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Friday 4 April 2014
Fashion News

in brief: italian vogue ‘raises awareness’ for violence against women

Kezia Lubanszky
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Vogue Italia claims to be raising awareness for violence against women by having their models pose as horror movie victims. Well dressed, gorgeous and terrified victims. Editor Franca Sozzani writes that Vogue are doing their ‘civic duty,’ to spread ‘a message against barbarism.’ This isn’t the first time the magazine have caused controversy through their…
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Saturday 10 August 2013
News

in brief: italy moves to curb violence against women

Sarah Iuliano
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The Italian parliament has adopted a draft bill to tackle violence against women, prompted by increasing rates of ‘femicide’ in the country. A number of femicides in the media, namely the murder of 16-year-old Fabiana Luzzi who was stabbed and burned alive in May, and pleas by the United Nations to tackle the issue have…
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Wednesday 7 August 2013
Featured World

women under attack: why india is the fourth most dangerous place in the world for women

Mallika Sharma
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According to the Thomson Reuters Foundation survey, India is the 4th most dangerous place in the world for women to live in. From January 2002 to October 2010, 153 acid attack cases were reported in the Indian print media, while 174 judicial cases were reported for the year 2000. Of course these figures are believed…
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Featured News

a woman was brutally murdered in melbourne, but you probably don’t even know her name

Claire Jansen
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  ‘In loving memory of Tracy. The world will miss your sparkly eyes and smile.’ Those are the words written in black texta on pink paper that were taped to a wrought iron fence over the weekend at the site of Tracy Connelly’s murder in Melbourne. Described as gorgeous, funny, intelligent, and articulate, forty year…
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Saturday 27 July 2013
Featured News

violence against women: vital research to stop repeat offending

Jillian Blacker
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Jill Meagher Kiesha Weippeart Sarah Cafferkey Jordan Anderson-Smith Shandee Blackburn Bailey Constable This is a roll call of tragedy. These women and children had their lives cut short by violence.  All of their stories are different; some knew their killers and some didn’t, some suffered long-term abuse and some were killed during a chance encounter….
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
News

in brief: adrian bayley sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder of jill meagher

Amy Nicholls-Diver
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Adrian Bayley, the man who raped and murdered Melbourne woman Jill Meagher  has today been sentenced to serve at least 35 years in jail. Justice Geoffrey Nettle sentenced the 41-year-old to life for the murder, and 15 years for what he described as ‘a savage violent rape of the worst kind’. Bayley would be eligible…
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Tuesday 4 June 2013
Featured News

feminists fight back: facebook vows to combat gender-based hate

Ruby Grant
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It’s been a long time coming but Facebook has finally put on some big boy panties and got serious when it comes to gender-based hate speech online. In an official blog post released on Wednesday the social networking page announced that ‘it has become clear that our systems to identify and remove hate speech have…
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Friday 17 May 2013
Featured

the right to know: can knowledge of past violence be lifesaving?

Claire Gallagher
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In the United Kingdom, an innovative pilot program giving women the “right to know” about their partner’s past history of violence has been operational for over six months now. The Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (so far limited to only four pilot locations) enables men and women to ask police if their partner has a history…
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Tuesday 11 December 2012
Featured

anatomy of a serial sexual assault case

lip magazine
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This article first appeared in Lip Issue 20 – you can buy a copy of the magazine here. We promise it’s packed full of other goodies! And you can help us keep our magazine alive by donating to our Pozible campaign here. **Trigger Warning: Rape and sexual violence** Nearly 126,000 Australian women experience sexual assault…
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Monday 10 December 2012
Featured Opinion

hey mate, women can swear too!

lip magazine
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Two weeks ago we recognised International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, which has come to be popularly known as White Ribbon Day. Now, as we recognise International Human Rights Day, it is appropriate to reflect on the status of women and men as equal human subjects. Australia’s White Ribbon Day campaign asks…
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Wednesday 5 December 2012
News

in brief: afghan woman’s throat slit after denying marriage request

lip magazine
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On Tuesday 27 November, Nishina, a 15 year old girl in Kunduz, Afghanistan, had her throat slit. Her murder was retaliatory – she and her family had refused a marriage proposal. She was killed by her cousin Mohammad Sadeq. He had proposed to her for his brother. Soon after the family said no, he returned…
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Monday 1 October 2012
Featured News

plan to reduce violence against women committed to by federal and state governments

Ruth Horsfall
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With the recent disappearance and subsequent murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne, never has the issue of violence committed against women been more important. Meagher was last seen on CCTV footage walking from drinks with work colleagues to the home she shared with her husband – a mere 700 metres away. A Coburg…
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Sunday 22 January 2012
Culture Featured

when anti-drinking campaigns become victim blaming campaigns

Andrea Andric
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A recent ad campaign in North America, entitled “Control Tonight”, and sponsored by The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has once again turned rape into a pathetic blame game. The campaign, which aims to tackle teen binge drinking, has instead taken an uncouth stance that if you or your friends drink too much, you will…
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Thursday 5 January 2012
Film

film review: albert nobbs

Natalie Salvo
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Albert Nobbs was a labour of love for Glenn Close. The Oscar-nominated actress performed the role in the stage production of George Moore’s short story in the eighties, and was so taken by the character that she would co-write the screenplay and produce the film. It underwent a series of transformations over time, which is…
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