#WOTY2015

Gillian Triggs opens up about 'ham-fisted' behaviour of Abbott government

Gillian Triggs: "It's been a difficult year, probably the most difficult year of my professional life, or even personal ...

Josephine Tovey   "It's been a difficult year, probably the most difficult year of my professional life, or even personal life for that matter."

Professor Gillian Triggs named Daily Life Woman of the Year for 2015

Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Human Rights Commission, in her Sydney office.

Jenny Noyes   Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs has been named the 2015 Woman of the Year by Daily Life, Fairfax Media's leading website for Australian women.

Intersectional feminism

Feminism needs to do more to include women of colour

Ruby Hamnad: "As a teenager, I yearned only for freedom and to be 'western', to live and speak like everyone else."

Ruby Hamad   As feminism marches on we must not leave women of colour behind, writes Ruby Hamad.

The women who have fought gloriously against pushbacks

Members of the group Sexual Violence Won't Be Silenced campaigned for charges against Zane Alchin.

Clementine Ford   Australian feminists who have shown "women can do anything and we can beat the world."

Shen Narayanasamy

Where does Australia stand on human rights after 2015?

Shen Narayanasamy, executive director of No Business In Abuse, at a rally to protest Transfield and human rights ...

Shen Narayanasamy   Human rights lawyer and anti-mandatory detention campaigner Shen Narayanasamy on the year's biggest wins and losses for Australia's human rights record.

Getting better

LGBTI advocates on how to make things better in 2016

Allowing gay marriage will be wonderful for those wanting to get married. But it will also be good for those that don't.

Amy Middleton   We asked lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people what (and who) frustrated and inspired them in 2015, and how things can get better next year.

What jobs should you pick if you are looking for equal pay?

What jobs should you pick if you are looking for equal pay?

Jenna Price   Because some professions are more equal than others.

DV with disability

We need to prioritise women with disability in domestic violence discussions

Despite significantly higher rates of all types of violence, most of the focus on violence prevention continues to leave ...

Moo Baulch and Jess Cadwallader   It's the too-often-forgotten part of the conversation when we talk about violence against women - but women with disability are in dire need of attention.

Penny Wong

Penny Wong: A letter to the time I changed my mind

Senator Penny Wong.

Penny Wong   "This should be two letters: one to encourage, to inspire and to reassure; the other to scream and yell, and to dissuade." Penny Wong reflects on her decision to enter politics.

We need to teach young girls to say 'no'

Sarah Ferguson agrees: "If I've learned anything [after Hitting Home], I've learned we don't blame women for what other ...

Jenna Price   Young women and girls are taught to put relationships and nurturing above everything, this is why it has to stop.

WOTY 2015 finalists

Daily Life Women of the Year 2015 finalists announced

Daily Life Women of the year 2015 finalists announced

The women who made a difference, inspired us and earned your vote this year.

Sarah Ferguson: What six months on the frontline of family violence has taught me

Sarah Ferguson

Jenna Price   "Once you understand control is the precursor to family violence. You stop asking questions in the same way."

Why it's so important to close the superannuation gender gap

"The economic security of women in retirement is important and action needs to be taken to protect it."

Joyce Phillips   Joyce Phillips: "Equality can mean many things. To some it means fairness, balance or even justice. To me, it means opportunity."

Are things improving for family violence frontline services?

"There are a number of significant challenges. There are still many stories that aren't being told," writes Moo Baulch.

Jenna Price   How much does the Turnbull government's goodwill translate to funding for anti-domestic violence services?

Rejecting a man's advances with 'I'm sorry, I have a boyfriend'

Last week, an 'entertainer' going by the name of SoFlo shared a video created by two young men named Moe Bradberry & ...

Clementine Ford   A viral video sparks a discussion on why women resort to what we've been taught is the kindest rejection possible.

Domestic violence

A 360-degree look at the domestic violence cycle

"It got to the point where I was so down that I wanted to commit suicide."

Cosima Marriner   Cosima Marriner looks at the damage caused by domestic violence in families, and the workers on the front line trying to contain it.

Our Watch framework

The root cause of violence against women is gender inequality

Yassmin Abdel-Magied at the Our Watch framework launch at Parliament House, Canberra on 10th November 2015.

Yassmin Abdel-Magied   "We live in a society where the inequality is so pervasive, so embedded in everything we do, that often we don't realise it's there."

The myth that we should feel 'threatened' by other women

Women are constantly fed the lie that we are our own worst enemies. But female friendships can be a powerful fortress.

Clementine Ford   Women are constantly fed the lie that we are our own worst enemies. But female friendships can be a powerful fortress.

We need to call out the double standards in Australia's anti-discrimination laws

Mariam Veiszadeh founded the Islamophobia Register in 2014.

Mariam Veiszadeh   Mariam Veiszadeh: "I've been bestowed with the honour of becoming every Islamophobes' favourite poster child."

It's time to banish the myths around violence against Aboriginal women

Celeste Liddle: "Over and over again, we report racism and sexism and we are continually told this does not violate ...

Celeste Liddle   Aboriginal women are strong. They need to be given the space and support to address issues of violence within communities.

Clem Ford

Feminism matters. And it's terrifying for some people

The reason people - and the dinosaurs in particular - keep making fun of feminists is because we're actually making a ...

Clementine Ford   The reason people - and the dinosaurs in particular - keep making fun of feminists is because we're actually making a difference.

Daily Life Women Of The Year Judges

See who is on the judging panel this year.