Women’s History

Tarana Burke, Founder of the Me Too Movement, live at the Collingwood Town Hall

Content warning: sexual violence → Support Services Above: timelapse video of an illustration by Sarah Firth (www.sarahthefirth.com) captured live on Mon 18 Nov 2019. Follow Sarah's incredible work on socials: @sarahthefirth What an experience! Our event with Tarana Burke on Monday night was truly an exceptional moment; one we are so grateful to have shared with you. 800 people gathered at Collingwood Town Hall to hear Me Too Founder Tarana Burke speaking alongside Dr. Kyllie Cripps (proud Pallawah woman and violence prevention expert); Kate Jenkins (Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner); Tracey Spicer AM (journalist);...

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Strong Black Women: the Me Too Movement and Aboriginal Women

"Robyn’s twin attributes of both being a strong Black woman, as well as her disconnectedness from activist circles, is the driving force behind my wanting to speak to her about these issues; I am keenly interested in her views on feminism, violence against Aboriginal women and children, and the Me Too Movement."

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Resilience is Strength

"I am a daughter of the grey stone and white sand, of the arid, windswept coast, of the salty, black, closed-mouthed estuaries. My grandmother’s country is stoic, strong I know it will be there forever; waiting for me to return. The bones of my ancestors are in that place, the water is in our veins, the sky is our roof."

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Choice Words: An Anthology on Abortion

New anthology, Choice Words, brings important abortion stories to the fore, featuring first-hand accounts, the voices of people working in the field, as well as the thoughts and questions that still swirl around it.

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Peggy O’Neal, Richmond Football Club President, Made Honorary Doctor of Law

Swinburne University recognised the life and work of Peggy O'Neal, by awarding her an Honorary Doctorate of Law. Her acceptance speech (republished here) spans her formative years in a coal mining town in the Appalachian Mountains to becoming President of the Richmond Football Club – the first woman in AFL history to ever do so. Read her speech in full.

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Thanks for making 2018 a year of action

As we wind down for the year, we've been reflecting on our biggest moments, made possible thanks to the generous and steadfast support of donors, volunteers, and supporters like yourself. 

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Our Streets Are Not Neutral

The visibility of women in cities is challenged by men’s violence. The intimidating threat of violence imposes constraints upon women for simply ‘being’ in public spaces; existing in these spaces is still a transgression.

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A rallying cry for the brave, and the defiant

In this edited extract from Mary Crooks' essay, Destination Equality, the patriarchal order that governs our lives is laid bare, and so too is the road ahead. Taken from the essay collection Fragility and Hope in a World of Uncertainty (Future Leaders), Mary asserts that equality is not inevitable, it's hard won.

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