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Solving the Case of the Missing Women

"We can't find enough women. Where are all the women?" This question is asked at the Financial Review Westpac 100 Women of Influence dinner, where...

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Make the connection: gender pay gap + race

It's time for a more nuanced discussion around equal pay in Australia.

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Vale Fiona Richardson, fearless advocate for women & girls

This morning, hundreds of mourners dressed in purple gathered in Northcote to bid farewell to Fiona Richardson: a treasured friend, mother and formidable advocate for gender equality and violence prevention.

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Dr. Marilyn Waring: Counting for the Future

Dr. Marilyn Waring is bold thinker, unfailing on the money (pun intended) when it comes to equal pay for equal work and the barriers to wellbeing for women.

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All About Our Latest Grants

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust has just announced another great bunch of general grants and they are really worth taking a look at for their...

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A sHero you need to know

We don’t often pause and reflect on the ground-breaking women who came before us, and we certainly don’t learn about women’s activism in school. Here's one woman you should know.

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Flippancy and Currency  

Being clueless about finances is pretty common. Luckily, there's some simple ways you can take charge of your money and your life.

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What is past is not dead

Christa Wolf’s maxim exhorts us not only to know as much as we can about our history; but to also understand that our present existence holds so much of our past.

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Dr. Clare Wright: Making Waves, Making History

Self-proclaimed ‘surfie chick’, author and award winning historian Dr. Clare Wright, wants us to reexamine the waves of history and remember the women who resisted unjust social forces. In this keynote (captured at Breakthrough 2016) Dr. Wright poses the question, ‘if women were included in our public narratives of mateship, sacrifice, solidarity and service, might not that breed respect and empathy across the gender-divide?’

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Australia’s farming women have not been absent, but unrecognised

Top image: Sallie Jones and cows, Jindivick, Victoria, 23 Nov 2016 Photographer: Catherine Forge Source: Museums Victoria An old riddle goes: a father and son are...

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Real talk: we need to get better at intersectionality

As a disability feminist who is queer, I live intersectionality, it shapes my life and my politics. However, the communities I belong to are often not intersectional or inclusive — and that has to change.

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10 times Gillian Triggs made us proud

With her 5-year term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission coming to a close, here are 10 times Gillian made us proud.

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Why we've introduced a menstrual policy and you should too

The VWT has been trialling a menstrual leave policy and it’s been a great success. VWT staffers Casimira Melican and Grace Mountford explain the importance of contemporary and progressive workplaces in supporting people who experience menstruation and menopause.

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Grace Under Fire

Grace Under Fire, a documentary short from the Victorian Women’s Trust, shines a light on the hidden epidemic of workplace sexual harassment facing young women in regional and rural Australia. Recent research by Australian National University academic Dr. Skye Saunders shows that 73 per cent of women in rural and regional Australia experience workplace sexual harassment. Find out how to host a screening of this important film in your area.

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Now that we have your attention

Leena van Deventer talks about life after workplace diversity. Teaching girls to code is all well and good, but what comes happens after that? As a game developer, educator and author Leena understands all to well what it means to be out numbered in the workplace. And as she says, 'the struggle doesn't end with people getting hired'. If we really want diversity through and through — we need to start at the top.

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Meet Kapambwe and Lorraine, co-founders of African Family Services

On any given day at VWT HQ, a steady stream of volunteers, staff, and social justice warriors (our favourite) can be seen heading into the...

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Roj Amedi: "Often the voiceless have no choice but to demand, disrupt and protest."

We had the privilege of interviewing editor, writer, broadcaster and strategist Roj Amedi. Roj, a former refugee from Iraq, has been put forth by RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees as a proposed speaker for the upcoming Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees, as part of their #TimeToListen campaign.

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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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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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