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3 feminist gifts for a radical Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 10:29

3 gifts that won’t end up in the bin this Mother’s...

We live in a world so overflowing with consumer goods that half the presents we give and receive end up in the back of a cupboard, all but forgotten and wasting space. That said, gifts are still important. We use gifts to tell our loved ones that we care, that we’re thinking of them and how much they mean to us. And after all our mum’s have done for us over the years, it only seems right to return some of that love come Mother’s Day - and celebrate all our mums do. 

Style with substance

If your mum’s passionate about women’s rights and empowerment, we strongly suggest checking out The Fabric Social‘s gorgeous new RISE collection, an ethical clothing line produced by women weavers and sewers in Myanmar, supported by ActionAid Australia.

These incredible women producers are rising above the economic injustices presented for women by the global fashion industry by banding together under their Craft Producer Association to develop traditional craft and fashion products. Together they’ve created a just economic model that provides women producers with financial independence and freedom from working in exploitative garment factories that proliferate throughout Myanmar and low-income countries. 

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The Fabric Social’s clothes are stunning in and of themselves, but having such a powerful story behind each garment makes the RISE collection a beautiful (revolutionizing!) Mother’s Day gift.


An all-women comedy extravaganza

This year’s Frocking Hilarious at Sydney Town Hall is the perfect mother and daughter night out on the town. Frocking Hilarious is ActionAid’s annual all-women comedy extravaganza; an evening of pee-yourself funny comedy delivered by an unmissable line-up of Australia’s funniest women (joined this year by some stellar international acts).

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And just in case you need any more convincing – all proceeds go to ActionAid Australia’s work supporting women around the globe to claim their human rights.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketek, so get in quick.


The gift that keeps on giving

For many of our undeniably incredible mums, the best gift is the chance to lend a hand to women around the globe, who are fighting against poverty and injustice to support their families, their communities and to claim their human rights. 

Just like your mum, women living in poverty will do whatever it takes to care for their loved ones, which is why women make the most powerful and dedicated leaders in times of crisis and humanitarian disasters. That’s why ActionAid Australia works with women on the ground to identify the changes they want to see and to empower women to make those changes a reality.

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By making a gift to ActionAid Australia in honour of the special Mum in your life, you’ll be connecting your mum to extraordinary women, taking powerful action to end poverty and unleash their own potential to change the world.  It’s the gift that will make an enormous difference to women around the globe and will keep your mum inspired all year round.

You can make a gift here.