Being 'in the know' is a vital tool for women's advocacy. Find a selection of articles below linking to news involving issues for women and the gender diverse community.
Knowledge is power.
Empowerment program at Canberra's Caroline Chisholm School helps teenage girls build confidence, community connections
Tue, 6 Dec 2022
A group of girls from Caroline Chisholm School in Canberra's south are feeling a little more ready to tackle the world, after participating in an empowerment program organised by two of their teachers.
Cindy fled abuse with just $12 and the clothes she was wearing. This is how she's helping others
Sat, 26 Nov 2022
This article contains references to domestic violence.
Cindy is a 47-year-old mother of two living in rental housing in a Brisbane suburb. She is among thousands who know first-hand the challenge of starting over, after living in hiding with her daughter to escape an abusive situation.
2022 Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards
Wed, 23 Nov 2022
On 1 November 2022, 9 projects were recognised for their contribution to the prevention of crime and violence in Australian communities. The winners were presented with their awards at a ceremony in Canberra by the Hon Dr Andrew Leigh MP, Assistant Minister for Competition, Charities and Treasury.
What can we expect from Australia's first domestic violence commissioner Micaela Cronin?
Tue, 8 Nov 2022
The new domestic, family, and sexual violence commissioner will use her second week in the role to visit Alice Springs and Darwin in the Northern Territory to hear from women and children who have experienced abuse.
Men have a 'powerful role' in stopping violence against women and it starts with 'calling out their mates'
Sat, 29 Oct 2022
Men can make a powerful difference by speaking up if they notice their friends behaving in a derogatory way towards women, according to a leading researcher. Queensland University of Technology professor Michael Flood said some men may not realise the comfort their friends have with derogatory behaviour.
Micaela Cronin a former social worker named the new domestic violence commissioner
Thur, 27 Oct 2022
The federal government has appointed a former social worker with experience leading homelessness and human rights organisations as Australia's first Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner after dumping the Coalition's pick earlier this year.
Governments release joint strategy seeking to end violence against women and children within a generation
Mon, 17 Oct 2022
Federal, state and territory governments have pledged to end violence against women and children in Australia within "one generation", although it is unclear if additional funding will be committed in next week's budget to support the ambitious goal.
COVID-19 mandatory isolation is lifting. How can I best protect myself against infection?
Thur, 13 Oct 2022
Australia's clocked a total of more than 10 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There's plenty of virus still circulating too, with thousands of cases added to the tally each week and still more likely slipping under the radar.
Questions raised about NSW Minister for Women's Safety's understanding of need for Illawarra trauma recovery centre
Fri, 26 Aug 2022
Campaigners for an Australian-first trauma recovery centre in the Illawarra region say they are astonished at the New South Wales Minister for Women's Safety Natalie Ward's excuse for not funding the centre.
How does preferential voting work in Australia?
Fri, 22 April 2022
Australians are preparing to head to the polls to decide which party will run the country for the next three years.
To do this, the election uses a preferential voting system for the House of Representatives (the lower house) and the Senate (the upper house).
Domestic violence survivor to run 1,100km from Broken Hill to Melbourne to raise awareness
Fri, 15 April 2022
Sandy Suckling has run all over the world but didn't always have a passion for running.
As a domestic violence survivor, she has used running as an escape, a distraction, and eventually as a way to slowly heal from her trauma.
Federal government to appoint a Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence Commission
Wed 24 Nov 2021
A Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commission will be established by the Federal government to ensure "real and tangible" improvements are achieved under the next National Plan to end violence against women and children.
Enough is enough.
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