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On this day 59 years ago police killed 69 people at a peaceful anti-apartheid demonstration in Sharpesville, South Africa. Six years later in 1966 the UN declared March 21st as the International Day For The Elimination Of Racial Discrimination. Continue reading
On the eve of a Federal Election, the Australian Labor Party is poised to become the first political party to be represented by 50% women, well ahead of its target of 50/50 by 2025. This success story is in large part due to the research and advocacy of EMILY’s List Australia about the importance of affirmative action strategies for nurturing women leaders. Now, bold new research to be undertaken by Stephanie Milione, the second recipient of the Julia Gillard Next Generation Internship, will investigate the experiences of women candidates from culturally diverse backgrounds to ensure that all women benefit from Labor’s gender target. Continue reading
In January I was fortunate to travel to Myanmar as adviser to an International Women’s Development Agency program which matched six Australian women Members of Parliament with six Myanmar MPs. The Program is based on the EMILY’s List Mentoring Model. Continue reading