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Things that are not my job.

Guest writer Nayuka Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman. She works for Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network as a Project Manager and is a freelance writer. In her latest piece, Nayuka stares down the supposedly obligatory roles others try to foist upon her, finding the quiet power in drawing a line — in saying no.

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Feminism: more than sartorial statements

Academics Sarah Casey, Zora Simic and Juliet Watson explore the complex world of fashion and feminism asking — what does it mean to be a feminist? And how do we translate our aesthetic into real action?

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My Feminism

"The local women’s march is pink-dressed, determined, alive. The cheering chanting mass streams past the inner-Sydney sights. A bold sign centre-crowd floating up on high says: I’ll see all you nice white ladies at the next Black Lives Matter march, right? My feminism is intersectional, or my feminism is a lie."

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The Government Cares? Prove it.

VWT Policy whiz Casimira Melican was a panellist at the recent Who Cares! Forum, featuring experts from across the care industry. The common theme? Money. In the spirit of nation building, Cas thinks it's time we demand more.

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Artists for Equality — Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond and Hilary Walker.

Last year we had the good fortune of working with stellar photographers and dream weavers Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond, and Hilary Walker on our biggest event...

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VWT launches groundbreaking Robyn Mason Sub-Fund

The Victorian Women’s Trust recently launched a ground-breaking fund that will support initiatives focused on the safety of regional and rural women. The Robyn Mason Sub-Fund...

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Breakthrough: "the biggest gender equality conference in the nation's history."

Breakthrough 2016 — warm, buzzing and future focused. Breakthrough (hosted by the Victorian Women's Trust on Nov 25-26) was a giant coming together of all kinds...

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Watch: Tanya Plibersek's Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

Last month Tanya Plibersek, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, spoke to the full crowd at Breakthrough 2016 about the urgency of equal representation across our society. She was one of 100+ speakers who came together over two days at the Melbourne Town Hall to delve into the big issues that will come to define the future of gender equality. As an early holiday gift to you, you can re-live the moment and watch Tanya Plibersek's keynote in it's entirety! For those who couldn't be there, this is the next best thing.

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'Workplace Diversity' Not Just a Buzz Term.

As we nudge 2017, it's a good time to reflect on our progress when it comes to gender balance in the workplace. Over the last...

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