Why these Australian women’s rights activists are continuing to fight for equality

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A lot has changed since International Women’s Day began more than a century ago – but there’s more to be done. Here, a human rights advocate, an abuse survivor, and a sex worker share their stories.

  • Maani Truu
  • SBS

The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911, with more than a million people across Europe demanding women be given the right to vote and hold public office.

Now, 108 years later, the world is a very different place. We still mark International Women’s Day on 8 March, but instead of the right to vote and hold office, Australian women are demanding an end to gendered violence, a…

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