When one woman succeeds, the rest will follow

HUMANITARIAN aid organisation, Care Australia, has launched a new initiative in time for International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March. The Her Circle campaign aims to generate a domino effect of female empowerment by utilising the ‘multiplier effect’.   Care Australia’s Head of…


LGBTQI+ families publish representative parenting manuals 

RAINBOW Families, an organisation that supports LGBTQI+ parents and their children, has generated resources unique to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer families.  The organisation has been at the forefront of advocating for LGBTQI+ parents since its establishment in 2016, notably producing…


Urgent aid sent to Tonga post-tsunami

THE Government of Tonga is in a state of emergency after an underwater volcano erupted on Jan 15, 2022, triggering tsunamis and ash plumes across the archipelago. The ash-stained South Pacific Kingdom is now suffering the tsunami’s after-effects, according to the United…


Journalists urged to improve reporting on disability

A NEW digital resource entered the media sphere in November 2021, putting an onus on journalists to up the standard of disability reporting.   The Disability Reporting Handbook is a digital resource designed to change the narrative of disability in the media launched…


‘Shadow pandemic’ coined by UN report

SIXTEEN days from November 25 to December 10, are marked for activism against gender-based violence by UN Women as findings from a new report reveal violence against women exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Measuring the Shadow Pandemic: violence against women during COVID-19 confirms…


Is Australia racially tolerant?

THE United Nations (UN) International Day for Tolerance marking its 125th anniversary this Tuesday invites Australians to generate public awareness on the dangers of cultural intolerance.  Tolerance is “respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures, our forms…

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