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I am Woman

By Rita Bratovich International Women’s Day (IWD) becomes more celebrated each year, with organisations across the globe hosting events, running campaigns, and creating initiatives aimed at attaining pay parity, equal opportunities, and improved social conditions for women. This year’s theme is Balance For Better (#BalanceforBetter) advancing the message that equal gender representation enriches work and […]

Abortion in NSW – IT’S TIME.

By WENDY BACON I’m daring to hope that this will be the last NSW election when abortion remains on the Crimes Act in NSW.  Abortion has always been available for those in the know, those with enough money and those who could find out where to go. When I was growing up in the 1950s […]

International Women’s Day in Sydney: Be Inspired

BY ATHINA MALLIS International Women’s Day is on March 8 and to celebrate there will be a number of events around Sydney commemorating the astounding work and positive influence of women. One of these events is All About Women, a conference being held as a precursor this Sunday. Thirty women from the United States, Canada, […]

Penalty rate peril for workers

By Lauren O’Connor On March 4 workers in the public sector, union representatives and voters protested in major cities against a review of penalty rates by the federal government. Thousands of protesters gathered outside the NSW State Parliament in opposition to privatisation of the state’s electricity network and proposed changes to industrial relations legislation. The […]

Mid-March for equality

By Emily Contador-Kelsall Women, men and children striving for gender equality will walk from Town Hall on Saturday March 14 in suppor of International Womens Day (IWD). Roxanne McMurray, spokeswoman for Save our Womens Services (SOS), said IWD is about shining a light on human rights for women and celebrating women’s achievements. “All over Sydney, […]

The World of Women

A rescue mission in the land of the dead, looking for love at a humble train station and a documentary focused on burlesque clubs - These stories and more will be exhibited in the World of Women (WoW) Film Festival to celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. The film festival highlights contemporary short films […]

Violence, power, discrimination – the big issues still facing women

INTERVIEW Natasha Stott Despoja wants International Women’s Day to be as much about fighting for the future as it is commemorating achievements already made. The former senator was recently appointed Australia’s Ambassador to Women and Girls and has been an advocate for women’s rights since she entered parliament in 1995. “International Women’s Day is a […]

20TH WOW FILM FESTIVAL

The World of Women's Cinema Film Festival (WoW Film Festival) is two decades strong in 2014 and this year's patron is the internationally acclaimed actress Rachel Griffiths. “Twenty years on, you could say WoW is an institution,” says publicist Renata Bialkowska of the festival that will also embark on a year-long national tour. Centered around […]