Wom*n’s Officers Report – Week 4, Sem 2, 2019

Write for Us:

ENID is an online female-focused journalistic platform for university students that combines resources, creative material, entrepreneurial information and much more! If you have something you want to share (opinion pieces, poems, dances, speeches etc…) please get into contact with us by either emailing womens.officers@src.usyd.edu.au or direct Facebook messaging the USYD Women 2019 page. You can also visit https://enidnetwork.com/ and check out the resources and pieces we already have to offer!

ENID Videos:

According to a recent ABC report, 78% of Australian women are dissatisfied with their appearances. Women of all ages, particularly young women, struggle with their body image, sense of self and identities. USYD Women collaborated with three gorgeous USYD girls, Cady, Taseenn, Serena, to film a short video about female confidence and body positivity to encourage more women to accept their bodies and love who they are. Go to our FB page to check it out (USYD Women).

Sanitary Item Project:

Free sanitary items are now accessible on main campus at the SRC front office (Wentworth Building), in the Manning House Wom*n’s Room (which thanks to the USU has just been newly refurbished) and in the Courtyard bathrooms. Cumberland campus also had their free sanitary item box delivered.

Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill:

The 8th of August 2019 marked a historic moment for women’s reproductive rights in NSW, with the passage of the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 in the NSW lower house. Abortion has been criminalised in NSW for 119 years under sections 82 to 84 of the Crimes Act 1900. On the 21st of August the Bill also passed a vote in the NSW Upper House (26 votes to 15). In mid-September motions to amend the Bill will be heard and voted on. A poll released on Tuesday this week also shows that 71% of voters support removing abortion from the Criminal Code as this is consistent with polls conducted over the past three decades. If you wish to learn more or get involved, more information can be accessed on the NSW Pro-Choice Alliance Webpage: nswprochoicealliance.org.au