Trust Journal

VWT launches groundbreaking Robyn Mason Sub-Fund

The Victorian Women’s Trust recently launched a ground-breaking fund that will support initiatives focused on the safety of regional and rural women. The Robyn Mason Sub-Fund is named after one of Australia’s most passionate feminists; a social worker and academic whose work contributed meaningfully to improving the lives and citizenship of women living outside metropolitan boundaries.

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Artists for Equality — Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond and Hilary Walker.

We had the good fortune of working with stellar photographers and dream weavers Breeana Dunbar, Bri Hammond, and Hilary Walker on our biggest event ever. Entitled Breakthrough, this event ran over 25-26 November and featured 100+ speakers and performers (like Tanya Plibersek, Tara Moss, Leigh Sales, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and many, many more) all channeling their energy into what is required to ensure a flourishing, equal future for all. It was bold, ambitious, and way more fun then we could ever imagined.

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Watch: Tanya Plibersek’s Keynote Address from Breakthrough 2016

“We cannot take progress for granted. We have to keep prosecuting the case, that democracy is better and stronger when it is more representative. There is no more important a time to have a greater number of women in leadership positions, because the laws that women have fought for can be unwritten. So women need to stand their ground, and we need to do it in a way that brings more people in.”

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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 give a gift that gives back. Here are our top 10 pressie tips for the feminists in your life: 1. Ecopads Ecopads Australia is a social enterprise making perfectly imperfect cloth pads. With each purchase a cloth pad is sent to a girl or woman in need, in support of women's health and choice. The cloth pads are made with love and aim to protect the environment, provide...

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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 sixty years, Australian women have been engaged in the workforce in ever increasing numbers. However, it’s only recently that ‘workplace diversity’ has become the buzz term; a quick Google search brings up a whopping 69,500,000 results. Gender balance in the workplace? Not yet.

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Life, Relationships + Money; Discuss

Thurs 24 Nov At Breakthrough, we’re inviting you to join us in the ‘Life, Relationships, Money; Discuss’ workshop to share your thoughts about one of life’s big questions — money. We want to know, what have you noticed about women’s experiences with finances? When relationships are thrown into the mix, what happens to the monetary side of things? And ultimately, we want to uncover how we can better support women’s economic freedom. Led by Alana Johnson (Convenor, Victorian Women’s Trust), with support from Fiona Nixon (Bank Australia), this workshop will feature a...

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