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Australia’S Convict Women

Tough Mothers, Nobody's Slave

Deborah Swiss | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8, it's an opportunity to take action and end the human trafficking that still exists today.

One Woman's Guide to Changing the World

Deborah Swiss | Posted 05.07.2013 | Women
Deborah Swiss

Elizabeth Fry challenged her nation's moral compass. Understanding that poverty is neither a choice nor a crime, she tirelessly worked to educate women in low-paid jobs, in workhouses, in halfway houses and in prisons.

Strong Shelias: I'll Take a Tall, Leggy Blonde Please

Deborah Swiss | Posted 09.05.2012 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

The Female Factory is sometimes misunderstood by visitors who stop for a quick, unguided look-see. One reviewer wrote: "Not much to look at, just a bunch of stone walls." What's so special about the jumble of old gray rocks along the Hobart rivulet?