Cyberhate – ‘It’s not coming out of ‘the internet’, it’s coming out of us.’ Last week I had the privilege of speaking at the National Press Club on the subject of cyberhate, or online abuse. My address, ‘Cyberhate and Beyond’ was televised and can be viewed here. My speech is transcribed below. For the full […]
UPDATE: Tara will give an address on the topic of Cyberhate and Beyond at the National Press Club, August 9. The address will be televised on the ABC. UPDATE: Watch Cyberhate on ABC iView now. I have been a tad quiet on my blog lately as I’ve spent much of my time in the past 10 […]
On Friday I was honoured to be the recipient of an Edna Ryan award for making a significant contribution to feminist debate across a number of issues, for speaking out for women and children including those in war zones and in poor and developing societies and inspiring others to challenge the status quo.
Today is the International Day of the Girl Child, celebrated annually on October 11 to highlight issues concerning the gender inequality facing young girls, including child marriage. Rates of child marriage have risen sharply and in some cases doubled in Syrian refugee camps. I recently visited Syrian refugees, aid workers and gender-based violence experts in Lebanon, the country hosting the largest ratio of refugees per capita in the world, to learn more.
For the first time in my life I have filed a formal complaint with the Australian Press Council. The issue isn’t unflattering press or even a false claim. As a somewhat public figure over the years I’ve had plenty of good and bad press, and well, even some of the nasty criticism has surely been […]
As a writer, public figure, child rights and human rights advocate, social media user and parent, the issue of cyberbullying and online safety really hits home for me.