Monica Davidson

In 2015, Monica Davidson’s thesis, Climbing the Celluloid Ladder, raised the issue of gender equality in the flm and  television industry, which had been dormant for years. Many  in the industry believed the issue had been dealt with in the 70s, 80s and 90s, and no longer needed priority. Monica’s research revealed a vastly different story, including that only 16% of feature flms were directed by a woman.  

Jan Breckenridge

Jan Breckenridge has spent her long career concerned  with the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault on women and children. Her approach has been via research, in academia, books and publications, and teaching and training.

In 1992 she co-authored a book on rape and child sexual assault, Crimes of Violence. Since 2005 she has taught  specialist courses at School of Social Sciences at UNSW  relating to domestic violence and trauma.

Dorothy McCrae-McMahon

Dorothy McRae-McMahon has been a feminist trailblazer since the 1970s, in women’s liberation, in human rights, in anti-apartheid, against the Vietnam War and, most disturbingly for conservative society, in religious and spiritual matters.


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