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New York City to add non-binary 'X' designation to birth certificates

New York City to add non-binary 'X' designation to birth certificates

New York City will allow people who don't identify as male or female to change the gender designation on their birth certificates to "X."

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Egyptian women challenge social norms by practising Parkour

Egyptian women challenge social norms by practising Parkour

A group of Egyptian climb walls and jump around in the strenuous physical discipline known as Parkour, challenging conservative social norms.

'We are used to women missing from movies': Screen Queensland CEO
Opinion
Opinion

'We are used to women missing from movies': Screen Queensland CEO

The entrenched under-representation of women in front of and behind the camera is the result of an unconscious bias stretching back to the dawn of the industry.

  • by Tracey Vieira
Report details abuse of forced marriage victims living in Australia

Report details abuse of forced marriage victims living in Australia

Victims detailed shocking instances of abuse. One girl was forced to marry a man when she was 14 having fallen pregnant to him after he raped her.

  • by Emily Baker
Teachers' views of gender under microscope in gender equity quest
ACT government

Teachers' views of gender under microscope in gender equity quest

The ACT government has commissioned a suite of research as it works to make Canberra the nation's most equitable jurisdiction.

  • by Emily Baker
The world's 10 most dangerous countries for women
India

The world's 10 most dangerous countries for women

India has been named as the world's most dangerous country for women in a survey of global experts released on Tuesday. But it is not alone.

  • by Belinda Goldsmith
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Tricked into leaving Australia and struggling to get back
Opinion
Opinion

Tricked into leaving Australia and struggling to get back

Forced marriage is a plight that affects hundreds of young women, and it only recently became a crime.

  • by Toni Hassan
In the #MeToo era, YWCA Canberra calls on ACT government to act
Sexual assault

In the #MeToo era, YWCA Canberra calls on ACT government to act

YWCA Canberra says the ACT government should bar companies with proven issues of sexual harassment from receiving territory tenders.

  • by Emily Baker
'Not about me': Minister for Women brushes aside questions about sexual harassment in Parliament House
Human rights

'Not about me': Minister for Women brushes aside questions about sexual harassment in Parliament House

Australia's sex discrimination commissioner is open to asking the Turnbull government to criminalise workplace sexual harassment.

  • by Bevan Shields & Nassim Khadem
After Eurydice, what should men do?
Crime

After Eurydice, what should men do?

I get off the train in the darkness, and see a woman. She is seemingly alone, with only her “situational awareness” for company.

  • by Konrad Marshall
From transgender activist to runway model

From transgender activist to runway model

"Walking runway has been something I didn't even think would be a possibility in my lifetime."

  • by Kate Dwyer