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Violence Against Women: 1 in 3 Australian women in abusive relationships, 1 woman killed every week by intimate partner. Did you know?

On Tuesday evening I attended a welcome reception for the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women, Rashida Manjoo (thanks to UN Women Australia for the invitation, and to Allens Arthur Robinson for hosting this important event). It was &nd…

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Lifting the lid on sexism in football

‘While football has spent millions of pounds on campaigns to stamp out racism and homophobia from the game, sexism continues to be tolerated – whether that means thousands of fans chanting “slut” at a TV reporter during a live televised game, fem…

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Heart disease is the biggest single killer of women. Only by forgetting what we know about men, can we treat women successfully

I came across this fantastic TED talk by Dr Noel Bairey Merz on the single biggest health threat women face: heart disease.  Did you know that one out of two women will be impacted by cardio vascular disease in their lifetime and that since 1984 u…

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Elsie Women’s Refuge for women and children – can you help?

Elsie Women’s Refuge provides a safe haven for women (and their children) who are escaping domestic violence. It then seeks to secure more permanent accommodation for them. Usually the women and children arrive with little, if anything, more than the clothes they are wearing. They are constantly in need of women’s and children’s clothes and […]

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Women get a raw deal in sport – is this flowing on to our leadership pipeline?

According to a new article on MamaMia, women are just not getting a fair go when it comes to media coverage of women’s sports.  Did you know that: Women make up just 9 per cent of all sports coverage in Australian TV news and current affairs – horseracing sits at 10 per cent When the […]

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Would you speak out about inappropriate behaviour or bullying at work? Why most women don’t.

“So who here would like to fu#% Jane* tonight?”   This is the example one woman gave me to illustrate the culture of bullying and harassment in her team. It happened at a sales dinner with her all-male colleagues and two male clients. The question emerged in the restaurant, after dinner and the consumption of an abundance […]

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