Threat to racial discrimination law is a threat to sex discrimination law too

By Fran Hayes Recent weeks have seen a fierce community debate over the extent to which certain types of racist behaviour should be prohibited under Australian anti-discrimination laws. Specifically, the Abbott Government is proposing to amend Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to remove prohibition of certain negative behaviours targeting people because of … Continue reading

Extremist activity: a feminist argues for religious discrimination laws in NSW

It may seem strange timing to argue for anti-discrimination laws to protect Muslims in NSW. The memory of Sydney’s Hyde Park protests lingers, and the debate is still going over how and why these violent clashes happened, what a response looks like. Now that the initial flames have cooled to red coals, I think this … Continue reading

Words from IWD: Elizabeth Mora

Elizabeth Mora spoke at the Sydney IWD picnic this year. She has kindly agreed to share her speech here for anyone who missed it or wants to enjoy it again. You can check out another speech from the day here. The artwork in the featured image is also an Elizabeth Mora original. Good Morning everyone, … Continue reading

Sydney Action for Juárez

Guest post by Sydney Action for Juarez and featured photo by Micaela Rios Meza. Sydney Action for Juarez (SAfJ) was formed in late 2009 to alert Australians to the brutal crime of femicide or woman-killing. Join our facebook group here. Ciudad Juárez on the USA-Mexico border is a lawless place where hundreds of young women … Continue reading