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End the Boys Club: Live Music is for Everyone

Ever felt uncomfortable or unsafe in a crowd? You're not alone.

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Grace Under Fire

Grace Under Fire, a documentary short from the Victorian Women’s Trust, shines a light on the hidden epidemic of workplace sexual harassment facing young women in regional and rural Australia. Recent research by Australian National University academic Dr. Skye Saunders shows that 73 per cent of women in rural and regional Australia experience workplace sexual harassment. Find out how to host a screening of this important film in your area.

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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...

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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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Vale Mary Owen OAM 1921-2017

Feminist, activist and trail blazer Mary Owen passed away on 23 March, aged 96. A lifelong advocate for the empowerment of women, Mary made a substantial impact on the road to achieving gender equality. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Thursday 27 April.

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Puberty is Hard Enough Without the Added Sexism

Work experience student Georgie David Hanna explores the impact of constant scrutiny and judgment on young girls.

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Roj Amedi: "Often the voiceless have no choice but to demand, disrupt and protest."

We had the privilege of interviewing editor, writer, broadcaster and strategist Roj Amedi. Roj, a former refugee from Iraq, has been put forth by RISE: Refugees, Survivors and Ex-Detainees as a proposed speaker for the upcoming Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees, as part of their #TimeToListen campaign.

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Warrior Women for Water

Happy World Water Day! Our Research & Advocacy Officer and resident Aquarian Casimira Melican has written about water, feminism and activism, enjoy!

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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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Our Interview with June Oscar AO | Sheilas

We had the privilege of interviewing June Oscar AO, a Bunuba Woman from the Central Kimberley Region and one of Australia’s great Indigenous leaders. She is joint CEO of the Marninwarntikura Fitzroy River Women’s Centre where she has played a key role in uncovering and addressing the extraordinarily high number of children afflicted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).

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VWT launches groundbreaking Robyn Mason Sub-Fund

The Victorian Women’s Trust recently launched a ground-breaking fund that will support initiatives focused on the safety of regional and rural women. The Robyn Mason Sub-Fund is named after one of Australia’s most passionate feminists; a social worker and academic whose work contributed meaningfully to improving the lives and citizenship of women living outside metropolitan boundaries.

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