National Conference: Equity and Justice – in Gender, Sexuality, Education and Health

Western Sydney University, Parramatta, NSW

22-23 November 2015

AFSEH is holding its 1st National Conference on the Parramatta campus of Western Sydney University, 22-23 November, 2015. The Conference aims to increase the public profile of work on equity and justice particularly in relation to contemporary issues of gender, sexuality, health and education and their intersections. It will bring together practitioners, educators, students, researchers and policy makers working in the fields of gender, sexuality, education and health. 

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Keynote speakers

Simon Blake (Chief Executive Officer of the UK National Union of Students and formerly Chief Executive Officer of Brook – the health charity for children and the National Children’s Bureau’s Sex Education Forum)

Julie Bates (Principal, Urban Realists, lobbyist, 'out' sex worker, harm reduction advocate and sex worker rights activist for more than a quarter of a century)

+ Saul Isbister (President, Touching Base)

A draft preliminary program is available here: Draft Program (PDF)

Registration Information

The cost to attend is $90, which includes meals and light refreshments.

To ensure your place, please register by Friday November 6, 2015

To register, go to

Scroll down to School of Education and click on the box next to Australia Forum on Sexuality, Education and Health (AFSEH) National Conference. Scroll to the bottom of the page and then click on Submit. You will then be taken to another page where you can enter your details and pay for the registration fee.

All enquiries to Jawed Gebrael at

The 1st AFSEH National Conference is supported jointly by The Centre for Educational Research and the Sexualities & Genders Research Network at the Western Sydney University, The Arts and Social Sciences Practical Justice Initiative and the Centre for Social Research in Health at UNSW Australia and The Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS) at La Trobe University.

Proudly supported by Centre of Social Research in Health.