Lots of news to get through since our last Round-up, so make yourself comfortable for some catch-up reading…
Click here to read Minister Ellis’ speech at the recent Australian Local Government Women’s Association 60th Anniversary Dinner
Making the news nationally this week:
- The Australian reports on other issues influencing the equal pay test case
- Professor Spencer Zifcak analyses the Victorian government’s review of the state’s Charter of Rights and Responsibilities in the SMH
- The Herald Sun reports on the right time to have a baby
More news on the “”Slutwalks”” in Australia:
- Bad weather for the Sydney protest didn’t dull the movement’s message.
- The Adelaide Slutwalk was another success with hundreds attending.
- Funding announced for WA breast cancer program
- The first United Nations resolution in history affirming the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered people was recently passed.
- A new gene test is being hailed by specialists in the UK as a breakthrough in breast cancer diagnosis.
- The Guardian reports on sex selection technology creating huge gender imbalances in developing nations, republished by the IPPF.
- The first comprehensive, community-based research study of the prevalence of Gender Based Violence in South Africa, Botswana and Mauritius was recently announced.
A few Conferences to put in your diaries as well:
- A national two and a half day conference titled United Against Domestic Violence: Engaging All Men In Prevention will be held in Mount Gambier Wednesday 13 July through to Friday 15 July 2011 in Mount Gambier at the Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre. Click here for more info & registration.
- Sisters Inside will be holding the Is Prison Obsolete 2011 Conference at the Citigate Central Hotel, Sydney on the 10th, 11th & 12th August 2011. Register online for special discounts.