Phoebe Saintilan

While young women are strong advocates for change, young men are lagging behind

News, Published July 7, 2022
An alarming new survey, gathering data from twenty nations and published by the UN Women’s Unstereotype Alliance has found that antiquated views of gender have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic – and that young men are the ones who are lagging behind.

Australian Election Series: Allegra Spender and Zoe Daniel

Opinion, Published May 9, 2022
HD: Our first question is somewhat of a loaded question, but John Howard recently called teal independents ‘anti-Liberal groupies.’ I was wondering how comments like these from a former Prime...

Aluel Atem: Driving and riding as female in South Sudan

Opinion, Published December 14, 2021
Aluel M.B Atem is a Development Economist who has a keen interest in Gender and Conflict Transformation. She hosts Gender Talk 211 - an African-Feminist platform where South Sudanese explore and share resources, knowledge, experiences and skills that facilitate conversations on Gender. She co-founded Crown the Woman-South Sudan and currently sits on the Ceasefire and Transitional Security Arrangements Monitoring and Verification Mechanism Board as the South Sudan Women’s Coalition for Peace Representative.

Catherine Harry on the new wave of feminists in Cambodia and fighting problematic stereotypes

Opinion, Published October 5, 2021
Catherine Harry is a feminist vlogger and founder at A Dose of Cath, a channel that focuses on sex education, gender equality and cultural issues from a feminist perspective. Catherine was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2018 and shortlisted as one of Women of the Future Asia 2019. She has been working to raise awareness on feminism and empower women to further the feminist movement.

Bushra Al Fusail on starting a women-led movement in Yemen

Opinion, Published September 16, 2021
Bushra Al-Fusail is a Yemeni artist and human rights activist who led a major women-led cycling campaign in Yemen. The #BikesForYemen campaign called on women to ride their bikes in Yemen's capital to protest against both the Saudi-led coalition's blockage and the marginalisation of women in Yemen.

In my shoes: My intersectionality, my experiences, my journey

Opinion, Published September 14, 2021
Harpreet Kaur Dhillon is a community organiser and student, currently studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Gender Studies and Criminology.

Douce Namwezi N'Ibamba on being a leading female journalist in the Democratic Republic of Congo and founding the first women’s radio station

Opinion, Published September 5, 2021
Douce Namwezi N'Ibamba is a multimedia journalist and founder of Uwezo Afrika Initiative (, a non profit initiative promoting women's empowerment through journalism, job training and social entrepreneurship. Douce started producing radio at the age of 16 when she joined the Women Media Association (AFEM) in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Taya Olman on empowering Aboriginal girls and women in remote communities

Opinion, Published September 3, 2021
Proud Wilman Noongar woman, Taya Olman, is a Program Assistant for Shooting Stars, an education engagement program that empowers Aboriginal girls and women in regional and remote communities to make informed choices about their education and employment journey.

Pari Ibrahim on the plight of Yezidi women and the establishment of the Free Yezidi Foundation

Opinion, Published August 24, 2021
Pari Ibrahim is the Founder and Executive Director of the Free Yezidi Foundation (FYF). She is a Yezidi woman originally from Iraq. Ms. Ibrahim fled Iraq with her family in 1991 during the Saddam Hussein regime, eventually settling in the Netherlands. Ms. Ibrahim created the Free Yezidi Foundation to provide support for Yezidi survivors in the aftermath of the Yezidi Genocide perpetrated by ISIS. Donate today.

Tarana Rahimi on celebrating the women of Afghanistan and leading the Afghan Women Strong network

Opinion, Published August 18, 2021
Afghan Women Strong (AWS) was launched in 2020 with a mission to build a platform highlighting accomplishments made by women in Afghanistan. AWS is led by Tarana Rahimi, a University of Toronto graduate from Public Law Studies and Political Science with a special focus on Women’s and Human Rights issues. Follow AWS on Facebook and Instagram.

EXCLUSIVE: In conversation with the team behind Khabar Lahariya

Opinion, Published July 25, 2021
What led to the establishment of Khabar Lahariya? Khabar Lahariya was started because of three primary reasons: To produce content that’s local and independent: Local stories from the rural...

Amna Nasir on the Aurat March and the demands of women in Pakistan

Opinion, Published July 21, 2021
Amna is a journalist and researcher from Pakistan, currently living in Sydney. She is a recent
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