Let's Talk About Fatherhood

In celebration of Father’s Day, we interviewed four dads about their experiences – what they’ve learnt, how they’re navigating those barriers and how we can support dads to be more open and involved in their child’s upbringing.

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Emma Fulu
Making Way for Pride in Timor-Leste

At 4:30pm on Friday 20th July, a flock of doves was released into the warm afternoon sky, as nuns’ white habits billowed in tune with the rainbow flags around them, and a prayer officially launched Pride Timor-Leste 2018. It was no coincidence that one of the hashtags for the event was #MarsaBaDiversidade, or, March for Diversity.

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Emma Fulu
The EQI's Guide to Being an Ally this NAIDOC Week and Beyond

NAIDOC Week is first and foremost for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Non-indigenous people are encouraged to contribute to the celebration that is NAIDOC through participating respectfully and with awareness, in events that are open to all. Good allyship requires action, and it also means recognising when to take a step back and accept that you are not always invited into a space. With NAIDOC Week taking place, it’s a great time to reflect on how to be a good ally, so we’ve put together some ideas for support and action during NAIDOC Week and beyond.

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Emma Fulu
THE EQI's NAIDOC Week Event Guide

NAIDOC Week, which celebrates the culture, history, spirit and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, takes place each year in July, and this year’s theme is: Because of her, we can, celebrating '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.' You’ll find lots of wonderful events taking place across Australia in recognition of NAIDOC week. Here in Melbourne, to help you discover what’s on and how to participate, we’ve put together a downloadable interactive map, which you can view online or in Adobe Acrobat.

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