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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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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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We Can and We Will: Celebrating Dr. Jackie Huggins AM

On a warm evening in late November, a crowd of people stood outside a heavy wooden doorway in the upper levels of the Melbourne Town Hall. Some gently arch their necks in an attempt to peer inside; others politely stood back, listening to the goings on. Sounds continually flowed out from the very full room; the warm banter of speakers and friends, notes from a Tongan Samoan musical number, a cappella singing, the strumming of guitars — and a hell of lot of laughter. This lively gathering was to celebrate the life and work of Dr. Jackie Huggins AM, Indigenous Australian author, historian, teacher, and beloved community activist. It was also her 60th birthday.

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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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In the Picture: Diversity on Screen and the Importance of Telling Women’s Stories

Producer of The Dressmaker, Sue Maslin sat down with the Victorian Women's Trust to discuss with us the current status of women in film and why diversity on screen is so important.

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Meet Le Ho: A woman who will 'never, ever give up.'

  As of 2016, women run 34% of all small businesses in Australia. That number is steadily growing, supported in part by a drive from female entrepreneurs...

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