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

On Nov 25 + 26, over 100 speakers will come together at the Melbourne Town hall for Breakthrough, a new gender equality event by the Victorian...

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Breakthrough 2016 | Melbourne

Breakthrough is a two-day event bringing together big ideas and powerful women and men to the fore; mapping out how we can accelerating the pace of change. It’s a chance to come together and revel in the lives, stories and wit of women. At Breakthrough, you’ll hear from Australian and international thought leaders. We’re talking innovators in social change, experts in their fields and pros at putting equality on the table. We’ll deep dive into issues and find out where we are today, gather momentum as a group, and plan our pathway forward.

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Our Interview with June Oscar AO | Sheilas

We had the privilege of interviewing June Oscar AO, a Bunuba Woman from the Central Kimberley Region and one of Australia’s great Indigenous leaders. She is joint CEO of the Marninwarntikura Fitzroy River Women’s Centre where she has played a key role in uncovering and addressing the extraordinarily high number of children afflicted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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Embrace the Body Image Movement | Rosie

Taryn Brumfitt is on a mission to change the way women view themselves. Fed up with the media’s inaccurate portrayal of the ideal female body, she set off on a world tour talking to women around the globe about body image issues, and henceforth creating the recently released documentary Embrace. We went and saw the documentary, and it was incredible.

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The Cycle of Australia's Undeniable Racism Continues | Celeste Liddle

"Generally, as an Aboriginal activist and frequent protester, July means two things to me: NAIDOC Week and ensuring my thickest coat has been to the drycleaner before the worst of winter kicks in." Celeste reflects on NAIDOC week, the rise of Pauline Hanson and our need as a nation to confront the cycle of racism.

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The Fleur Spitzer Sub-Fund | Pro Bono Australia

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust has launched a new sub-fund to honour and recognise one of Melbourne’s most influential philanthropists, Fleur Spitzer. The Women’s Trust said that while Spitzer was not a household name, her generosity had had an immeasurable impact on the lives of many people in the community and she had been a shining example for other female philanthropists.

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Our Voice Their Safety

Through the Our Voice Their Safety campaign, we are calling on you and your networks to join with us in raising our voices to improve the situation of women and children on Nauru, demanding our Government endorse an alternative, humane plan for all people seeking asylum in Australia.

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2015 Community Grants and Sub-Fund Program

Our 30th birthday grants program was our largest on record. It has funded some major initiatives to address domestic violence and projects that embrace new approaches, challenge orthodoxy and offer significant and lasting community benefit.

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Hold a fundraiser

Ready to lead the change in your community by raising funds? Here’s how: 1. Choose an activity Take part in an organised event, or get creative and hold...

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