It’s our first birthday this year and we’re super excited to be continuing this journey! Join us for a drink, a boogie and get your hands on a brand spankin’ new zine. There will be limited edition GWBG merchandise on offer and all proceeds raised will go directly towards compensating our contributors, the life-blood of GWBG, for a full year and imagining a bigger and bolder platform in 2018. Last year, we inspired an audience of over 11,000 readers and with your help, we can’t wait to continue carving out a space to challenge that pesky little patriarchy!
BE. CURIOUS presents a talk all about SELF LOVE!
We have a hand picked selection of panelists who are young, inspirational, fearlessly vulnerable and unapologetic who are an embodiment of the SELF LOVE journey. Each one is driven to openly share the fundamental importance of self care.
Start the weekend early with NGV Friday Nights, including live performances by international and Australian acts, after-hours access to major summer exhibitions David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists, DJ sets in the NGV Garden, talks, food and bars.
Join moderator Deirdre Fidge and panellists Celeste Liddle, Julie Kun, Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen, and Eva Birch as they discuss the ways in which structural gender discrimination and cultural biases in the workplace and at home contribute to financial exclusion at every stage of a woman’s life.
Spread the word–this year’s International Women’s Day rally will take place WEDNESDAY, 8 MARCH 2017 at 5:30PM at PARLIAMENT HOUSE on Spring Street. #IWD2017
We value the full diversity of women and all the amazing qualities that diverse women offer.
Melbourne’s favourite chameleon of pop GEORGIA FIELDS is laying herself bare with a rare and intimate performance at the Northcote Uniting Church on Saturday 4 March. Accompanied only by her string quartet, Fields invites you to immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural acoustics of the chapel as she presents brand new ‘strings only’ arrangements of songs spanning her 10-year career.
This is the official event for the 2017 Melbourne Women in Film Festival, an event that celebrates and supports the work of women filmmakers and creatives across all disciplines in the industry, including directors, writers, producers, cinematographers, sound designers and editors.
After four years and eight issues, Filmme Fatales, the Melbourne-made zine celebrating women in film, is hitting pause on the remote and going on hiatus. But before hitting the eject button, there’s one more issue, one more launch party and one more very special film screening to get stuck into.
With its origins in the spontaneous demonstrations of Stonewall and speaking to the struggles of LGBTQIA+ peoples everywhere, Midsumma Pride March is a spectacular act of solidarity in a world where many go without rights, dignity and visibility.
Follow the 22nd Pride March as it surges through St Kilda and culminates in an afternoon of festivities at Catani Gardens.
If 2016 showed us anything, it's that the fight for Aboriginal rights is far from over. From the disgraceful human rights abuses in Don Dale, to the continuing exploitation of Indigenous labour via the Government's Community Development Program, to the ongoing fights against mining operations and nuclear dumps on Aboriginal lands - 2016 will stand as one of the most regressive years in this country's history.
Sad Grrrls Club are kicking off the new year with a party and a fundraiser for Sad Grrrls Fest 2017! Have a boogie to the soul-rock grooves of Sydney's Jackie Brown Jr, Rock out to emo-punks The Football Club and then we're capping it all off with grunge punks Thrasher Jynx. Plus we've got the Sad Grrrls Club DJs playing all your favourite 90s and 00s hits, and prizes for costumes!
The story of the Australian women doctors in the military highlights the significant advancement in attitudes and recognition of our women on active service. Hallowed Ground is a composite of first hand experiences spanning a century of women doctors in war.
This lecture given by Professor Rosi Braidotti will address the so-called ‘post-human’ turn in contemporary feminist theory in the light of three main considerations: firstly the shifting perception and understanding of ‘the human’ in the Life sciences. Secondly, the effects of globalisation as a system that functions by instilling processes of ‘timeless time’ and perverse, multiple time-lines. Thirdly, the impact of inhuman factors like wars and conflicts in contemporary governmentality and the new forms of discrimination they engender on a planetary scale. Last but not least, this lecture examines the implications of this historical context for progressive, affirmative politics in general and gender and feminist issues in particular.
“I don’t mind confusion about my gender, but I do resent cisgender people who make that confusion my problem.”
– Bani Amor, Archer Magazine #7
In this groundbreaking 'They/Theirs' edition, Archer curates stories from people who exist outside the gender binary.
F*EMS will be celebrating the launch of their 6th Issue (as well as the addition of a sneaky lil' asterisk) with an exhibition in the city!
Come along to 1000 £ Bend to check out some awesome local art, grab a copy of our Body Positivity Issue, and have a drink with some mega babes.
Exhibiting artists and more info TBC
Elena McGannon has been working in collaboration with Red My Lips, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting those suffering the impacts of sexual violence or assault.
Her portrait series of the same name aims to dismantle the myths and social constructs that perpetrate these issues. Clad in red lipstick, her subjects share their stories and thoughts on sexual violence, its impact, and the importance of compassion and solidarity.
This panel discussion brings together experts with experience in challenging the structures, cultures and practices that drive violence against women. Drawing on projects from within Australia and beyond, the panel will discuss the primary prevention of violence against women, and respond to audience questions about what is needed to create lasting social change on this vital issue.
The panel discussion will be facilitated by Dr Anastasia Powell, co-convenor of the Gendered Violence and Abuse Research Alliance (GeVARA) at RMIT University. It will be followed by light refreshments in the venue foyer.
The way that Australia treats people seeking asylum is known to cause significant physical, sexual and psychological impacts. These impacts are particularly felt by LGBTI people seeking asylum. This panel discussion will focus on why the way LGBTI people seeking asylum are treated is both a human rights issue and a gay rights issue. We will aim to raise awareness and education to bring about an understanding of how the current political attitudes in Australia towards the queer community intersects with how Australia treats queer people seeking asylum.