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International Women's Day will be marked with a variety of events in different cities across Australia, writes Kerry Smith.

2018 abortion rights protest in Argentina. Photo: Lara Va/Wikimedia Commons CC: SA 4.0

While Argentina just legalised abortion rights, it is prohibited or limited in most of Latin America, writes Tamara Pearson. For those forced to continue a pregnancy deprives them of agency, autonomy and well being.

2018 photo showing Rio Waida (left) won twice as much as Zoe Steyn

A new Australian documentary reveals the decades-long struggle that women professional surfers have had to go through to win equality in the sport. It is a powerful story, writes Barry Healy, and often not pleasant.  

Janet Parker reports that the 30th annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March was held in Perth.

Demonstrations in Poland to defend abortion rights have become a catalyst for people’s anger at the ultraconservative government. Dagmara Zawistowska-Toczek speaks about this new movement.

Mary Merkenich writes that the long-standing sexist practice of covering up bad behaviour enables it to continue.

Denied jobs at Wollongong’s steelworks, working-class migrant women refused to accept discrimination. They began a campaign for the right to work that lasted for 14 years. Women of Steel tells their story, writes Kerry Smith

Few would know about the Women's Embassy outside Old Parliament House in Canberra which helped put the campaign for reproductive rights on the political agenda in Australia. Coral Wynter reports.

Supporters of the Rojava Revoluton in north and east Syria will commemorate the seventh anniversary of World Kobane Day on November 1, writes Peter Boyle.

Markela Panegyres uncovers some of the history of the Hyde Park Barracks, a former convict dormitory and Female Immigration Depot.

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