Category: <span>Social Justice</span>

Whitewash on the Box: How a Lack of Diversity on Australian Television Damages Us All

Whitewash on the Box: How a Lack of Diversity on Australian Television Damages Us All

Australia prides itself on being a successful multicultural society. Yet Australian television does not reflect the make-up of the wider community. This in turn means many stories of multicultural Australians remain untold. An analysis by Deakin University, to be launched today, shows Australian television news and current affairs programs across all channels are overwhelmingly curated,...

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

In an Australian First, Victorian Government Schools to Provide Free Pads and Tampons

Every government school in Victoria will now provide students free pads and tampons in a bid to to reduce shame and embarrassment around periods for girls and ease the cost of living on families. An Australian first, the $20.7 million initiative will be rolled out to more than 1500 government schools across Victoria. The menstrual...

Ending the Culture of Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Ending the Culture of Silence on Sexual Harassment and Assault

Manila, Philippines: In June, high numbers of sexual harassment cases began to surface at a string of schools across Metro Manila after a former student at Miriam College High School shared her story of how her Grade 11 teacher had admitted to having inappropriate fantasies about his students with her. Emboldened by this display of...

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

Toppling Historical Statues and Retrospective Morality: Just How Far Can We Go?

2020 has been the year of unimaginable upheavals in practically every sphere of human life. For one, extant coronavirus pandemic has challenged life as we know while questioning the very fiber of modern day capitalism and shaking the core of our global economy. Human relationships, workplace politics, governments and everything else in between has been...

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

Why Addressing Racial Injustice is Imperative in the Climate Change and Sustainability Movements

The climate crisis is one of the biggest challenges facing humanity in modern times. Some people find this hard to believe though because in day-to-day life, the climate concern does not translate into an immediate worry. Put differently, when you consider that so far, no city has been swallowed by water or any of the...

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

Juneteenth: 8 Powerful Quotes to Mark Freedom Day

A couple of years into the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, declaring “that all persons held as slaves” in the states engaged in rebellion against the Union “shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free.” Two years after the proclamation, the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, was...

9 Tips Teachers Can Use When Talking About Racism

9 Tips Teachers Can Use When Talking About Racism

As Black Lives Matter protests rage across the world, many of us are motivated to learn more about racism, and talk to our students and children in ways that can facilitate change. Education is a powerful tool for creating change. So, it’s important teachers don’t shy away from difficult conversations in the classroom, even if...

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

10 Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following If You Want to Listen to Indigenous Australians and Learn

Three in every four Australians hold a negative view about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, according to stark new research this week. As ANU researcher Siddharth Shirodkar explained, these views can lead to widespread racism. This study presents stark evidence of the solid invisible barrier that Indigenous people face in society. But the data...