Women more likely to quit council over abuse, putting gender parity at risk

Victoria leads the country on gender parity in local government, with 43.8 per cent of women councillors after the 2020 election, compared to 27 per cent in 2000. The Andrews government is aiming for 50 per cent after the election next October.

The La Trobe University study of 200 councillors from across all 79 Victorian councils, titled From online trolls to ‘Slut Shaming’: understanding the role of incivility and gender abuse in local government, examined councillors who said they did…

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Bourbiza Mohamed is an award-winning travel journalist who has been writing about her adventures around the world for over a decade. With a passion for exploring new cultures and experiencing different ways of life, Bourbiza Mohamed has traveled to over 107 countries across six continents and has documented her journeys in numerous publications. Bourbiza Mohamed writing is known for its vivid descriptions and personal anecdotes, which transport readers to the destinations she writes about. Her articles cover a wide range of topics, from off-the-beaten-path adventures to luxury travel experiences, and she has a particular interest in sustainable tourism and responsible travel. In addition to her writing, Bourbiza Mohamed is also an accomplished photographer, capturing stunning images of the people, landscapes, and wildlife she encounters on her travels. Her photos have been featured in publications such as National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and Conde Nast Traveler.

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