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Monday 8 August 2016
Feminism Get Involved

ride for rights: UN seeks cyclists for vietnam trip

Eden Faithfull
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In March 2017, the United Nations National Committee for Women will be holding a ‘Ride for Rights’ across northern Vietnam to raise money for victims of domestic violence. Statistics from the United Nations have claimed that women in Vietnam experience higher rates of violence than many other countries around the world – around 58 per…
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Monday 16 May 2016
Books Feminism Get Involved

overland’s new residency a paradigm shifter

Eden Faithfull
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Internships have become a hot topic with the Coalition’s recent announcement of their plan to establish an $840 million PaTH interns program, deemed to be a centrepiece of Malcolm Turnbull’s re-election platform. It proposes to pay jobseekers under the age of 25 a $200 per fortnight top-up above the dole. Moreover, Mamamia’s current internship scandal…
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Tuesday 9 February 2016
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fEMPOWER: workshopping gender with high schoolers

Arabella Close
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  Last year, a group of students from the University of Sydney Wom*n’s Collective began teaching workshops on feminism to high school students under the brand fEMPOWER. We began the workshops after one collective member shared her experience of coming to university with very little understanding of feminism, outside of what was offered by the…
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Thursday 5 November 2015
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the unslut project: a chat with founder emily lindin

Arabella Close
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Emily Lindin founded The UnSlut Project in 2013 after American teenager, Rehtaeh Parsons, committed suicide. She had been gang raped and consequently labelled a “slut” by her classmates. Emily decided to publish her own diary entries dealing with sexual shaming in high school as a blog to provide some perspective for other young girls experiencing…
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Thursday 1 October 2015
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what if the clothes you wore could change the life of a girl in sierra leone?

Aranya Phookan
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Hawa is a vivacious, young girl with big dreams of becoming a lawyer. Her home is Sierra Leone, a small country still on the mend after being torn asunder by a decade-long civil war. Known for its abundance of minerals and diamonds, it is ironic that life in Sierra Leone is far from glittering. A…
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Friday 28 August 2015
Featured Get Involved Sexuality

why you should wear it purple today

Clara Borg
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On their website, Wear It Purple’s argument is stated plainly and simply: to see ‘young people everywhere [knowing] that they have the right to be proud of who they are’. Celebrated in August each year, their call-out is also simply stated: ‘Wear purple [today] if you agree!’ Of course, the convictions and aspirations of initiatives…
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Saturday 2 May 2015
Featured Get Involved Life World

female genital mutilation: it’s closer to home than you think

Natalie Rose Corrigan
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It is a murky practice that is rarely discussed within its own culture, let alone outside it. Khadija Gbla is a nationally recognised spokesperson and survivor of Female Genital Mutilation. ‘I didn’t even know what Female Genital Mutilation was growing up, I never heard of it being spoken of,’ Khadija says. Khadija, aged 27, was…
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Tuesday 17 March 2015
Get Involved Health

get involved: supporting women’s leadership in our region

Hannah Gissane
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Meet a woman who is championing the rights of women living with HIV in Papua New Guinea. Sylvia John is a 33 year old women’s rights activist living with HIV in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. A few years ago, Sylvia knew something wasn’t right. She happened to be attending an awareness talk at her…
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Monday 15 September 2014
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the waratah project: an online survey about menstrual health education

Bridget Conway
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Did you feel informed about menstruation when you first start got your period? Do you know about all the available products and menstrual health services that are out there? Do you feel confident and happy when you get your period? If you are like most women, you probably answered ‘no, no and no’ to these…
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Wednesday 10 September 2014
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world suicide prevention day: one world connected

Bridget Conway
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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day and this year’s theme is ‘Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.’ In a world where we are constantly trying to stay connected via our iPhones and Twitter pages, we have seen an increase in depression, anxiety and suicide rates worldwide. Which begs the question: how connected are we really? My…
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Tuesday 9 September 2014
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the brisbane heat joins forces with ovarian cancer australia to raise awareness of the disease

Alexandra Van Schilt
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The Big Bash League and the Brisbane Heat have teamed up with Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) to drive a month-long campaign to raise funds and awareness for ovarian cancer, one of the biggest silent killers among women. In 2014, it is estimated that approximately 1470 Australian women will be diagnosed with the cancer, but many…
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Thursday 28 August 2014
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wear it purple: a day of solidarity for rainbow youth

Sarah Iuliano
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You might not think purple is your colour, but you should don some of the hue this Friday. Wondering why we here at Lip so concerned about what you’ll be wearing for once? Well August 29 is Wear it Purple Day, an initiative to recognise and support sexuality and gender diverse young people in their…
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Monday 25 August 2014
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get involved: roadtripping for a cause

Shaza Barbar
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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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Thursday 21 August 2014
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get involved: support HERO condoms to help get ZERO new HIV infections in botswana by 2016

lip magazine
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HIV rates and the rate of STIs have increased in Australia over the past few years – and we are currently sitting at a 20-year high due to increasing unprotected sex between casual male partners. The need for preventative measures, such as condoms and regular testing, has become more and more apparent here in Oz,…
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