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2012: Say NO to Violence


The 64th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights


10th December, 2012


Speaker: Ms Rosemary Barca

Rosemary Barca has been working in the domestic violence sector for more than eight years. At the end of 2013 she will also have completed a Bachelor of Legal Studies, and the focus this semester has been on human rights. Rosemary is currently Manager of Emerge Women & Children’s Support Network, an organisation that has been supporting women and children experiencing domestic violence for over 35 years. Emerge’s aim is to enable independence for women and children by breaking the cycle of violence by providing crisis services to create safety for women and children. An important part of Emerge’s work is raising awareness about domestic violence and how to tackle it in the wider community.

On this special occasion Dr. Cristina Stuparu curated Romanian cartoon drawings in the Kingston Art & Cultural Centre Gallery depicting each of the 30 Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Two famous Romanian artists created the drawings, which were on loan to the Embassy. The Romanian Ambassador for Australia, His Excellency Dr. Mihai Stuparu, opened the exhibition. The evening celebrations are a reminder to peoples of all nations to treat each other with respect and allow freedom of thought, word and deed as set out in this most important document. The posters for the Children’s Art Competition run in conjunction were also on display in the gallery.

Musical Entertainment

Musical Entertainment was provided by the Bayside Singers Choir and Lara Mladjen, violinist.

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