Ms. looks inside the growing effort to halt witch burnings in Papua New Guinea.
In Papua New Guinea, the Women’s Business Resource Centre is training women how to become economically independent—and their support empowered Euphimea Leahy to overcome an abusive marriage and open a cake-making business.
Katherine Reki punctuates the end of each sentence with exuberant laughter, as if the world is a place of great joy. This is more a reflection of her good nature, because the focus of her work as an emerging filmmaker—”A Mother’s Blood,” about witchcraft accusations in Papua New Guinea—is anything but a laughing matter.
Australia’s feminist superheroes won an 18-year battle against a “luxury tax.”
When Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, gave birth last week, she became only the second elected world leader to do so while in office—and the first to take maternity leave.
Late last week, hundreds of childcare centers across Australia shut their doors in order for their workers, historically underpaid and widely under-appreciated, to walk off the job as part of a national strike for higher wages.
Judging by our domestic violence rate, women are not “mates” in Australia—and never have been.
Reprinted with permission from Women & Hollywood Only 15 percent of features backed by Screen Australia, that country’s state film fund, are directed by female filmmakers. Just 23 percent are written by women, and a mere 32 percent are produced by women. These are numbers that a new $5 million strategy aims to improve. The three-year plan will […]
On June 12, 2013, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO, Chief of Army, sent a message to the Australian Army by posting a YouTube video on the Australian Army Headquarters channel describing his thoughts about the allegations of sexual assault, harassment and degrading behavior by Aussie Army members. In the video, General Morrison says: Every one of us […]
Wouldn’t it be great if, instead of the typical “Hey baby” cat-call, you heard something like this from men on the street: “You know what I’d like to see? A society in which the objectification of women makes way for gender-neutral interactions, free from assumptions and expectations. You go, girl!” Well, Snickers Australia has discovered […]