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More Than Silverware

Author Nicole Hayes writes about her on-again, off-again relationship with Aussie Rules: "just when I think it’s all over between footy and me, just when I’m ready to file for divorce or a trial separation, something happens so filled with joy, so powerful in what it represents, that I end up falling in love all over again."

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Clem Ford on the superficial privilege of masculinity

Clem Ford's new book, Boys Will Be Boys, seeks to challenge the cultural expectations placed on men. But this book is not about men being sh*t”, she says. “This is about how the world that we live in enables men to do deeply sh*tty things”.

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2018 Small Grants for Women and Girls

This year our Small Community Grants Program demonstrates what we can do as a collective.

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Literacy leads to self-determination

Anita Heiss' love of reading has taken her far in life. But for many Indigenous children literacy – an essential human right – remains out of reach. As an ambassador for the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, Anita wants to turn this around. Here's how.

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Club Respect: a new kind of team

Club Respect, a new digital toolkit created by the Victorian Women’s Trust and Nirodah, will help sporting clubs of all codes and levels hit the ground running when it comes to preventing violent or abusive behaviour.

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A Salute to the Wonderfully Daring Mirka Mora

Celebrating the life of Melbourne's beloved art icon Mirka Mora.

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Perpetrators Firing up the Pottery Community

Alice chats to Rosie co-founder Georgie Proud about the current pottery scene.

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Featured VWT Events

Whether you're looking for thought-provoking discussion, films or book launches in Victoria, we've got something for everyone.

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Enough Political Wrecking Balls. We Must Restore Respect

Kerry-Anne Walsh (author of 'The Stalking of Julia Gillard') notes the rise of political bully boys and race baiters in Australia, urging for a return to our democratic values.

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What We are Listening to: Silent Waves

Looking for a new feminist hero? This podcast delivers.

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Ghazal for my grandmother

I sing to you in the afternoons, grandmother.

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What I’ve Learnt From Having a Sibling With a Disability

The conversation about siblings of children who have disabilities is often quiet, if not muted. Sanduni shares her experience.

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Why do we still have a problem with sexual harassment?

The #MeToo movement lifted the lid on sexual harassment towards women. Now we need a strategic plan to bring about long lasting change.

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Unpacking the Big Conversations

Brodie Lancaster explains the importance of tackling tough topics in the classroom.

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Lee's memoir reveals sexism in the Australian judicial system

Bri Lee: “When I suggest the justice system is sexist, people get uncomfortable. I think it’s absurd to think it wouldn’t be.” Image: Paul Harris

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Surprise, Surprise

Through a chance find, Rosemary is given the rare opportunity to revisit her wedding day in 1971. In this previously unseen footage, Rosemary is greeted with the image of herself as a young woman, full of potential, and a rush of memories, both good and troubling.

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Let’s put an end to ‘manels’

Esther is a feminist with a to-do list. At the top of her agenda is putting an end to all-male panels ('manels', if you will) ensuring events, festival line-ups, and more, actually reflect the diversity of our community.

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Zelda’s work as a progressive woman will continue to live on

"I hope it’s neither too cute nor impertinent to say that Zelda was my elder. Not in a familial sense, of course, and not just on the obvious score, in that she was older than me. I mean in a spiritual sense. Zelda was a leader, an authority figure, and I looked up to her, from a reverent distance." Dr. Clare Wright gave this speech at Zelda D'Aprano's Memorial on the 23rd March 2018.

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Ride or die

When women support other women, powerful things happen. But when the line between friendship and work relationship becomes blurred, it's time for a reset. Lucille Cutting, co-creator of The Pin, understands this all too well.

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Teaching girls about money is a Super idea!

If you’re a woman in your 20s and 30s, Jan Fran reckons you should be thinking about your money because it’ll pay off down the track.

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Brand New Sub-fund Built Across Generations

Prue and Liz see that providing women and girls with education and opportunities is the key to making sure they have the best chance to reach their full potential.

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What makes me a woman?

'I dare you to understand what makes me a woman.'

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