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              Kate Colvin, Policy and Communications Manager, Council to Homeless Persons.   This article originally appeared in the May 2016 edition of Parity, Australia’s only dedicated publication on homelessness and housing issues. Subscribe to Parity here  The Royal Commission report recognised the critical importance […]

What Would it Take for Women Fleeing Violence to Have ...


This International Women’s Day we’re using hard data to shatter community perceptions about homelessness. Contrary to the stereotype of the older male rough sleeper, the person mostly likely to seek help from a homeless service is a woman aged 25-34 years. Last financial year, 62% of Victorians needing homeless help were […]

IWD 2017: We won’t have true equality until women have ...



The family violence sector is great at honouring the strength and resilience of the women in our communities and works tirelessly to ensure they are safe and able to live free from violence and abuse. But when we listen to women in the sex industry, we hear a different story. […]

Guest blog: Women in the sex industry and their experience ...


Did you know that there are teenage girls in Australia who stay home from school when they’re menstruating because they can’t afford sanitary items? About a year ago, Brisbane-based personal trainer Rochelle Courtenay read an article on the Mamamia website about women experiencing homelessness who couldn’t afford to buy these […]

Share the Dignity: Young women missing school because they can’t ...