Safety

Heat Waves and Gender Gaps: Navigating the Complexities of Climate Change in Australia

Image: Chris Putman   Climate change represents a universal crisis, impacting every region of our planet through extreme weather events, rising sea levels, and shifting weather patterns. In the context of this global issue, Australia emerges as a crucial example where the dynamics of gender equality and climate change intersect markedly. This article aims to elucidate how climate change intensifies gender inequalities in Australia, emphasising the imperative of addressing these disparities to pave the way for a sustainable future. Economic Disparities and Female Vulnerability Economic disparities render women particularly susceptible...

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Watch: Every Response Matters | Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As part of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence 2023, VWT hosted a discussion between Dr Skye Charry (Associate, Insight Exchange; Associate Professor, School of Law; and Gender Equity Consultant), Luke Addinsall (Associate Insight Exchange; Social Worker and Counsellor), and Mary Crooks AO (Executive Director, Victorian Women’s Trust) on sexual harassment at work.

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Boys Being Boys?

In this article for the Trust Journal, medical student Niranjanan Sriganeshwaran explains why he was compelled to write a one person play unmasking toxic masculinity.

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Lucia Osborne-Crowley on the importance of trauma-informed care

CW: Sexual assault Lucia Osborne-Crowley is the author of I Choose Elena and My Body Keeps Your Secrets, two memoirs that deal with the aftermath of sexual trauma. Here, Lucia writes about the importance of trauma-informed care in clinical settings, and why it should be standard practice for the safety, empowerment and healing of all patients.  

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