Great job opportunity for PR graduate 5 November 2007Posted by Catriona Pollard in In the news.
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The opportunity exists for a new graduate ideally with some PR Agency experience to get their foot in the PR door! This is a great opportunity to do some really interesting work under direction from a senior PR executive in a boutique agency.
We are looking for a talented PR Consultant to work full time in our Milsons Point office on a range of clients mostly in the business-to-business sectors.
The successful candidate will have great writing and verbal skills, be highly motivated and organised, have the ability to juggle multiple tasks, to take initiative and meet strict deadlines.
You must have a good understanding of the Australian media as you will be assisting in generating story ideas and opportunities for media coverage as well as writing and editing public relations material including media releases and articles.
The position is full-time and the salary will be between $35K and $40K depending on skill and experience.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Email your resume to resume @ cpcommunications.com.au
Happy International Women’s Day! 8 March 2007Posted by Catriona Pollard in In the news.
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This day has been celebrated since 1975. As the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, says: “Empowering women is not only a goal in itself. It is a condition for building better lives for everyone on the planet”.
The theme for 2007 is “Ending Impunity for Violence against Women and Girls“. The traditional rally in Sydney this year is being held on 10 March and will begin at the Town Hall at 12.30pm, marching to Hyde Park. The day will feature female performers, speakers and stalls.
“Violence against women has yet to receive the priority attention and resources needed at all levels to tackle it with the seriousness and visibility necessary.” Secretary-General’s in-depth study on violence against women (2006)
While manifestations of violence against women and girls vary across social, economic, cultural and historical contexts, it is clear that violence against women and girls remains a devastating reality in all parts of the world. Existing research, data and testimonials from women and girls world-wide provide chilling evidence. It is a pervasive violation of human rights and a major impediment to achieving gender equality, development and peace.
Such violence is unacceptable, whether perpetrated by the State and its agents or by family members or strangers, in the public or private sphere, in peacetime or in times of conflict.
International, regional and national legal and policy frameworks have been established, covering many different forms of violence in public as well as in private settings. However, progress in the development of such legal norms, standards and policies has not been accompanied by comparable progress in their implementation. It remains insufficient and inconsistent in all parts of the world.
States have an obligation to protect women and girls from violence, to hold perpetrators accountable and to provide justice and remedies to victims. The failure to meet these obligations is unacceptable. When the State fails to hold the perpetrators of violence accountable and society explicitly or tacitly condones such violence, impunity not only encourages further abuses but also gives the message that male violence against women is acceptable and normal. The result is the denial of justice to the individual victims/survivors, as well as the reinforcement of the prevailing gender inequality.
Eliminating violence against women remains one of the most serious and urgent challenges of our time. Every one has a responsibility to act when confronted with violence. Each one of us has a duty to support and sustain a political and social environment where violence against women and girls is not tolerated; where friends, family members, neighbors, men and women, intervene to prevent perpetrators to go unpunished.