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31 Mar
What we know about men who buy sex

Earlier this month, ABC’s Lateline dedicated a segment to exploring Sweden’s solution to prostitution and trafficking. The ‘Nordic model’ criminalises the demand for commercial sexual exploitation, decriminalizes those exploited, and provides exit programs for individuals in prostitution who want to leave the industry. Click here to watch the video Various... Read more

26 Mar
Sexualisation linked to rise in sexual assaults and indecent assaults between children

As reported in the Daily Telegraph: Cases of children sexually ­assaulting each other have soared as kids are bombarded with inappropriate messages and images on the internet, TV and video games, experts say. The number of sex attacks reported between school ­pupils has risen sharply in the past decade because... Read more

13 Mar
An experience of online violence against women

Collective Shout activist writes on experience of online misogyny   Caitlin Roper, Campaigns Manager at Collective Shout was asked to write about her experiences of online abuse, harassment and threats by the Online Hate Prevention Institute. Her piece was published on International Women's Day.   Recently the prominent feminist Jessica Valenti confessed... Read more

10 Mar
Video: Clicking porn fuels sex trafficking #refusetoclick

"Fighting human trafficking and then watching porn is like protesting a corrupt politician and then donating to his campaign." -     Read more

12 Feb
"Domestic Violence dressed up as Erotica" - Lisa Wilkinson's review of 50 Shades of Grey

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04 Feb
Win! Floyd Mayweather's visa denied due to domestic violence convictions

It has been reported that the Australian Government has denied a visa to millionaire boxer and convicted domestic violence offender Floyd Mayweather. A petition started by Angela Burrows, a crisis worker with a domestic violence service and Collective Shout's Townsville representative had amassed over 46,000 signatures when the announcement was... Read more

21 Jan
Eatons Hill Hotel 'Puppetry of the Penis' billboard sparks complaints

It has been reported that a prominent outdoor advertisement for 'Puppetry of the Penis' at the Eatons Hill Hotel has sparked complaints from the community. Read more

29 Dec
Here's what we accomplished in 2014

It’s been a massive year of campaigning at Collective Shout this year- perhaps our best yet! As the year draws to a close, we reflect back on some of our wins and favourite memories from 2014. These successes could not have been accomplished without your participation and willingness to speak... Read more

23 Dec
"Naughty girls get more presents" Big W sexualises girls with Christmas underwear

As reported by 3AW radio: A range of Christmas-themed underwear for children at Big W has angered parents. The designs use smutty slogans such as 'Naughty girls get more presents' and 'I can get you on the naughty list'. Sunshine West mother Mariah Johanssen raised her alarm with 3AW Mornings... Read more

04 Dec
Kmart pulls Grand Theft Auto 5 from sale

Now confirmed - Kmart pulls GTA 5 from shelves.  As reported by gaming website Kotaku and ABC News: “Following a significant review of all content in Grand Theft Auto Games Kmart has taken the decision to remove this product immediately,” read a statement. ”Kmart apologises for not being closer to the content... Read more


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