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Meet Kapambwe and Lorraine, co-founders of African Family Services

On any given day at VWT HQ, a steady stream of volunteers, staff, and social justice warriors (our favourite) can be seen heading into the office, busily working on a whole raft of projects that benefit women and girls. African Family Services is no different. Co-founded by social worker Kapambwe Mumba (left), and Lorraine Baloyi (right) who has a background in business law, African Family Services is a non-profit organisation that works with African-Australian women to provide mental health services, career development advice, improved safety outcomes and more. African Family Services will be...

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Her Words Matter

Sexual assault and rape culture continues to be one of the most confronting and difficult topics of feminist activism. One of the lesser talked about topics within this is sexual violence towards sex workers. We love how her words is amplifying the voices and lived experiences of women to increase understanding and move forward on the pathway to change.

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Women on the Front Line: A How To Guide on Surviving and Fighting Back in Digital Spaces

Mon 7 Nov We all know how rough it can be sometimes to exist as women in online spaces. But if you’re a woman online who’s also actively confronting bigotry in 2016, there's a good chance you’ll need to brace yourself for a truck load of hatred from an onslaught of idiots. Celeste Liddle (unionist, writer, creator of blog ‘Rantings of an Aboriginal Feminist’), Clementine Ford (author of ‘Fight Like a Girl’, Journalist, Activist), Mariam Veiszadeh (lawyer, anti-bigotry advocate, founder of anti-islamaphobia register),Van Badham (playwright, author, columnist, unionist) and Stephanie Bendixson (writer 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 image activist, documentary maker and mother of three joins a stellar line-up of speakers at Breakthrough this November and girl, are we excited. If you had one word to describe your body, what would it be? That’s the question Taryn Brumfitt asked 100 women in the making of Embrace, a documentary released earlier this year exploring the global issue of body loathing. Sadly – but perhaps...

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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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