The recent bushfires in Australia were met with an outpouring of support worldwide. This is unsurprising, given Australia's natural beauty and its willingness to help when regional partners experience natural disasters.
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Women employed in international organisations engaged in peacebuilding find it difficult to return to work once they become mothers. The marginalisation of those with caring responsibilities has a direct negative impact on the type of security and justice being built in conflict-affected environments.
Scotland, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, and Botswana are all ahead of Australia when it comes to supporting “period dignity.” But efforts are being made at a grassroots level to reduce and remove the barriers faced by Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian women and girls in remote communities.