Knox Local Champions Gender Equality Awards 2019

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On Friday 29th November 2019, Knox PLEDGE (People Linking to Embrace and Develop Gender Equality), presented  the Knox Local Champions for Gender Equality Awards to community members for the leadership they have shown in championing women and girls in Knox.

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Above: Deputy Mayor, Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch with award finalist.

The Deputy Mayor, Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch, officiated by presenting certificates to the finalists and then trophies to the two winners.  Sarah Hopkins, Corporate Manager from Eastern Regional Libraries and Mark Glazebrook, Founder and CEO from Girls Invent both received trophies for their work in advancing gender equality in the local community.

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Above: Deputy Mayor, Cr Marcia Timmers-Leitch with award winners  Sarah Hopkins and Mark Glazebrook.

The awards event is part of Knox PLEDGE’s (People Linking to Embrace and Develop Gender Equality) launch of 16 days of Activism program Against Gender Based Violence. 16 Days is a global campaign to raise awareness about violence against women. The 16 Days begin on 25th November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, and ends on December 10th, International Human Rights Day.

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Above: Members of PLEDGE Knox.

We’re proud to be a member of PLEDGE Knox along with a host of local organisations. Learn more about PLEDGE Knox and this event HERE.