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Day 6: The EVAs

I’ve said it time and time again, and it is said repeatedly by everyone from the UN, to Australian governments to feminist organisations: the key to ending violence against women lies in cultural change. It is cultural change that will … Continue reading

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Day 2: Bystander Prevention

As Michelle Bachelet, head of UN Women, said the other day, we can end violence against women, but only together. We are all responsible. We are all implicated in the change required to make possible a world where women can … Continue reading

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More on More Than Ready

I spoke briefly at VicHealth’s More Than Ready launch last week. Thought I’d share what I said: Talking about sexual assault is very hard to do. Admitting that you were raped is terrifying. What if the person you tell laughs? Or dismisses … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes: More Than Ready Media Launch

Today, VicHealth launched a world-first report by Dr Anastasia Powell on sexism and bystander prevention. This report investigates the presence of sexism in the Victorian community. While the findings demonstrate an appalingly high incidence of sexist behaviours in the community, … Continue reading

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Day 15. Embody the future

Not being a rapist isn’t enough. It isn’t enough to distinguish you from a rape-enabling culture. It isn’t enough to ensure that we create a violence-free future, a world where no one has to fear sexual violence. We all have … Continue reading

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Day 11. Give Respect

Aretha Franklin was onto something when she sang, “R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Find out what it means to me.” We don’t tend to conceptualise it that way, but respect is always personal. What it means to me, what it feels like to me, … Continue reading

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Day 10. Empathy

You don’t have to have been raped to care about the occurrence of sexual violence. You don’t have to be a rape victim in order to be shocked by the appalling prevalence of sexual violence. Nor in order to be … Continue reading

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