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Call us from Australia on (03) 7066 5421, and for international, call +61 3 7066 5421, and leave us a short voicemail (between 20 seconds and 3 minutes). Read more below and make sure to read the full terms and conditions before calling!
We’re currently in the process of creating fun, engaging and transformative learning experiences to inspire, educate and connect the next generation of feminist leaders - and we need your help!
We’re partnering with Go1 - the world’s largest transformational learning hub - to build a Gender Equality Foundations course to support learners in better understanding gender, and gender inequality, while giving them the tools to take action to drive social change and create more inclusive environments, including workplaces, built on a culture of respect and belonging.
As part of the course, we’re capturing, weaving, and sharing, a range of diverse ideas, perspectives and stories curated into audioscapes. These audioscapes will invite the listener to consider others’ lived experiences and think critically about the structures and systems we exist within.
We believe in the power of storytelling to build empathy and catalyse action. If you have an idea, perspective or story to share, we would love to hear it.
How can you contribute?
For those in Australia call (03) 7066 5421, and for international, call +61 3 7066 5421, and leave us a short voicemail (between 20 seconds and 3 minutes) - in response to one of the following prompts:
1. What is self-care?
E.g. When and how did you first come to realise the importance of self-care? What does it mean to you? How do you practise it in your daily life? How does it help you befriend discomfort and stay in the conversation? What practices have helped you learn more about self-care and your body? Where does this knowledge come from? How can we honour this?
2. What is gender?
E.g Were you ever expected to conform to a gender role that didn’t fit? Were you ever formally taught the difference between sex and gender? If not, how did you learn it? How have gender norms impacted your daily life, when you were younger and today?
3. What is the impact of gender inequality?
E.g How old were you when you first began to notice gender inequality in your daily life? Were there key moments, big or small, that contributed to your awareness of wider patterns and structures of gender inequality? What were they? Has your understanding of gender inequality changed over time?
4. What does gender equality and feminism mean to you?
E.g How did you come to discover feminism? What has it contributed to your life? Who are your favourite feminists? What are some feminist principles you stand by, and how do you model these in your everyday life?
5. What does it mean to take action against gender injustice?
E.g Tell us about a time when you took action - big or small - against gender inequality or injustice? What happened? How did you feel? Has there ever been a time when someone stood up for you? What did they do? What impact did this have on you?
6. What's your vision for a feminist future?
E.g What change would you like to see in the next generation, in order to achieve and equal and safe future for all? Do you believe that change is possible? Why, or why not? How can we stay accountable to make change happen?
Want to send in a voice recording a different way?
If voicemails aren’t your thing, feel free to record a voice memo on your phone and send to email@example.com
How will it be used?
After the story sourcing campaign is closed, your contribution will be reviewed by the team. The full recording, or part of it, may be edited together with others, to form an audioscape that takes learners on a journey as part of their learning experience in the Gender Equality Foundations course, and/or other related courses. It may also be used in marketing materials for the course and related courses.
Your contribution will be de-identified and remain anonymous at all times.
What else should you know?
- You are able to decide what you share and in what way. Your participation is completely voluntary and we encourage you to only share thoughts and stories you feel comfortable and confident sharing - in the communication style that feels best for you.
- You can change your mind at any point. If, after sharing, you decide you no longer wish to have your story included (or you’d to re-record your message), please email firstname.lastname@example.org before COB 9 February 2022.
- If at any point, you feel you would like to access support services, please find a list of services here.
By leaving us a voicemail, or sending us a voice memo, you understand that:
- Your contribution may be edited and shared as part of The Equality Institute’s paid and free e-learning courses as well as related marketing materials.
- Your name, number or any identifying information will be removed.
- Your contribution and any data will be housed on a private server and under no circumstances shared with third parties beyond those involved in the production of the e-learning courses.
Further Terms and Conditions to be aware of:
- The voicemail number is an Australian landline number. Calls to the voicemail will be charged by minute according to your provider and plan - either as a domestic call within Australia or as an international call using the +61 number from overseas.
- If at any point, you feel you would like to access support services, please reach out to your local helpline.
The national helpline in Australia is 1800RESPECT. For resources in the Northern Territory please visit nt.gov.au/wellbeing/hospitals-health-services/sexual-assault-referral-centres
We are so excited to launch this story sourcing campaign - and to feature your voices as part of this transformative approach to learning. You are part of a community of diverse change makers leading social transformation - toward a more equitable and inclusive tomorrow.
We deeply value and honour all perspectives, thoughts and stories that continue to be told as part of our collective efforts to advance gender equality and prevent violence against women and girls. Thank you for being part of this movement.
If you have any questions, or would like further information, contact us at email@example.com