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Ethnicity plays a role in the stillbirth story

Australia was recently ranked 7th among 165 countries around the world for best places to be a mother. This is a truly fine achievement – an acknowledgement of the relative privilege many women in Australia enjoy. But before we start breaking open the lamingtons in …

Closing the gaps in health for international students

Here’s another statistical feather to Australia’s cap: Australia has been ranked number 1 by the World Economic Forum for closing the gender gap on educational attainment. No ‘ifs’ or ‘buts’ about it, it’s a ranking we can truly be proud of, a ranking that could attract …

60 seconds with Maria Hach

MCWH National Training Manager and author of Common Threads If you were a super-heroine, what powers would you like to have? Teleportation because I’m pretty lazy and I really hate traffic – I would use it in my everyday life to get to different points quickly. …

THE WRAP #2

Welcome to our second edition of the WRAP. The Australian Human Rights Commission has published a report following the study tour undertaken by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women earlier this year. It was a great opportunity to be part of the conversation and we’ve still …

Honouring the lives of migrant women

How often do we pay tribute to the immigrant and refugee women who came to Australia in the mass migration of the post-war period? These women – for many of us, our mothers or our grandmothers – have left such a clear imprint on our …

The good, the bad and the silent

The fact that Victorian police attended more than 50,000 family violence incidents in 2011 – 2012 is no cause for celebration. But, according to their Annual Report, the dramatic rise of 43.3% in the number of reported family violence related assaults should actually be seen …

60 seconds with Elizabeth Mazeyko

59, mother of 2, grandmother of 4 and bilingual health educator If you had a magic wand what would you use it for?   I’d like to empower women and build up their self-esteem, so that they don’t feel like second class citizens just because …