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Australia’s farming women have not been absent, but unrecognised

Top image: Sallie Jones and Cows, Jindivick, Victoria, 23 Nov 2016 Photographer: Catherine Forge Source: Museums Victoria An old riddle goes: a father and son are...

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Real talk: we need to get better at intersectionality

As a disability feminist who is queer, I live intersectionality, it shapes my life and my politics. However, the communities I belong to are often not intersectional or inclusive — and that has to change.

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10 times Gillian Triggs made us proud

With her 5-year term as President of the Australian Human Rights Commission coming to a close, here are 10 times Gillian made us proud.

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Small grants that honour the big legacies of women

The Victorian Women’s Benevolent Trust is committed to putting women on the public record and for remembering and highlighting their important place in our communities. We have established nine Sub-Funds so far to honour women who have made a valuable contribution to the lives of women and girls in our state or in memory of women special in the hearts of their families. If you are involved with a not-for-profit organisation that is eligible for a grant check out the details and purposes of each Sub-Fund, applications are open now and close 31st July 2017.

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Now that we have your attention

Leena van Deventer talks about life after workplace diversity. Teaching girls to code is all well and good, but what comes happens after that? As a game developer, educator and author Leena understands all to well what it means to be out numbered in the workplace. And as she says, 'the struggle doesn't end with people getting hired'. If we really want diversity through and through — we need to start at the top.

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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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'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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In the Picture: Diversity on Screen and the Importance of Telling Women’s Stories

Producer of The Dressmaker, Sue Maslin sat down with the Victorian Women's Trust to discuss with us the current status of women in film and why diversity on screen is so important.

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Julia Gillard is back! With a very important message.

Julia Gillard’s return to public life gives us a chance to reflect upon how she was treated as Australia’s first female Prime Minister, how the media responds to women calling out sexism and why we still need to do better as a nation.

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My Feminism

"The local women’s march is pink-dressed, determined, alive. The cheering chanting mass streams past the inner-Sydney sights. A bold sign centre-crowd floating up on high says: I’ll see all you nice white ladies at the next Black Lives Matter march, right? My feminism is intersectional, or my feminism is a lie."

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Do Women Pay More?

We can take some things for granted but that doesn’t mean that it’s fair. For example, should women pay more for a haircut or dry...

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Fairwear: The Rights of Women Workers

In 2002, outworkers in the clothing industry were being appallingly exploited. 90% of the workers were women earning $2-5 per hour. They worked a 12-16 hour day, often in unsafe conditions.

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Who Gets the Farm?

It was 1996 and the time had come to change a very old story. We were just a heartbeat away from the beginning of the...

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