International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide on 8 March. The 2019 theme, More Powerful Together, recognises the important role we all play in breaking down stereotypes to create a world where women and girls everywhere have equal rights and opportunities. In today's blog, Wavelength’s Director Claire Ponsford reflects not only on how far we’ve come but also how far we all still have to go to breakdown stereotypes and achieve gender parity.
Our two Wavelength UNSW Medical School scholarship recipients from last year share their stories with us…
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. 48 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each day. We talk to Dr Nipu Jayatilleke about why she chose to work as a Breast Surgeon and the advocacy she takes part in to help improve the number of women affected by this terrible disease.
With an alarming 65,000 suicide attempts made in Australia each year, action is needed. Challenging the misconceptions associated with suicide is essential to ensure people can ask for and give help without discrimination. We talk to one of Wavelength’s Psychiatrists this RUOK day for some ideas on how to offer help to someone you are worried about.
This week is NAIDOC week (National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee). The theme this year - Because of her, we can! - celebrates the essential role that women have played, and continue to play, as active and significant role models at the community, local, state and national levels.