Menstruation Matters: In conversation with Helen Connolly

Crawford School of Public Policy
Helen Connolly

Event details


Date & time

Thursday 14 October 2021


Online via Zoom


Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia


Celia Vuckovic

Join Dr Angie Bexley, Deputy Director of the ANU Children’s Policy Centre, as she discusses the South Australian Menstruation Matters Report with Helen Connolly, Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia.

Angie and Helen will discuss why it is important to talk about menstruation and what the report reveals about the systemic inequities that need to be fixed to ensure menstruation does not pose a barrier to young people’s wellbeing.

Helen Connolly became South Australia’s first Commissioner for Children and Young People in April 2017. The position was established under the Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016. The Commissioner promotes and advocates for the rights, development and wellbeing of all children and young people in South Australia, with a special focus to engage with and listen to children who aren’t usually heard. Helen has 30 years’ experience as a leader in human services. Throughout her career, Helen has taken an active advocacy role on the main policy issues that impact on the wellbeing of Australian families and children, with a strong focus on early intervention and prevention strategies.

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