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The WRAP #50- Women's Rights are Human Rights, Broadening our way of thinking, and 60 Seconds with Sarah Shakour

The WRAP #50- Women's Rights are Human Rights, Broadening our way of thinking, and 60 Seconds with Sarah Shakour

One month into 2017 and there is already so much to reflect on, discuss, lament, and debate.

Donald Trump’s transition into power saw an unprecedented uproar in the form of women-led rallies and protests around the world.

It seems Trump and his almost all-white, all-male Cabinet are determined to implement legislation that affects not just women’s health and reproductive rights in the USA, but across the globe. This month we explain why we all need to continue to use intersectional feminism to make sure each and every woman’s voice is heard on the matter.

We also take a look through the intersectional lens at the recent Australia Day billboard fiasco and what it means to recognise all forms of racism and discrimination.

Lastly, our 60 seconds with Sarah Shakour, a self-confessed Harry Potter nerd and mental health worker.

We are also happy to announce our upcoming NETFA forum. As part of the National Education Toolkit for FGM/C Awareness (NETFA) Project, MCWH will be hosting the third National Forum ‘Foundations for Change’ on 24th March 2017 at the Woodward Conference Centre in Melbourne. It will feature international guest speaker Ms Amina Warsame from Network Against FGM/C in Somaliland and will look at ways we can use international learnings and translate them into local solutions. You can register your interest on the Facebook events page and we will keep you posted once tickets go on sale.

Until next time,
The WRAP Team