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Partnerships that make us: Mary & Alana's story

“Loyalty and trust takes us to greater heights than most because we’re prepared to take the ride.”

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Three Things I'd Tell my 16 Year Old Self

Essential reading for everyone who has ever, or will ever, navigate those tricky years of adolescence.

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Don’t Stop the Music—Stop the Sexual Assault.

There has never been research into sexual violence at music festivals in Australia - until now.

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Digital Safety: A guide for women

Navigating digital spaces as a woman can be a real challenge. Casimira Melican has tips on how to make your time online safer.

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Small Grants, Big Vision

Our 2018 Small Grants Program is all about strengthening women’s economic security—here's why.

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Women Who Give

Research shows that being someone who gives, means greater happiness overall.

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The Mother Load

Is the question of economic security for women – waged and unwaged – simply too vexed for our nation to handle?

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Dear Patriarchy: Watch Out. Yours sincerely, Women of 2018.

I’m calling it early; 2018 is the year of the woman. Only days in and we’ve already seen a tremendous display of solidarity, bravery, strength...

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Feminist things to do over summer

Grammarians may disagree, but we like to think of feminism as a verb. Here's a handy guide on how to 'do' feminism over the summer months.

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Meet our new board members

We're delighted to announce the appointment of four passionate community leaders to the Victorian Women's Trust Board!

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#MeToo: Can We Stop Protecting Predators and Start Supporting People?

Now that #MeToo is gaining traction, it’s time for us to collectively address how we treat people who’ve experienced sexual abuse and harassment.

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Frances Cannon: "it was so freeing when I discovered feminism and opened my mind."

Artists like Frances Cannon are a balm to all the negativity directed towards our bodies every day. Her Instagram feed is both a visual feast...

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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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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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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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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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