Zita Ngor

Women's Legal Service (SA)

Zita Adut Deng Ngor is the CEO of Women’ Legal Service (SA), a specialist not-for profit providing legal services to women across the state of South Australia. Zita Ngor has an active interest in working with and advocating on behalf of disadvantaged groups within society. In 2001 she received a Centenary Medal for service to the community and in 2013 she was selected to one of three NGO delegates to the Australian Government Delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women 57. She was selected to be part of the delegation due to her expertise on violence against women. This year Zita was selected as one of the 40 under 40 young business entrepreneurs in South Australia. She was also a recipient of the 2019 Robyn Layton Award, from the Women’s Lawyers Association of South Australia.

Zita will be speaking on the panel ' The Challenge of Change' on Thursday 13 February

    1.15pm - 2.45pm

    Conference Day Two Friday 14

    Parallel Session: Navigating the criminal justice system

    This session will explore the experience of navigating the criminal justice system for refugee young people and their families. It will discuss what communities require to access justice and how they can be supported. It will learn from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander’s journey to accessing justice.


    Zita Ngor,  Women’s Legal Services SA


    Amiel Nubaha,  Rwandan Association of Queensland
    Katy Welch, The Humanitarian Group
    Daniel Daylight, Just Reinvest NSW
    Isaiah Sines, Just Reinvest NSW


    RAPPP 3 

    9.15am - 11.00am

    Conference Day One Thursday 13

    Welcome and Plenary: The challenge of change


    Host Grace Edward MyQ Youth Council, BEMAC


    Welcome to country by Uncle Cheg QUT Elder-in-Residence

    Indigenous contemporary dance by Aunty Jeanette Fabila

    Welcome to conference  Beata Ostapiej-Piatkowski, Refugee Council of Australia and Associate Professor Renata Meuter, Head, School of Psychology and Counselling, QUT Faculty of Health.

    Opening Session: The Challenge of Change

    Zita Ngor, Women’s Legal Services SA
    Kelly Nicholls, Refugee Council of Australia
    Muzafar Al
    i, Cisarua Refugee Learning Centre


    RAPPP1 Main Auditorium