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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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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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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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Last Minute Gifts for the Feminist in Your Life

The silly season is upon us! Need some help with gift ideas? We’ve got you sorted. Put your money to a good cause this year and...

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EMBRACING BETTER BODY IMAGE WITH FILMMAKER TARYN BRUMFITT

She might have stunned the world with an unexpected “Before” and “After” picture, but Taryn Brumfitt is more than a social media sensation. The body...

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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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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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BIG news! Sheilas is on the move.

The Victorian Women's Trust has consistently been a proud supporter of putting women's voices on the public record since we started way back in 1985. Throughout...

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