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Why I Tell People I’m Pregnant Before 12 Weeks

This week, I came across an article titled “No More Isolation: Why More Women are Sharing Pregnancy News During the First Trimester (https://foreverymom.com/family-parent ...

NSW Abortion Campaign Not About Women's Health

A new campaign (https://www.smh.com.au/politics/nsw/sixty-groups-fighting-to-overturn-nsw-s-archaic-abortion-laws-20190501-p51j23.html)to 'decriminalise' and modernise' aborti ...

The Unforgotten Babies

Some passions are born out of life experiences and others just by wanting to make a positive difference in the world. For me it’s both. In my life, I have made bad choice ...

A Feminine Touch In Recent Politics

Something I’ve noticed lately has been the impact of a feminine touch in politics - if I can put it that way. Whether or not I agree with all of their policies, both NSW  ...

Cultural Change Is Everyone’s Challenge

When the term ‘toxic masculinity’ went to air in the controversial Gillette ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koPmuEyP3a0) earlier this year, it prompted yet anot ...

Should Taking Harmful Drugs While Pregnant Be A Crime?

After a horror car crash that killed a young woman heavily pregnant with twins last year in NSW,[i] (#_edn1) an attempt was made to re-enliven debate on ‘Zoe’s Law& ...

To Turn The Tide On Sexual Harassment, We Must Address Our Pornographic Culture

In the documentary Liberated: The New Sexual Revolution (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTClhVvqoR8), released in 2017 by Magic Lantern Pictures (http://magiclanternpictures.o ...

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 ...

We Need To Address Questions Of Gender In Assisted Dying

One of the principal motivations behind current efforts to legalise assisted suicide in Victoria and New South Wales (and most jurisdictions) is patient autonomy. However, rese ...

If We Really Care About Girls, We Must Start To Care About Gendercide

Today, on the International Day of the Girl Child (http://www.un.org/en/events/girlchild/), there is something missing. It’s 200 million girls (http://www.itsagirlmov ...

A Better Cause Than Marie Stopes

Yesterday abortion provider Marie Stopes Australia announced (http://www.smh.com.au/national/health/marie-stopes-australia-searches-for-brave-philanthropists-to-pay-for-abortio ...

South Australia Must Introduce Nordic Model If It Wants To Reform State’s Sex Industry

Early last month, Liberal MP Michelle Lensink’s radical bill to fully decriminalise prostitution in South Australia passed the Legislative Council. This was an  ...

"It's the considered and researched approach on women's issues that is so helpful"

There are many organisations out there doing great work in the community. Some receive grants from the government, some fund their activities through the sale of goods, others  ...

"They understand the true value and dignity of women"

Women's Forum Australia has a broad network of supporters from diverse backgrounds and with varying skills and experiences. Women who have a passion for life and who work hard  ...

"I value their 'authentically feminist' approach"

Women's Forum Australia is fortunate to work with many different people who believe in our vision of an Australian society that respects and promotes the dignity of women. Some ...

Together, We Did It!

Thanks to your support and encouragement in the past year we managed to help prevent the introduction of extreme abortion laws in NSW and Queensland and made a huge difference  ...

Extreme Abortion Law Dangerous For Women

Today the NSW Legislative Council is set to debate what is perhaps one of the most extreme and dangerous laws to face this state and its women. In NSW, women currently have ...

Abortion Coercion: The NRL Still Has A Long Way To Go In Its Treatment Of Women

Within the course of a week, the NRL has been shaken by two separate, shocking allegations involving players who coerced their girlfriends into undergoing abortions. Except ...

How To Be A Feminist

Feminism was once a movement that unified women; it empowered them to seek equality, to seek autonomy and to seek opportunity. The beauty and power of feminism has been lo ...

In The Fight For Equality, We Must Celebrate Difference

Today is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women and a call for their equal treatment in so ...

Funding The International Abortion Industry Fails Women

Governments, organisations and philanthropists pledged over $250 million (http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/australia-pledges-nothing-to-counter-donald-trum ...

Abortion Reform In Queensland: Rob Pyne's Loss Is A Win For Women

Whether you're pro-choice or pro-life, Rob Pyne's withdrawal of his two ill-conceived abortion bills in Queensland (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-28/abortion-decriminalisa ...

Julie Bishop’s Pledge To International Planned Parenthood Fails Women

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop failed women when she pledged a further $9.5 million (http://foreignminister.gov.au/releases/Pages/2017/jb_mr_170215.aspx?w=tb1CaGpkPX%2FlS0K%2Bg9 ...

It's Time To Let Mothers Enjoy Raising Their Children

Motherhood, we are being told, must be seen - must be felt - to be a struggle at all times, in order for us to justify that we are actually doing something that matters. O ...

Say It With Roses, Not Fifty Shades

Were you thinking of declaring your love with a bunch of red roses or a romantic candlelit dinner this Valentine's Day? Think again. Respect, chivalry and tenderness are out. A ...

Trump's Abortion Funding Ban Leaves Scope For Real Aid To Poor Women

From the Women's March last weekend (where"reproductive rights" (http://www.vox.com/identities/2017/1/22/14335292/womens-march-washington-abortion-pro-life-feminists) took cent ...

You Can Be Pro-Life, Pro-Choice And Pro-Women At The Same Time

Just last week, members of the media were criticised (http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/01/22/its-none-of-our-business-whether-or-not-the-nsw-premier-has-chi/) fo ...

Downs Screening And The Pressure Of Perfection

We are all for diversity these days, are we not? Identity is sacred and inclusiveness is the official word on people with disabilities. So why is every effort being made to eli ...

Hushing Up The Health Risks Of Abortion Is Unjust To Women

Last week Jane Gilmore wrote an article (http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/opinion/the-christian-lobby-is-now-trying-to-convince-women-that-abortion-causes-breast- ...

Women Deserve Better Than The Proposed Abortion Law Reform

Concerted efforts are currently underway to remove limits on abortion in both Queensland and New South Wales. Apparently both states' abortion laws are"archaic" (http://www.bri ...

Surrogacy Is Exploitation – Regulation Will Not Change That

From Baby Gammy’s Australian parents being cleared of abandoning (http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-04-14/baby-gammy-twin-must-remain-with-family-wa-court-rules/7326196) hi ...



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