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Latest news: Women's rights

Women athletes team to tackle discrimination in sport

Former Melbourne Victory goalkeeper Gabriela Garton is calling on women athletes to come together and help improve safety and wellbeing in sports.

Trades transformation: Canberra female electrician takes out top award

A Canberra electrician is lighting up the local construction industry, while sparking more interest in women pursuing a career in the trades.

A 10-year snapshot of girls’ rights in Australia

Is a girl born in Australia today better off than one born a decade ago? The answer, even in a wealthy, democratic country with bipartisan support for gender equality, is not a...

1500 protestors rally in Canberra for abortion rights

Over a thousand Canberrans gathered in Garema Place on Saturday to protest the US Supreme Court’s decision to overrule Roe v Wade, what had been considered the USA’s constitutional protection of abortion...

Abortion bans take effect in Texas, Ohio

The top courts in Texas and Ohio have allowed the Republican-led states to enforce restrictions and bans on terminating pregnancy after the US Supreme Court last week sparked global protests by overturning the nationwide constitutional right to abortion.

Thousands march across Australia after US abortion shift

The blow dealt by the US Supreme Court limiting access to safe abortions has shone a light on the situation in Australia as protesters take to the streets in Canberra and around the country solidarity.

One in five Australian boys think periods should be kept secret

A recent study from Plan International Australia has brought to light that one in five (19 per cent of) boys and young men aged 16-21 across the country believe women should keep...

Original ‘Brazen Hussy’ reflects on war and feminism

Canberra resident and founding member of Australia’s women’s liberation movement, Biff Ward, 78, chats with CW journalist, Anja de Rozario, 23, about feminism, the Vietnam War, and the new generation’s continuing march...

‘Watershed’ election on fair go for women

There's a reason why the biggest, fastest-growing group of homeless are women aged over 50, independent federal election candidate Monica Ryan says.

Hundreds of women protest in Mexico City over killings

Hundreds of women have marched through downtown Mexico City and its suburbs to protest the horrifying death of an 18-year-old in the northern city of Monterrey.

What makes an equal workplace? With YWCA Canberra

As YWCA Canberra once again accepts the Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) award, CEO Frances Crimmins asks why more ACT organisations are not reaching the “benchmark”. The EOCGE recognises organisations at...

After fleeing Afghanistan, ANU grad speaks out against the Taliban

In the face of discrimination inflicted by some of the most harrowing terrorists, an Afghan refugee in Canberra speaks out against the Taliban.