NCJWA training series “Identifying and responding to prejudice, discrimination and hate”

February 25, 2022 by Community newsdesk
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The National Council of Jewish Women in Australia has developed a three-part training series for Jewish Australian women to build knowledge and skills around identifying and responding to prejudice, discrimination and hate, to interrogate current experiences of antisemitism in Australia and online, and to understand how sexism and misogyny manifest for Jewish women.


The series on Zoom will help those participating to better understand:

  •  What constitutes hate speech
  •  Hate crime and anti-discrimination legislation in Australia
  •  Where you can report and what recourse you have
  •  Antisemitism in Australia
  •  Misogyny and sexism in contemporary spaces
  •  Current issues like the banning of Nazi symbols, and online hate

Held the first Sunday morning in March, April and May, this training will be delivered by experts in the field, and will be an interactive training experience. For those attending all three sessions, you will receive a certificate of participation.

The sessions are:

  1. Hate speech and hate crime in Australia – an overview, legislation and how it deals with antisemitism and misogyny – Professor Katharine Gelber, Head of School, Professor of Politics and Public Policy. School of Political Science and International Studies. The University of Queensland
  2. Reporting of and recourse for vilification and discrimination – what are my rights and responsibilities, and what do I do if I experience it? – Caron Menashe, Queensland Human Rights Commission, and Julie Nathan, Research Director, Executive Council of Australian Jewry
  3. Misogyny and antisemitism? Do Jewish women experience antisemitism in gendered ways? – Dr Shannon Zimmerman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Social and Global Studies Centre at RMIT University, and Prof Lesley Klaff, Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University and Editor-in-Chief Journal of Contemporary Antisemitism

Group discounts available for organisations – contact Danielle at

Scholarships are available on a case by case basis – contact Danielle at

NCJWA is a Jewish feminist organisation committed to promoting social justice and the rights of women in all aspects of their lives. At a national level, we do this through advocacy, education and community building.

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