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Prostitution and Trafficking

Women’s Forum Australia believes that prostitution and sex trafficking are two of the most serious threats to gender equality and the rights of women and girls to live li..

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Take The Glamorised ‘Bad Mum’ With A Grain Of Salt

Has anyone else noticed the emergence of the glamorised ‘bad mum’? I first really noticed it with the 2016 film Bad Moms, whose protagonist was an overworked mum wh ...

Labor Believes “Women Deserve Better” When It Comes To Abortion. So Do We.

Last week, Labor announced a new $9.3 million policy (http://www.tanyaplibersek.com/media_release_labor_s_plan_to_support_women_s_reproductive_rights_wednesday_6_march_2019?fbc ...

International Women’s Day: Celebrating Progress And Championing Change

International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations are set for Friday 8 March and coincidentally Australia’s national theme, ‘More Powerful Together’, echoes  ...

Women Are Paving The Way In Ethical Fashion

Almost one year ago, in March 2018, Vogue Australia released the Designing the Future (https://www.vogue.com.au/fashion/news/emma-watson-introduces-the-march-2018-issue-of-vogu ...

New York’s Historic Abortion Law Demands Further Ethical Consideration

On January 22, 2019, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the Reproductive Health Act which has brought the most significant change to New York abortion laws since the h ...

Movie ‘Instant Family’ encourages couples to foster

Honestly, there aren’t too many instances where I leave the movie theatre with a warm and fuzzy feeling. But that is exactly how I felt a couple of weeks ago when I saw t ...

Women And Men Must ‘Work Together’ To Heal #MeToo Scars

Women may be losing out in the aftermath of #MeToo, with many male managers expressing fear about interacting with women, according to a recent New York Times article (https:// ...

Jaya Taki on Queensland Abortion Law Reform: "We can do better than this".

Though I feel this opinion is a minority, let’s address it anyway. This is in response to me sharing an article about the current abortion law reforms in Queensland:  ...

Gendered Risks Are Cause For Pause In ACT's End Of Life Choices Inquiry

This afternoon our Managing Director, Rachael Wong, addressed the Select Committee on End of Life Choices in the ACT. Below is her opening statement from the hearing. The full  ...

Breaking Down (Syndrome) Discrimination Is A Feminist Issue

There are several reasons why discrimination against children with Down syndrome via pre-natal screening and abortion is a feminist issue, and why women’s voices and lead ...
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