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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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Saturday 2 May 2015
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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
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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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Thursday 16 October 2014
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reclaiming the night: a chat with activist natalie pestana

Jacqueline Lademann
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Thousands of women will take to the streets of Melbourne this Saturday 18 October to protest harassment and violence against women. Natalie Pestana is usually photographing live bands at pubs and clubs around Melbourne, but three years ago she took her anger about the press reporting around the rape and murder of Jill Meagher and…
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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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Tuesday 26 August 2014
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our generation: the leaders of today

Shaza Barbar
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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

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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Monday 26 May 2014
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she speaks for the future of women’s leadership

Hannah Gissane
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By now we’re all too aware that we have an excess of men in leadership across all sectors, industries, government and media. Try this game: Can you name the seven women who are CEO’s of ASX 200 companies? Can you name a Breakfast radio program that is hosted by more than one woman? What’s the…
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Thursday 8 May 2014
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hero condoms takes a shot at getting stocked in Priceline Pharmacies, and they need your help!

Bridget Conway
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In the ever-present and isolating world of social media, we sometimes get caught up in our own headspaces. Don’t deny doing the typical thing, that I have often done, when receiving a Facebook event or seeing a Tweet about a not-for-profit cause or someone’s theatre show that they need you to help fund with Pozible,…
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Wednesday 23 April 2014
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magdalen laundries for “sluts” in “moral danger”: why I founded ‘Found Festival’

Audrey K Hulm
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I have been quietly and frantically working away on the Found Festival for almost two years now. It is an arts event taking place from 17–25 of May at The Abbotsford Convent featuring 100+ women – artists, performers, producers, speakers, musicians, choir members, meditation experts and everything in between and around those limited definitions. I…
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