Trust Journal

Watch: Empowering Women Talk

Catch up on 'Empowering Women', a Zoom panel talk including authors Susie Allanson and Lizzie O’Shea, Hugh de Kretser (CEO, Human Rights Law Centre) and moderator Santilla Chingaipe.

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Georgina Savage on making The Trap

Georgina Savage is a documentary filmmaker, audio producer and podcaster. She is the co-creator and editor of Silent Waves (2018), co-creator, host and editor of The Invisible Hand (2021), and creative producer of The Trap (2021). Listen and subscribe to The Trap.

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CyberSmart Women: Legal options for dealing with online harassment

Caitlin McGrane is the Project Lead—Enhancing Online Safety for Women at Gender Equity Victoria. Here, she tells us about CyberSmart Women, a guide commissioned by the Victorian Women’s Trust and produced by Gender Equity Victoria to inform women of their legal options in response to online harassment.

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Ellen van Neerven’s Feminist Poetry Reading List

Congratulations to Mununjali Yugambeh author Ellen van Neerven on winning Book of the Year, Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry and Multicultural NSW Award at NSW Premier's Literary Awards for their second poetry collection, Throat! Here Ellen shares the key books and poets that significantly shaped the way they think about poetry and feminism. A must read.

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A message to journalists reporting on violence

"I’ve been writing about the erasure of men’s violence against women in the media for over a decade now. I’ve written articles, started the FixedIt social media campaign, studied it university and written a book about it. So, I guess by now you could almost call it an obsession."

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Reflections on Coercive Control

Megan Rosato reflects on 'Love, Power and Control' webinar series, featuring experts from the UK and Australia discussing the implications of criminalising coercive control.

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Watch | Town Hall panel: Can gender equality be achieved without reforming early childhood education?

  “The pandemic exposed some really good sides to this country, but it exposed some real weaknesses. And one of them is our childcare system.” - Mary Crooks On Thursday the 18th of March, Mary Crooks AO (executive director, Victorian Women’s Trust) moderated a virtual town hall event on early learning reform, hosted by the Victorian Women’s Trust in partnership with Thrive By Five. Together with panellists Fiona Stanley (child and public health researcher); Christina Hobbs (co-founder & CEO, Verve Super); and Rana Hussain (diversity and inclusion consultant); they discussed how we...

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“Real love is justice, and I owe it to the matriarchs who came before me”

Vanessa Turnbull-Roberts is a proud Bundjalung woman, storyteller and activist. At a young age, she made a lifetime commitment to addressing the over-representation of Aboriginal children in custody and Out of Home Care. In this article, Vanessa muses on what International Women's Day means for her and the matriarchs who inspire her everyday.

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