Seeking refuge: Stories of refugee women

Seeking asylum is a human right. No matter our differences, all people deserve to live safely, free from violence and harm. In Australian media, and disappointingly from the mouths of politicians, language and certain words are used to dehumanise refugees. In response to this, her words shares the rarely heard perspectives of four women - Ayan Shirwa, Fadak Alfayadh, Akuol Garang and Nayran Tabiei.

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Where do I belong? Am I here or am I there? Akuol Garang on seeking refuge in Australia

More than twenty years ago, Akuol Garang’s family fled Sudan to escape the war and made the long walk to Ethiopia. That walk took them about a month, and at the time, Akuol's mother was nine months pregnant with her. She gave birth during that walk, and they then safely made it to Kenya where Akuol spent the first eleven years of her life growing up in a refugee camp.

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Let's talk about sex.

There are endless stereotypes and labels that women face when it comes to sex and sexuality. We spoke to Vanessa Muradian (founder of Mia Muse), Jax Jacki Brown (disability and LGBTI/queer rights activist), Celeste Mountjoy (artist - filthyratbag) and Koraly Dimitriadis (poet and writer) about their experiences with sex and sexuality to try and unpack these labels and learn how to own our sexuality and our whole, imperfect selves.

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Everyday Sexism: 'You're too aggressive, too passionate, too blunt, too emotional'

Everyday sexism and gender inequality shapes the lives of women and girls in Australia. We spoke to four women - Sasha Sarago, Matilda Ridgway, Nabila Farhat and Sonya Krzywoszyja - about their experiences as women growing up and living in Australia. They share their stories facing hypocritical labels, dealing with sexism and how they've found their voice despite the backlash.

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