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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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Watch: VWT x Thrive By Five – What can childcare reform deliver for women and children?

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8 March 2022, the Victorian Women's Trust, in partnership with Thrive By Five ran a discussion event with panelists Angela Jackson, Nyadol Nyuon, Jacqueline Emery and Jay Weatherill, canvassing the issues of childcare reform and examining the current state of affairs. Where to get help in Australia: 1800 RESPECT 1800 737 732 Lifeline 13 11 14 Watch the video, view the chat log and read the transcript below.  TRANSCRIPT 00:01:23.000 --> 00:01:36.000 MARY: Welcome everyone and happy International Women's Day, the 8th of March 2022. I'm Mary Crooks and I'm the...

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Hermina Burns’ Feminist Poetry Reading List

Hermina Burns is a co-host of our 2020 poetry podcast Between the Leaves , and an accomplished poet in her own right. Hermina is the author of four poetry collections, Bite of a Bluebottle and Against Separation Creek (2019), and the just published Crossing a Line and Dodging the Relative. Hermina sees her roles of poet and feminist as intimately intertwined. Here, she shares a collection of poems that invite a reflection on feminism and the many issues women and gender diverse people face.  

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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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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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