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Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Tue 20 Aug 2013

This course will look at gender relations, guns, violence, war and peace. The links between these issues are as relevant as ever in the context of increasing militarization in the Asia Pacific, the persistence of the nuclear threat, the proliferations of guns, the prevalence of rape as a key aspect of warfare, and the Australian government&rsquo ...

War and Peace in Syria: Where to now?

Thu 09 Jun 2016

The recent breakdown of the cessation of hostilities in Syria has potentially ushered in a new and even darker phase of the Syrian civil war. The increase in aerial assaults on Aleppo and other rebel-held areas over the last few weeks has led many to speculate that the regime of Bashar al-Assad is manoeuvring for an end-game. But is this the cas ...

The past is present: history, culture and conflict

Thu 22 Sep 2016

Historians play a crucial role in shaping the way you understand conflicts as diverse as frontier violence in Victoria, genocide in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and the feminist struggle in East Timor. Far from being passive observers of conflict, historians play an active role in cultural struggles, and in recent decades have become embroiled in the ...

Challenging weapons, war, and violence: from local to global

Tue 20 Sep 2016

For 100 years, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom has been promoting a vision of feminist peace by challenging militarism and patriarchy. At this event, Ray Acheson, director of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) disarmament program, will talk about ...

Beyond 'revenge porn': Responding to image-based abuse in a digital era

Thu 07 Sep 2017

Revenge porn is a media-generated term that is used to refer to the non-consensual sharing of intimate images by jilted ex-lovers on social media or via mobile phones.

While this term has been instrumental in raising attention to new forms of technology-facilitated abuse, many reject the term as being overly narrow and misleading. Incr ...

Challenging weapons, war, and violence: from local to global

Challenging weapons, war, and violence: from local to global

Tue 20 Sep 2016

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Under the Gun: Small arms, the arms trade and violence against women

Tue 27 Aug 2013

Today, there are 900 million guns in circulation in the world. Of these, 75% are in the hands of individuals -most of whom are men. Currently all countries in the world import small arms, and many manufacture them, including Australia. Given that Australia now has the same level of gun ownership as it did at the time of the Port Arthur Massacre, ha ...

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

Women and War: The role of gender in political violence

Tue 20 Aug 2013

Free Winter Film Course

Post-911 and Representations of Screen Violence

Tue 21 Jun 2011

Taxi to the Dark Side 2007 (Dir. Alex Gibney)

Gender Wars: The Military, Guns & Women

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Why radio and new media are the forefront of the women’s revolution

Wed 09 Oct 2013

Though the mainstream media largely ignores the voices, stories and concerns of women, feminists and their allies have shunned these tired old mediums and looked instead to community radio and online spaces to get their message out. In an age of crumbling traditional media empires, the proliferation of new independent medias has become a site of gr ...

The past is present: history, culture and conflict

In women’s words: Gender, memory, and violence in Timor-Leste

Thu 13 Oct 2016

All creatures great and small: animals and us

What is the connection between the oppressions of women and animals?

Tue 05 Feb 2013

A critical look at the intersection of violence against women and animal abuse in the context of family violence and animal use in general.**Ada Conroy has worked in the family violence sector for over 12 years.

The past is present: history, culture and conflict

Race, violence and settlement in the Port Phillip District

Thu 22 Sep 2016