Thursday, 12 March 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (AEDT)

Theatre 1
Manning Clark Centre
Union Court
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2611

Price: FREE

“The Pamela Denoon Lecture was inaugurated in 1989 as a tribute to the memory of Pamela Denoon and as a reminder that the gains that have been made by women over the years have only been possible because of the enormous dedication of women like Pamela…

Dr Marilyn Waring

Marilyn Waring has spent the last 25 years working to empower women and men to challenge the priorities that mainstream economists impose on them. A public policy researcher well known for her research on the value of unpaid work her book: Counting for Nothing: what men value and what women are worth has had worldwide impact. Her extensive body of research is internationally respected, and spanned political economy, governance and public policy, gender analysis and human rights.

Her views about what should be done have evolved over time. She no longer believes that we should put monetary values on unpaid work and the environment. Instead she has developed a human rights approach that puts women and other vulnerable people at the centre asking: what would make women’s lives easier, safer and freer and what would make women more valued, productive, have more life opportunities, have more power?

All Professor Waring’s work springs from the communities in New Zealand where she grew up, the different concepts of value that she learned and the extraordinary environment which she and others are still battling to preserve against exploitation.

In this talk Professor Waring will set out her current thinking around what she has called the Economics of Dignity.”

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