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Sally Rugg | International Women's Day

6 March 2020
10:00am - 11:30am
Leighton Hall, John Niland Scientia Building
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photof speker Sally Rugg


An equal world is an enabled world. How will you help forge a gender equal world? Celebrate women's achievement. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. This year's theme #EachforEqual is drawn from the notion of 'collective individualism'. We are all parts of a whole. Our individual actions, conversations, behaviors and mindsets can have an impact on our larger society.

Sally Rugg is the Executive Director of, Australia’s largest social change platform. In her previous role with GetUp! Sally worked at the forefront of Australia’s campaign for marriage equality and continues to work as an LGBTIQ+ activist and advocate. Her debut book How Powerful We Are (Hachette, 2019) is about dirty politics, sophisticated digital campaigning, a raw personal story and the warts-and-all journey of how Australia said Yes to love in the largest social movement the country has seen.

International Women's Day is powered by the collective efforts of all. We strongly encourage you to invite a person of a different gender to this event. Collectively, we can make change happen. Collectively, we can each help to create a gender equal world.

We acknowledge the Bedegal people, who are the traditional custodians of the land upon which this event takes place.

Wheelchair Accessible

Leighton Hall is located inside the John Niland Scientia Building at the UNSW Kensington Campus (Map reference: G19 [PDF]). If you are traveling via the University Mall, there is a lift to the right of the large set of steps at the John Niland Scientia Building. There is ramp access to Leighton Hall via the Scientia Lawn. You can be dropped off close to this ramp. Vehicles need to arrive via Botany Street (Gate 11) and drive down Library Walk. The closest accessible parking is available in the Barker Street Parking Station (Map reference: N18 [PDF]).

Assisted Listening

Upon request, we can arrange the following services:

  • Hearing loop
  • Auslan interpreting
  • Live captioning


To discuss your access requirements and to book selected access services, please contact the Division of Equity Diversity and Inclusion via or 02 9385 0319.

To call the Division via the National Relay Service:

  • TTY users: Dial 133 677 and ask for 02 9385 0319.
  • Speak and Listen users: Dial 1300 555 727 and ask for 02 9385 0319.
  • Internet relay users: Visit and enter 02 9385 0319.