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After a deadly month for domestic violence, the message doesn’t appear to be getting...

Australia has launched countless domestic violence campaigns over the years. So, why haven’t they shifted public attitudes on the problem? Joe Castro/AAP On average, at least one woman is killed every week at the hands of a...
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Where Australian states are up to in decriminalising abortion

Campaigns continue to have abortion decriminalised across Australia. Peter Rae/AAP Abortion is common, safe, and the only criminalised listed medical procedure in Australia due to an archaic, flawed piece of legislation inherited from Victorian England. Despite campaigns to decriminalise abortion,...
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‘Just a piece of meat’: how homeless women have little choice but to use...

Homeless women are particularly vulnerable to gendered violence. from shutterstock.com Women comprise 42% of Australia’s homeless population. Not only do many women become homeless due to family violence, homelessness can expose them to further gendered violence. Research shows homeless...
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Madonna or whore; frigid or a slut: why women are still bearing the brunt...

Sarah Hanson-Young on David Leyonhjelm: “He is — for lack of a better word … slut-shaming me”. AAP/Lukas Coch Senator David Leyonhjelm’s sexist slur on Senator Sarah Hanson-Young during parliamentary debate raises many issues about how women’s...
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How forced pregnancies and abortions deny women control over their own bodies

Contraception is sometimes controlled in   abusive relationships. from www.shutterstock.com For most women in Australia, the decision about whether or not to have a baby is a profoundly personal one. But for some, control over...
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To design safer parks for women, city planners must listen to their stories

Eurydice Dixon was murdered in a busy Melbourne park - how can we make these spaces safer for women? DAVID CROSLING/AAP Image The rape and murder of aspiring comedian Eurydice Dixon in an inner-city Melbourne park –...
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Her Sound, Her Story shows that women’s voices are louder than ever in Australian...

Thelma Plum is one of many musicians featured in a new documentary that both celebrates the worth of women and discusses problems in the music industry. Michelle Grace Hunder Over the last few years there has...
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Small Business Loan Basics For Australian SMEs in 2018

From keeping your cash flowing to expanding your business, there are various reasons why you might need extra finances to run your business. But you already know that getting a loan for your small...
‘empowerment’ feminism is not working – we need a far more radical approach to gender equality

‘Empowerment’ feminism is not working – we need a far more radical approach to...

An International Women’s Day protest march in Sydney International Women’s Day has come and gone, leaving the annual short burst attention to “women’s issues” in its wake. So now is a good time to...
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FCAC Women of the World Melbourne – closing concert

Footscray Community Arts Centre Women of the World Festival Melbourne Former leader of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown will headline Women of the World Festival Melbourne (WOW) at Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), Thursday 23 March...