use, recovery, suicidality, gender and sexuality diversity and personality vulnerabilities, to connect with and support her communities. Her ongoing focus is making positive changes in trans inclusive healthcare, and showcasing the power of peer work in trauma informed care. 

Jolene Mokbel 

Jolene works with young people as part of her role as the Clinical Coordinator, AOD/Mental Health Programs, Salvation Army-Youthlink. Jolene is a registered psychologist, and has worked in the youth and AOD sector over the past 6 years. Prior to this, Jolene was employed as a school counsellor.  

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