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Thursday 27 February 2014
Get Involved Life World

my volunteering experience: the need for service provision for women and children in nepal

Heidi La Paglia
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In January 2014 I went on a volunteer trip to Nepal with an organisation called Student Volunteer Placement’s International (SVPI). SVPI is a relatively new organisation that was founded a few years ago by Neville and Banita, an Australian couple. On a visit to Nepal, the couple met Keshab, the manager of the Children’s Welfare…
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Thursday 6 February 2014
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visiting heshima: rebuilding dignity in Kenya’s refugee women

Emma Makepeace
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I’m in Kenya for four days en-route to Malawi. Instead of heading to all of the usual tourist haunts, I’m going to Heshima Kenya to meet the young women behind a growing movement in Africa; the move to empower women to be the change Africa needs through skills training and employment in creative endeavours. Tucked…
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Thursday 28 November 2013
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get involved: the new day box project

Bridget Conway
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  The New Day Box project began just a few short weeks ago, ‘almost by accident’, says project founder, Cyan Ta’eed. The project asks us to make a box and fill it  with cosmetics, skincare and treats that will be sent to women living in crisis accommodation this Christmas. ‘It is a way to show…
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Thursday 26 September 2013
Get Involved Health World

why contraception is your best friend

Matylda Buczko
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Today is World Contraception Day, and there is no better time for couples and sexually active people – particularly young people – to be informed about sex, reproductive health and contraception. The motto of the day is: ‘It’s Your Life, It’s Your Future, Know Your Options’. It seems like a pretty simple message. Contraception, whether…
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Saturday 21 September 2013
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do it in a dress: educating girls in sierra leone

Tedi Bills
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I grew up in a tiny Far North Coast town called Alstonville, nestled back from the beach in the dark, lush greenness of macadamia country. When I was a teenager, I didn’t want country living. I wanted to be like the cool girls in school, and learn how to surf, and get my belly button…
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Friday 20 September 2013
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get involved: knitting for a good cause

Danielle Scoins
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As we head into spring, it may appear a slightly odd time of year to consider picking up some knitting needles, but Save the Children charity is giving you a very good reason to consider doing so. Partnering up with Guardian pharmacies, Save the Children are again organising their “Guardian Angel Knitting Program”, which encourages…
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Thursday 5 September 2013
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vgen: see the bigger picture this federal election

Heidi La Paglia
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On 31 August 2013, VGenner’s from across the country took to the streets to campaign for the benefits of Aid. As World Vision’s national youth movement, VGen (or Vision Generation) aims to educate the public community about the importance of giving aid. The title of the VGen 2013 campaign is “See the bigger picture;” and…
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Wednesday 4 September 2013
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sharing the love with liptember

Heidi La Paglia
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Sunday marked the first day of September, the first day of spring, and the first day of Liptember! ‘Lip what?’ Well I’m glad you ask because here at Lip, we want you to pucker up and put on your lippy this September. Why? Well we all know September, the start of spring, is the primetime…
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Friday 19 July 2013
Art Get Involved Health

what’s in your headspace?

Alexandra Storey
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Are you creative, aged between 12 and 25, and interested in youth mental health?  From the 1st of July to the 28th of September, headspace Elsternwick is running its very first art competition, organised by its Youth Advisory Committee, a group of young people interested in creating community connections and raising awareness of mental health…
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Thursday 18 July 2013
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the warwick foundation: supporting young aussie adults with cancer

lip magazine
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Australia’s only charitable foundation supporting young adults with cancer is reaching a significant milestone – celebrating five years supporting the unique needs of 18-40 year olds as they face the battle of their lives. Cancer amongst this age group is growing, with research showing that now every hour in Australia a young adult is diagnosed…
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Thursday 4 July 2013
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fatland: the movie

Siobhan
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‘I started daydreaming about a world with different beauty ideals from our own’, says film maker Tessa Musket about her 2012 film Fatland –  the story of a world where it’s cool to be fat. Fatland follows the life of Phoebe, a 19 year old girl who suffers from a disorder that prevents her from…
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Tuesday 2 July 2013
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a beautiful body project: a chat with photographer jade beall

Lexie Bean
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How do we grow into our beautiful bodies when we don’t see real portrayals of them around us? A Beautiful Body Project uses photography and book-making to celebrate women who have bodies and stories and all things that maintain their beauty as they change. This week we spoke to Jade Beall, founder of the A…
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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support “the ride: east coast” and Headspace

Freya Dumas
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We at Lip are huge fans (and media partners!) of crowdfunding website Pozible, and without them we likely wouldn’t have been able to publish some of our editions of lip. One of Pozible’s current top-rating projects (that has under 50 hours to go!) is ‘The Ride: East Coast’. The proposed project is a documentary, starring…
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
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get involved: walk towards equality

Lou Heinrich
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Picture an open sea. Dark, angry waves. Tightly-packed passengers on a rickety vessel – people who are hopeful for a new life, whose present danger is surpassed by the torture and death that is behind them. The raging ocean proved too much for a boat containing asylum seekers last week; it capsized and at least 55…
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