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ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

ACON add voice to #BreakTheBias this International Women’s Day

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2022, ACON is calling all community members to celebrate the achievements of LGBTQ women, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality. Observed annually on 8 March, International Women’s Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of all women and calls for […]

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On This Gay Day: In 2012 local activist Isabelle Lake passed away

Remembering Isabelle Lake Isabelle Lake is remembered for her passionate advocacy for the rights of transgender people in Western Australia. Following her death at the age of just 21 she became the first transgender woman to be inducted in the WA Women’s Hall of Fame. Lake, an LGBT activist, passed away on 28th February 2012 […]

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Review | ‘Miss Marx’ marks International Women’s Day in cinemas

Review | ‘Miss Marx’ marks International Women’s Day in cinemas

Miss Marx | Dir: Susanna Nicchiarelli | ★ ★ ★ ★  Eleanor Marx was the closest confidant to her father Karl Marx, becoming his secretary at the age of sixteen and travelling around the world with him to socialist conferences. The film opens with Eleanor (Romola Garai) delivering the eulogy at Karl’s funeral in 1883 where he […]

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Fourteen amazing women added to WA’s Hall of Fame

Fourteen amazing women added to WA’s Hall of Fame

Fourteen amazing women have been honoured today with their names being added to the state’s Women’s Hall of Fame.  This year’s honourees come from a wide variety of backgrounds and includes many women who have contributed to regional and rural Western Australia. The recipients were nominated in a range of categories including Community, Business, Health, […]

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Who should be added to the International Women’s Day ‘Hall of Fame’?

Who should be added to the International Women’s Day ‘Hall of Fame’?

International Women’s Day as a global event began in 1997, and ever since March 8th has marked the achievements of women around the globe. While the United Nation’s locked the date in place in the late ’70s, the origins of International Women’s Day can be traced back to the work Clara Zetkin in 1910. Zetkin, […]

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International Women’s Day | Refusing To Exist Quietly by Maddie Godfrey

Refusing To Exist Quietly    I am from a community of women who refuse to wilt like dying flowers, who braid ropes from their body hair and use it to pull each other up   I am from a community of women who rise with the resilience of their thighs   Thighs that are strong […]

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RTRFM’s all female line up for International Women’s Day

RTRFM’s all female line up for International Women’s Day

To celebrate International Women’s Day every interview, every song and every presenter appearing on RTRFM today is female. With a history that spans more than 100 years, International Women’s Day celebrates the achievements of women everywhere and acknowledges and protests against continuing disparities in every aspect of society. RTRFM’s 24-hour IWD programming block features exclusively […]

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International Women’s Day seek ‘Hall of Fame’ suggestions

International Women’s Day seek ‘Hall of Fame’ suggestions

International Women’s Day as a global event began in 1997, and ever since March 8th has marked the achievements of women around the globe. While the United Nation’s locked the date in place in the late ’70s, the origins of International Women’s Day can be traced back to the work Clara Zetkin in 1910. Zetkin, […]

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RTRFM celebrates International Women’s Day

RTRFM celebrates International Women’s Day

Local community radio station RTRFM is celebrating international Women’s Day by rolling our programming where every interview, every song – and even every presenter is a woman. The celebrations kicked off at 1am this morning with ‘Up Late’ presenter Taylah Strano, at 4am ‘Snooze Button’ took over with Leona Devaz at the microphone. The two presenters created an […]

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Senator Cash Please Explain Why You’re Not a Feminist

Senator Cash Please Explain Why You’re Not a Feminist

OPINION Western Australia’s Michaelia Cash, Australia’s Minister Assisting the Prime Minister to be the Minister for Women has declared that she’s not a feminist. Speaking to the Sydney Morning Herald ahead of today’s International Women’s Day celebrations the Liberal MP says while she’s for gender equality she doesn’t see herself as a feminist. Isn’t equality […]

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