On Friday April 29th, Senator Larissa Waters spoke with members of the Women’s House Shelta collective about funding for women’s domestic violence refuges.
Reproduction, pregnancy and abortion are seen as ‘women only issues’ and Amanda Bradley asks the very important question, ‘Why?’ in her TEDx talk. A leader in the non-for-profit and public health sector with her work for Children by Choice, Amanda examines the impact our attitudes towards reproductive health have on equality.
Saturday’s Courier Mail included a fantastic article written by Kathleen Noonan about the Women’s House bus and the important contribution it has made to the safety of women and children escaping violence.
Women’s House Shelta has begun a women’s walking group for the purpose of health and socialising (all fitness levels welcome!). We meet each Monday at 9:30 at 15 Morrisey Street, Woolloongabba and walk for about an hour. Children are welcome to attend.
Women’s House desperately needs a new bus to continue to support women and children escaping violence. As the majority of our work at Shelta entails working with families in high risk situations, it is essential that we have a safe and reliable vehicle that can accommodate large numbers of children, adults and their belongings. Please […]
Happy International Women’s Day This Saturday, March 12th, come along to the Feminist Futures Treasure Hunt, starting at 11am, Metro Arts, The Carriageway, 109 George Street, Brisbane City. And then come to our Feminist Futures Dance Party from 7:30 to 11pm, Metro Arts, The Carriageway, 109 George Street, Brisbane City. […]
Art that celebrates feminism The Women’s House Art Competition has been extended for one week- get your entries in before Friday the 16th of October! Click the link below to read more or to enter the competition: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1iUJaUPiAZYos7Fe3VbTxheYntn62xleXJKoZJJDSDhE/viewform
Invitation: Combined Women’s Refuge Group Position Paper Launch The Combined Women’s Refuge Group (CWRG) is a peak body representing the interests and concerns of the domestic and family violence refuge sector in South East Queensland. CWRG aims to provide a platform for women’s refuges to have their concerns raised and corresponding actions taken in bringing […]
We are very excited to announce our first panelist for our 40th Birthday Celebrations Panel: Dale Spender Dale Spender is a feminist, academic and campaigner with a particular interest in language and the way that it shapes our society. Best known for her pivotal work Man Made Language which points to the distinct inequalities in dialogue […]
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Women’s House is turning 40
In 1975 Queensland women came together to start the second women’s shelter in Australia – Women’s House. For four decades these and many more women fought to keep this space open for women surviving domestic and sexual violence. In November 2015 Women’s House will be celebrating the herstory of this Read more →
Thelma Plum, (daughter of Women’s House :)) is playing at the Old Museum, in Brisbane, on the 13th of July 2013 Tickets are only $12 online Read more →
Passive voices and men’s violence against women
This article by Anna Greer, while not new, is important and extremely relevant. She writes about how media reporting disappears men’s responsibility for their violence against women and reinforces the idea that women are somehow culpable in their own abuse. Have you noticed how hardly anyone is game enough to Read more →
“Gender” inequality and sexual violence
This is a great piece of research by a 2013 sociology class, about rape and inequality between the sexes. The students asked men and women what they do to protect themselves from sexual violence.. Read more →
Women, Action and the Media
Sick of Facebook removing images of women breast-feeding, while tolerating a plethora of pages condoning or promoting violence against women? Women, Action and the Media have started a campaign to try to get Facebook to remove misogynist content Read more →