Seminar Series November 2019: Bright Spark Panel: Amani Haydar and Annabelle Daniel

Registration is now open for our November monthly seminar series

Amani Hayder, Board Member, Bankstown Women’s Health Centre

Annabelle Daniel, CEO, Women’s Community Shelters

Bright Sparks 2019 Winners

 When: Wednesday 13 November 2019

 Time: 5.30pm – 7.30pm

 Where: Colin Biggers & Paisley, Level 42, 2 Park Street, Sydney 2000

 Registration: This event is free but we encourage tax deductible donations

RSVP Essential. Drinks & nibbles available.


This seminar may qualify for CPD points.

About the speakers:

Amani Haydar, Board Member, Bankstown Women’s Health Centre

Amani lost her mum, to domestic violence in March 2015 and then served as a witness at her father’s trial in 2017, where she read out a victim impact statement to the Court about the ways in which she and her family had been affected by the murder of her mother.  

Amani serves as a volunteer board member at Bankstown Women’s Health Centre. She was a finalist in the 2018 Archibald Prize for a self-portrait which explores the way in which violence has affected 3 generations of women in her family. She speaks at many events and lectures at universities on Family Violence. She has drafted submissions to the NSW Sentencing Council advocating for changes to Parental Leave legislation. 

Annabelle Daniel, CEO, Women’s Community Shelters

Women’s Community Shelters (WCS) is an Australian based charity that establishes and operates crisis accommodation shelters for women and children escaping domestic violence and homelessness. Annabelle started the operations of the organisation from scratch in 2013 with nothing more than a desk in The Big Issue offices. She has since worked with local communities around NSW to establish and open 6 shelters with another 3 in the pipeline. In the last 12 months, these 6 shelters have provided over 17,000 safe bed nights to a desperately overstretched sector.

Annabelle trained as a lawyer with specific expertise in discrimination and family law. She has been a leader in the social sector for 20 years, as manager of Elsie, Australia’s longest-established women’s shelter and then as a Senior Leader with the Child Support Agency. She has conducted complex investigations for the Commonwealth Ombudsman and held significant board positions in non-profit organisations. 

For any queries please contact the Foundation Coordinator, Chloe Wyatt, 0405 256756 or


Hosted by Women’s Legal Service NSW

These monthly talks will provide opportunity to exchange ideas, inform change and share research. Each month we will discuss the latest developments in legal issues that directly impact women and children.



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