On the Record: On Gender

On the Record is MIDPA’s freshest segment, combining the art of photography with the practice of development. Following the methodology of photovoice, we ask participants to capture an image on a topic they are passionate about, and then add their voice to these images. The consequent interview adds context to the images, encouraging debate and reflection. In honour of International Women’s Day, our Content Editor, Feli Bran, kicks off this segment with her reflections on gender, beauty, and representation. Q. … Read more…

Think Outside The Box

Imagine you meet a new person – the first information you would share would probably be nationality, occupation, educational background, current living situation and interests or hobbies. Meanwhile, you will probably be silently judging their appearance (whether it is gender, skin color, age) and forming your own opinions. It would only take you a couple of questions to figure out their sexual orientation and religious beliefs. Without being conscious about it, you categorise. You automatically … Read more…

Get Inspired by Amnesty International

In lieu of the United Nations International Day for Zero Discrimination, our editorial team attended a talk about Marriage Equality arranged by Amnesty International Monash Caulfield (AIMC). For all those of you who might have missed it, Amnesty International is currently campaigning for equal rights to marriage in Australia. As stated on their website “All of us have a right to be free from discrimination. That includes discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation”. This … Read more…