On October 11th, girls around the world will be taking over more than 500 positions of power in 60 countries. In Australia, girls will be taking over positions of power at places like Google, Metro Victoria, and the ABC.
On International Women’s Day, the National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is again asking the Australian Government to reverse funding cuts to Community Legal Centres that will take effect from July 1 this year.
When the UK leaves the European Union, one of the biggest challenges for commercial organisations will be in human resources. This inforgraphic summarises the current situation and outlines steps that businesses can take to manage the changes.
Specialist homelessness services in Australia are seeing a significant increase in client numbers due to domestic and family violence, according to a new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW).
In an effort to increase the representation of women in the STEM workforce, the Turnbull Government has announced $3.9 million in funding to rollout projects that will encourage girls and women to study and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.
The #IStandUp comedy nights will take place simultaneously around the country in all eight Australian capital cities on 14th October 2016, to raise money to pay for the funerals of women who die as the result of domestic violence.
Did you know that New South Wales are holding Local Government Elections on the 10th September 2016? Do you know any of the candidates in your local council elections? If you don’t know anything about local government politics in your area, you’re not alone.
As part of their commitment to White Ribbon’s Workplace Accreditation Program, People’s Choice Credit Union are sharing some of the common ways in which an abuser may control a woman through financial abuse.
#FreeKesha lit up Twitter when a New York judge recently refused to release her from her recording contracts. But it is important to remember that this is a contract case. Courts generally try to preserve the enforceability of agreements that people make between themselves, however ill-advised.
The National Association of Community Legal Centres (NACLC) is calling on the Australian Government to back up its commitment to addressing family violence with additional funding for legal assistance services. in the next Federal Budget.
UN Women is organising high-profile events in over 40 countries, where ordinary citizens, activists, musicians, athletes, students, security personnel, scholars and stock exchange officials, will be among those who commit to “Stepping It Up for Gender Equality.”
The Hunting Ground Australia Project, is a collaborative, comprehensive campaign around the incidence of, and responses to, sexual violence in Australian universities.
UN Women Australia are asking all Australians to join UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Nicole Kidman to pledge their support for the #FaceItTogether campaign to end violence against women and girls.
International Women’s Day 2016 is a great day to start to address the housing needs of older women because homelessness amongst older women is increasing, yet remains hidden from the public eye.
A three month trial of free removalist services for victims of domestic violence has commenced in Brisbane with a view to rolling out across Queensland and moving towards a National roll-out.
Race, money, activism, sex – these are some of the topics being discussed this week at Queen Victoria Centre’s speaker series in Melbourne for International Women’s Day.
Launching on International Women’s Day, ‘She Works Wonders’ will profile women pushing boundaries in medicine, charitable deeds, technology, entrepreneurship, politics, design, leadership, sport and business.
A powerful multimedia exhibition exploring domestic violence and disability by internationally-acclaimed photographer Belinda Mason will be on show this month at the University of Sydney.
Harmony Day is held every year in Australia on 21 March to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The central message is that ‘everyone belongs’.
Australia’s largest hotel operator, raised the rainbow flag and pledged its support of Australian Marriage Equality. AccorHotels joins hundreds of corporations in Australia who have also pledged their support.
The founder and CEO of the Top Blokes Foundation, Melissa Abu-Gazaleh says if there are men in Australia supporting the group ‘Return of Kings’, it shows there is still so much education needed.
Former Chief of Army and current Chair of the Diversity Council of Australia, David Morrison AO, has been named Australian of the Year for 2016.
The University of Melbourne is offering the first Australian university program to address the continued under-representation of women in parliament – the Pathways to Politics Program for Women.
The finalists for the Australian of the Year Awards 2016 have been announced. This year’s finalists for the top award include leaders in human rights, individuals working in science, health, medicine, arts and culture.
Congratulations to Michelle Payne, the first ever woman jockey to win the prestigious $6.2million Melbourne Cup race aboard the Darren Weir trained gelding, Prince of Penzance.
It was ladies night at this year’s Australian of the Year Awards in Canberra with all four award categories being won by women, including the Australian of the Year, domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty.
Six of the eight finalists for the 2015 Australian of the Year Award are women – the highest number of female finalists in the category since the State and Territory award process was introduced in 2003.
Julie Bishop may not be a feminist, but she’s happy to do her bit for gender equality, joining other female politicians this week, in welcoming three of the country’s leaders of tomorrow to the nation’s capital.
Elizabeth Broderick, has been recognised for her leadership in the field of sex discrimination, as well as her significant contribution to the social and economic advancement of women at a Gala Awards Event in Sydney.
Assistant Minister for Health, Fiona Nash, today paid tribute to the nurses and other allied health professionals who deliver health services in Australia’s remote communities.
A new free, easy-to-use national App called Re-focus puts legal advice, referrals on domestic violence support, accommodation, financial help and coping tips at the fingertips of any woman with a smart phone.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from all over the country are heading to Canberra for some Straight Talking with women Parliamentarians next week.
A quarter of Australian women say they would have changed their vote at last year’s federal election had they known what the Coalition had planned for this year’s Federal Budget.
Research published today shows that most Australians considering surrogacy are undeterred by laws making this a criminal offence and will go ahead with the process overseas.
Publisher of ‘The Big Smoke’ Alexandra Tselios interviews former Federal Senator Helen Coonan about being a successful career woman and ‘how to have it all’.
Humanitarian aid organisation Islamic Relief Australia has launched a campaign with the Australian National Imams Council to reduce domestic abuse and violence within Australia’s Muslim community.
Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard has a new gig providing leadership in the global effort to provide the world’s poorest children with a quality education.
Congratulations to 21 year old Jacqueline Freney, the Young Australian of the Year 2014. Jacqueline was chosen for her achievements as a Paralympic swimmer, motivational speaker and inspirational role model for people with disabilities.
Former winners include Ita Buttrose (2013), Geoffrey Rush (2012), Simon McKeon (2011) and Professor Patrick McGorry (2010). But can you pick who will be the 2014 Australian of the Year?