Author Archives: Managing Editor

Failing to lead by example: How Australian politics is facilitating a culture of violence against women

The Liberal Party of Australia’s gender problem, Ella Kuskoff argues, is more related to questions about violence against women than we might like to think. Search “women in politics” online and you will be confronted with a long list of … Continue reading

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Anna Bugge-Wicksell and Education at the Permanent Mandates Commission

As part of VIDA blog’s series on humanitarianism and internationalism, Fiona Paisley explores how Scandinavian Anna Bugge-Wicksell promoted the cause of education in Africa and the Pacific within the League of Nations. In 1921, Anna Bugge-Wicksell became the first woman appointed … Continue reading

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The power of academic activism: Using knowledge for community change

Hannah Viney reviews the Australian Women’s History Network 2018 symposium ‘The Past is a Position: History, Activism and Privilege.’ Emails checked, coffee next, then ready to think activism & history @auswhn symposium at ANU pic.twitter.com/mcU1AeS3lE — Mary Tomsic (@mary_tomsic) July … Continue reading

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Because of Her, We Can: Remembering family histories, secrets, and stories

Professor Lynette Russell reflects on how this year’s NAIDOC theme connects with personal family histories. This year’s NAIDOC celebrates Indigenous women. The mothers, grandmothers, aunties, daughters, nieces: the keepers of family, and tradition. The NAIDOC week is an exhilarating and … Continue reading

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The inspirational Pearl Gibbs: Challenging norms about Aboriginal women

Dr Stephanie Gilbert commemorates this year’s NAIDOC theme – Because of Her, We Can – by examining why Pearl Gibbs’ contributions to the fight for Aboriginal rights should be remembered by all Australians. In 2018, we turn our attention in … Continue reading

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