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Education empowerment is a movement that aims to empower women and girls with education, assisting them to get employment, become financially independent, and to get involved in decision-making. In Fiji, only 9% of women are in the parliament. Many programs have the aim of encouraging more women to participate in…

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Vanuatu’s legal pluralism, a term which describes a jurisdiction with more than one operating judicial system. The justice system in Vanuatu has been called a “bird that flies with two wings’, requiring both to stay in flight (Forsyth 2009). One wing is the ‘kastom’, or customary justice system, rooted in…

We often hear people say things like ‘boys will be boys’ or ‘women love to gossip’. However, not all boys act the same, and not all women love to gossip. It is true that we see in our lives that many men act in similar ways to each other, and…

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Footscray Market is a large indoor market selling a wide range of products from around the world. People from many cultures come for things that can’t be found so easily in Melbourne: pig’s ears, plantain, cassava, lotus flower. Speaking to vendors, I find out they are immigrants from Greece, Italy…

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Introduction:

The International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) is a non-profit, Melbourne-based organisation, and Australia’s only development organisation that focuses entirely on gender equality. Their aim is to progress women’s rights, and their primary service is sourcing funds and financially resourcing diverse women’s organisations, mainly in Asia and the Pacific. They…

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David Wallace Wells lays out an alarming vision of the world we live in; one which is closer to the edge of dramatic and disastrous change than we think. The wellbeing of humanity is threatened by rising temperatures, and Wells details the multitudes of effects this will have: not only…

Stephanie Ephraim Lekal

Ni-Vanuatu feminist who loves writing and photography.

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