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Sunday 14 September 2014
News

feminist news round-up 14.09.14

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Here’s what you missed this week — From around the web Oscar Pistorius is found guilty of the manslaughter of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. However, Steenkamp’s family, the general public and the South African legal community are shocked by the verdict, having expected a murder conviction. The women fighting ISIS During her visit to Australia,…
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Monday 8 September 2014
Featured

festival of dangerous ideas: surrogacy and the rights of surrogates and children

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At Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas last weekend, the question was asked: is surrogacy child trafficking? Swedish journalist Kajsa Ekis Ekman thinks so. She argues that surrogacy is a form of female oppression based on sex and reproduction, regardless of whether it’s for commercial or altruistic reasons, as it requires women to renounce their interests…
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Wednesday 27 August 2014
Featured Health

clean, green & ethical beauty (part one): the toxins

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Earlier this year, we found out that on average woman spends 55 minutes in the morning getting ready. But did you know that in the time it takes you to get ready in the morning, you’ve already ingested up to 168 chemicals? And by purchasing some of the beauty brands on the market, you could…
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Tuesday 26 August 2014
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our generation: the leaders of today

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‘Today’s youth are the leaders of tomorrow.’ It’s a phrase often touted by well-meaning experienced leaders to inspire young people. But from the Tiananmen Square Protests to the Arab Spring, young people have always been key instigators of change in the fight for social justice. Growing up with the Internet, our generation has the resources…
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Monday 25 August 2014
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get involved: roadtripping for a cause

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Next month, 1000 young volunteers from across the country will take part in a four-day road trip to Canberra in a bid to educate everyday Australians about extreme poverty and to petition government leaders to commit to ending extreme poverty. The roadtrip forms part of the End Poverty Campaign by Oaktree, Australia’s largest youth-led movement…
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Wednesday 20 August 2014
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government reform threatens women’s-only services

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Specialist homelessness services (SHS) in NSW are undergoing major reform for the first time in 30 years under the government’s Going Home Staying Home (GHSH) program. According to the GHSH factsheet, the program seeks to make specialist homelessness services more accessible and to ensure that clients’ needs are met on an individual basis. The program…
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Tuesday 12 August 2014
News

mental health matters – but not if you’re a young asylum seeker

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Today is International Youth Day. From the UN website, International Youth Day is a chance for ‘youth around the world to organise activities to raise awareness about the situation of youth in their country’. With 20% of youth worldwide experiencing a mental health condition, the theme for this year is ‘Youth and Mental Health’ under…
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