FILM FUNDRAISER for WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE, TIMOR LESTE

Australia East Timor Friendship Association, SA Unions, the SA Working Women’s Centre & the APHEDA Union Aid Abroad Activist Group SA invite you to:
A FILM BENEFIT NIGHT
FOR TIMOR-LESTE’S WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE
SEE:
The Butler [CTC]
STARRING: FOREST WHITTAKER, VANESSA REDGRAVE & OPRAH WINFREY
Wednesday 6 November 2013
5.30pm: Drinks & Nibbles
Also hear: Milena Vilanova, a Board member of the WWC TL (who is currently living in Adelaide)
6.30pm: Film
Venue: CAPRI THEATRE
141 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034

ADMISSION: Full Wage: $20; Concession: $15
Tickets are available from:
SA Unions: Phone: 8279 2222
AETFA: Andy Alcock: Phone: 83710480 Email: andyalcock@internode.on.net
SA WWC: Kate: Phone: 84106499
Email: wwc@wwc.org.au
APHEDA: Jan Schultz Phone: 8231 5532
Email:jschultz@sa.cfmeu.asn.au
Please pass this invite along your networks. Hope to see you there!
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BACKGROUND ON THE T-L WORKING WOMEN’S CENTRE
In September 2011, APHEDA Union Aid Abroad was proud to help launch the Working Women’s Centre Timor-Leste – the first dedicated service for women to better access their employment rights and combat gender violence in the workplace in Timor-Leste.
The South Australian Working Women’s Centre is playing an important role in helping to establish this Centre.
The Timor Leste Working Women’s Centre educates and advocates on behalf of Timorese working women, including vulnerable domestic workers, for free.
Women of Timor-Leste have long held traditional roles in the home and many women are now seeking employment to help lift themselves and their families from chronic poverty. Timor-Leste is the poorest country in our region due to the illegal occupation by the Indonesian military, which was responsible for wiping out 1/3rd of the population, committing gross human rights abuses and destroying 80% of the country’s infrastructure
About two-thirds of adult women have never attended school and employment opportunities for those without a formal education are limited.

Most of the work available to women in Timor-Leste is characterised by ‘informal’ workplace arrangements. Jobs are paid cash in hand, without negotiation on fair wages or conditions, such as working hours and basic leave entitlements.

In addition, women in informal work are unable to access existing or proposed Timorese social security schemes, and with an absence of occupational health and safety standards, some women are experiencing violence, harassment and other forms of coercion.
Recently established, the Centre needs your support so that it can continue to provide its excellent services to the working women of Timor Leste.
More details can be found on the APHEDA website: http://www.apheda.org.au/news/1339482027_5810.html

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1327773/

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BACKGROUND ABOUT THE FILM
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man’s life, family, and American society.
Director: Lee Daniels
Writers: Danny Strong, Wil Haygood (article)
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Vanessa Redgrave
See the following websites for a trailer of and information about the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuojHqfe4Vk