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  1. 20 November 2019

    When it comes to consent, there are no blurred lines

    “They didn’t say no”…“We were drunk”…“She was asking for it because of what she was wearing”…“You need to be more assertive.”We’ve heard these lines before. People use them as an attempt to blur the lines around sexual consent, place blame on victims, and excuse perpetrators from the crimes they have committed.While those that use these lines may have fuzzy understandings of consent, the definition is crystal clear. When it comes to consent, there are no blurred lines.Here’s what we mean by consent: Read more »
  2. Launch of new partnership to support refugee and migrant women in Australia

    It is with absolute delight that we announce a new partnership for SisterWorks to expand our reach to refugee and migrant women in Australia. We are very proud to announce SisterWorks will be partnering with UN Women to pilot a ground-breaking new programme that aims to ensure that marginalised women who are at risk of being left behind have access to, participate in and achieve quality learning, entrepreneurship and employment outcomes through second chance education and vocational training. Read more »
  3. 18 November 2019

    16 ways you can stand against rape culture

    “Boys will be boys.”“She was drunk.”“Women say “no” when they mean “yes.”Rape culture is pervasive. It’s embedded in the way we think, speak, and move in the world. While the contexts may differ, rape culture is always rooted in patriarchal beliefs, power, and control. Read more »
  4. UN Women Executive Director’s Statement for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2019

    If I could have one wish granted, it might well be a total end to rape. That means a significant weapon of war gone from the arsenal of conflict, the absence of a daily risk assessment for girls and women in public and private spaces, the removal of a violent assertion of power, and a far-reaching shift for our society. Read more »
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